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Read the Varndean Update to catch up on what has happened at the College over the last term.

Smiles all round as Varndean College students celebrate (but no hugs)!

Varndean College staged a physically-distanced celebration on Monday, as IB students received outstanding results yet again, with students…

Varndean College Law students reach final of The National Legal Apprentice Competition

From 700 teams to 4, Varndean College Law students Eleanor Kwiatkowska and Josephine Dunsmore, have qualified for The National Legal…

Varndean College Chemistry tutor, John Luton, wins IOM3 Education Award

Congratulations go to Varndean College’s longstanding Chemistry tutor, John Luton, who has just been awarded The IOM3’s (Institute of…

Varndean College pays tribute to the NHS

Instead of clapping for the NHS last night, Varndean College adopted an alternative way to pay tribute to the work of the NHS. With its…

Varndean College student, Justin Nye, strives for yet more success whilst fundraising for the NHS

There’s no stopping second year Varndean College student, Justin Nye, who after overcoming much adversity in his personal life, is once…

Varndean College IB Student wins 2 nd prize in University of Oxford’s Poetry Competition

Second year IB Diploma student, Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo, has today learned that he has won second place in the University of Oxford’s…

Varndean College student springs into action to make PPE for Care Workers

A Varndean College student has sprung into action to design and assemble visor kits for care workers as a protection against COVID-19. Aidan…

Sad News - Alan Jenkins

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of former College Principal, Alan Jenkins, on Tuesday 18 March 2020 after a short…

Varndean College appoints its first female Principal

Varndean College, Brighton has appointed a new Principal and CEO to start in September following the upcoming retirement of Dr Phillip…

More Success for Justin

Our congratulations go to Justin Nye, who very proudly completed Sunday's Brighton Half Marathon in 1hr and 55 mins. Justin raised £130 for…

Third Time Lucky for Justin

Our congratulations go to second year student Justin Nye, who after overcoming lots of adversity in his personal life, is thrilled after…

STEM Centre Update

Just before the Christmas break, management at the College were invited on a site visit of our newly constructed two-storey STEM Centre…

Life Behind Bars, From Offence to Freedom

Inspirational speakers visited Varndean College today as part of a true-life conference about life behind bars in prison. Presented by the…

Varndean finish 1st in 'Cycle September'

Members of Varndean College staff once again took part in the 'Cycle September' competition this year and after having come 2nd in 2017 and…

Christmas Card Competition 2019

Year 1 International student, Jiahui Yang (Yura) from China, is this year's winner of Varndean's annual design a Christmas card competition…

Education and Bass Day

Three leading producers from Education & Bass came down to see us at Varndean College to give two masterclasses on remixing. Raff (Nurve…

Chemistry students hear from top trauma surgeon about cutting out youth violence

Pictured L to R are: Nadeen Alay, Fechi Kamalu, Madeleine Ruben, Mr Martin Griffiths, Laura Wallace, James Doyle, Miaya Harman. Year 1 A…

For the second year running a Varndean Student wins the Sussex Police 'Cadet of the Year' Award

For the second year running, a Varndean College student has won Sussex Police's overall 'Cadet of the Year' award. Following on from Harry…

Varndean College partners with local non-profit BHESCo to install 180 solar panels

Varndean College has partnered with local non-profit Brighton & Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCo) to install 180 solar panels on…

Creative Media students get to try out VR technology

Year 2 CTEC Level 3 Creative Media students were visited by Chris Hogg, Media Arts Lecturer from Royal Holloway University on Friday 20th…

Another Year of Exam Success for Varndean College

Read individual student success stories here. Varndean College in Brighton is once again delighted with the success of its students who have…

Childcare and Education Diploma students yet again achieve outstanding results

Varndean College’s students undertaking the two year NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education have once again achieved an…

Dancing to Success

This year, we said goodbye to five more of our dance students who are heading off to continue their dance training as full-time students on…

Varndean College Cambridge Chemistry Competition Success

Varndean College students have once again competed in Cambridge University’s annual C3L6 Chemistry Competition and yet again won an…

