College news

Varndean Staff get Cycling

Thirty three members of staff at Varndean College have signed up to take part in the ‘Cycle September’ competition, run by Love to Ride, Brighton & Hove.  Many abandoned their cars or public transport today as they braved the high winds to take part in ‘Cycle to Work Day’ Companies and organisations enter as teams, cycle to gain points and move up the league to win prizes.  Varndean is currently in 2nd place with 3,534 points in the 200-499 staff category.  Pictured here are just a few of the members of staff, including tutors, support staff and even the

Varndean student lands place at one of the UK’s top contemporary dance schools

Varndean College student Colette Kite (ex Varndean School) has been offered and accepted a place at the extremely competitive  and internationally recognised Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level contemporary dance training) and will be starting her training there in September.   We wish her every success with her future career ambitions as a dancer.

Collette Kite

Varndean College IB Students Shine Once Again

Maria Gureeva (below) was one of the stars of Varndean College’s outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results this summer. Maria, who lives in Burgess Hill and went to Downlands School, studied her native Russian language on the way to achieving almost full marks in this demanding international qualification. Her score of 44 points has put her in the top 1% of over 90,000 IB students worldwide. Maria, who is going to study Economics at Warwick University, shared top spot with ex-Steyning Grammar pupil Naomi Crisp from Shoreham.

Reading Ahead Challenge 2017

For the third year running, students from Varndean College have participated in the Reading Ahead Challenge.  This is a programme run by the UK Reading Agency in which it challenges students to choose six reads (such as books and magazines) then read and review them in a diary provided.

The scheme is for anyone who would like to read more and encourages reading for pleasure and on a regular basis.  

Pictured here are just some of the participating students receiving their prizes and certificates from College Principal, Phil Harland, today.