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  • Year 7 Author Visit

    Published 20/09/19

    Alexandra Sheppard

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    Published 13/09/19


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  • Open Evening & Open Mornings 2019

    Published 09/09/19

    Open Evening 2019 

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  • The results are in.....

    Published 22/08/19

    Varndean School is celebrating another record breaking set of exam results this year.

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  • Enrichment Travel Updates

    Published 25/07/19

    Enrichment Travel Updates 2019 

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  • Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing Summer Support Workshops ​​​​​​​

    Published 24/07/19
    Click for more information Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing Summer Support Workshops
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  • Inset Day 19th July

    Published 17/07/19
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  • Sports Day 2019

    Published 16/07/19

    Sports Day 2019

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  • Lasy Day Of Term

    Published 11/07/19

    End of Term Graduation and Achievement Assemblies

    On Friday 26th July we will be celebrating all that our students have achieved this academic year in the school Graduation and Achievement Assemblies.

    Parents/Carers are welcome to attend their child’s Assembly. If you would like to attend please email  with your child’s name and form group and the number attending.

    Please note that your child will be required to wear their full school uniform on this day as we demonstrate pride in our schools and our communities.

    Students attend school only for their final tutor time and their Graduation and Achievement Assembly. The timings for these are listed below:









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    Students arrive

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    Please note the school canteen will be open between 8:00am - 9:00am and then from 10:00am - 11.30am. 

    We hope you can join us and we look forward to welcoming returning students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 on Friday 6th September at 8:40am. Any students joining us in year 7 will be starting school on Thursday 5th September at 8:40am, to allow them extra time to settle into their new classes.

    Have a restful holiday.


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  • Russell Variety Show

    Published 04/07/19
    Russell School are putting on an evening of entertainment all for a great cause. Come and show your support! 
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  • Building Works

    Published 26/06/19
    Due to building works taking place there will be no pedestrian access from Balfour Road to Stringer Way between 1st July - 20th July.
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  • Measles Update Letter

    Published 24/06/19

    Measles Update Letter

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