Lennox School is our newest School Base, introduced in 2020 to keep up with the ever-growing student intake and to ensure that every child continued to be seen, heard and supported. Named after Annie Lennox, Lennox School strives to embody the kindness, individuality and bravery that Annie Lennox has shown throughout her career.
Annie Lennox is not only a talented musician and performer, but has also done incredible charity work and has raised awareness for LGBTQ+ issues such as equal rights and HIV & AIDS. The incredible work of Annie Lennox is truly inspiring and Lennox School encourages all students to reach new heights in their own lives through the many opportunities Varndean School offers.
Deputy Head of School - Miss S Connolly
I started my journey into teaching by moving to Brighton from London to attend the University of Sussex and complete a Master’s degree in Chemistry. I then completed a PGCE and began teaching in a school just outside of Brighton. Within my career to date I have worked as a Head of Year for both KS4 and KS3 pupils, an Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Behaviour, Welfare and Personal Development, and a Safeguarding Lead. I have had a strong grounding in leading in pastoral care for students and am thrilled to be able to continue this at Varndean School.
Our ethos in Lennox School is that kindness always comes first, and we show this every day in our words and our actions. Lennox students will always strive to be the best that they can be and as Deputy Head of School, I will always do the utmost to enable and support them in this aim.
School Leader - Mrs E Sutton
I joined Varndean in September 2020, so I am as new to the school as Lennox Base. Therefore, I am extremely excited for us to grow together.
I studied English at the University of Leeds (BA Hons) a long time ago! Throughout my career, I have worked as a Business Consultant in the Financial sector, an Account Manager in the Charity sector, as well as within Education in more recent years. I am also a Governor at a local primary school. Having worked in different sectors, different countries and with different age groups, I believe the key skill needed to make meaningful connections is the ability to listen.
As School Leader, I believe it is important to do all we can to help our students live emotionally healthy lives. I am here to provide support to both students and their families, to ensure Lennox students thrive at Varndean and achieve their aspirations, whatever they may be.