World-beating scores yet again for Varndean College IB Students

Varndean College is once again celebrating outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results, with this year’s cohort of students…

Varndean College Science Student wins UK ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Award

Varndean College Science student Anya-Niamh Tidey has just been announced as the winner of Uptree’s ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Future…

Varndean College student Jude Birch makes BAFTA finals

Varndean College Computer Science student Jude Birch is one of 11 UK finalists in the '15-18 years Game Making' category of The British…

Varndean College Visual Arts Summer Exhibition

Varndean College Visual Arts Department supports the work of more than two hundred A Level Photography, Art, Textile Design, Graphic Design…

Asia Trip for International Manager

Our International Manager, Shaun Clark, has just returned from visiting Shanghai in China where he spent time visiting four schools, two…

Varndean College Textile Students' Success at Knitting and Stitching Show, London

Our A Level Textiles students recently attended the Knitting and Stitching Show at London's Olympia and a number of them entered the show's…

Varndean College Student Successes in UK Maths Challenge

Students at Varndean College achieved 4 golds, 10 silvers and 11 bronzes in this year's UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Over 80,000 pupils from…

Beijing Bayi School Visit

The College welcomed 80 visitors from China's Beijing Bayi School yesterday, who were visiting Brighton as part of a UK cultural tour. They…

Varndean College Film Studies students study 'La La Land' at Lewes Depot Cinema

Thirty Varndean College first and second year A Level Film Studies students attended a 'La La Land' Explore Film workshop course at Lewes…

The Anthony Nolan Trust at Varndean College

Students took their first steps into potentially saving lives this week. The Anthony Nolan Trust were in Varndean College on Monday and…

Varndean College Students participate in Dusty Bluebells Project

Students from Varndean College have been participating in the local Dusty Bluebells Project, a project initially set up in January 2018 as a…

Upwards Through Business and Law

Many of our Business Studies and Law students were presented with one of Varndean College's 'Upwards Through Business & Law' awards…

Christmas Card Competition 2018

Year 1 student, Evie Dunn, was presented with a prize of a £20 Amazon voucher yesterday by College Principal, Phil Harland. Evie was the…

Varndean College once again receives impressive Ofsted report

Following their recent visit, Ofsted inspectors have once again confirmed Varndean College as being a 'good' college, where students thrive…

Varndean Student wins Sussex Police 'Individual Cadet of the Year' Award

Varndean College student, Harry Dawes, has recently been awarded Sussex Police's 'Individual Cadet of the Year' award. Harry, who was a…

Varndean Medical Student wins Seven Year Bursary from The Army

Varndean Science student Anya-Niamh Tidey has her eyes set on a medical career in The Army when she graduates, but her passion, skills and…

Jude Birch scoops 'Innovator of the Year' Award

Congratulations to Varndean College student, Jude Birch, who has scooped up yet another award; this time one of The Argus's Youth in Action…

Varndean College Scientists Shine as IB Celebrates its 50th Year

Varndean College's International Baccalaureate students have once again displayed an exceptional performance in their Diploma results this…

Varndean finish 3rd in 'Cycle September'

Members of staff at Varndean College took part in the 'Cycle September' competition again this year. Run by Love to Ride, Brighton & Hove…

Varndean College Film students attend a talk by world renowned film critic David Thomson

World renowned film critic David Thomson, made a rare UK personal appearance at the Depot Cinema, Lewes, on 10 March, sharing his insights…

Another Year of Exam Success for Varndean College

Varndean College in Brighton is delighted with the success of its students who have once again maintained an impressive record of A Level…

Varndean College student wins second place in Cambridge's Woolf Essay Prize

Varndean College student, Kate Granlund, has been awarded joint second place in Cambridge University's annual Woolf Essay Prize. Kate, aged…

Sports Leadership Award students gain valuable experience organising 'Year 9 Surrenden Cup'

Students at Varndean College following the Sports Leadership Award alongside their academic studies have once again run another fantastic…