Welcome to Varndean College, a sixth form college with a strong academic reputation, located in the lively and cosmopolitan City of Brighton on a very attractive campus surrounded by playing fields and with views of the sea.
The country's Chief Inspector for Schools and Colleges has identified Varndean as a "particularly successful" college. Varndean has a high reputation for examination results and students progress to university and employment - with many of our former students now prominent in public life. Students at Varndean become involved in a wide range of enrichment opportunities in sport, music, drama and societies and there is a lively student union. Support for students is excellent whether this be from personal tutors or using important services such as welfare, careers guidance and additional support for learning, including language support.
|College term dates and holidays|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Fri 6 Sep: Orientation programmes start||Mon 6 Jan to Fri 15 Feb: Lessons||Mon 20 Apr to Fri 22 May: Lessons|
|Tue 10 Sep to Fri 25 Oct: Lessons||Mon 17 Feb to Fri 21 Feb: Half-term Holiday||Bank Holiday Monday 4 May|
|Mon 28 Oct to Fri 1 Nov: Half-term Holiday||Mon 24 Feb to Fri 3 Apr: Lessons||Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May: Half-term Holiday|
|Mon 4 Nov to Wed 18 Dec: Lessons|
|Christmas Holiday: Thu 19 Dec 2019 – Fri 3 Jan 2020||Easter Holiday: Mon 6 Apr 2020 – Fri 17 April 2020||Please note: High School Programme ends Fri 12 June|