News

Bronze Award - Healthy Schools Award from Wiltshire Council

27/04/2017

 

We have been successful in achieving the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze award, where we as a school have demonstrated that our wider approach focuses on the health and wellbeing of the whole child.   The audit enabled staff to understand the strengths the school has to offer and to continue to move the provision forward in the future.   By developing policies and procedures, continuing to provide healthy meals and snacks, staff training in understanding mental health and how to support students.  The PSHEe curriculum continues to... read more


Year 7 Revision Session

24/04/2017

 

The revision session for Year 7 students and parents originally scheduled for this week has been postponed. This event will now take place on Tuesday 16th May from 6.30pm in the Lower School Dining Hall.

Miss K Hughes
RAL Y7

...
read more

Open House 2017

07/04/2017

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

    We have now completed an 'Attic Video Tour'. Come along to our cinema room to view this on the day. The 'Grey Lady' may make an appearance! Please come along to support our fundraising efforts!...
read more

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017

07/04/2017

 

100 Year 10 and 11 students participated in this year's Intermediate Maths Challenge.

Cora Warren was best in the school and in Year 11. Verity Shah was best in Year 10.

 

The following students received certificates:

Gold: Cora Warren

Silver: Thomas Wright and John Frankel

Bronze: Verity Shah, Joseph Brindle, Thomas Woods, Annabel Bigland, James Stobbart, Olivia Harridine, Daniel Strickland, Sam Ponting, Harry Davis, Millie Rogers, Luca Kerrigan, Thomas Bartley and Roberta Alessandria.

 

A huge well done to all involved.

 

Miss F Johnson
Teacher of Mathematics

...
read more

Readathon Congratulations

06/04/2017

 

 

Mrs Robinson would like to thank all of the Year 7's who took part in Readathon to raise a fantastic amount of £330.90 for the charity, Readwell.  Congratulations to Ellie and Kieran who managed to read a wide range of books and raise lots of sponsorship. We are looking forward to taking part next year and hope to help more children in hospital!

...
read more

End of Term Dates 2017

06/04/2017

 

The last day of Term 4 will be Friday 7th April 2017. The first day back (Term 5) will be Monday 24th April 2017.

This will be Week 2 on students' timetables.

Have a great Easter holiday!

...
read more

Easter Revision Schedule for Year 11

05/04/2017

 

To all Year 11 students and parents

 

We are pleased to offer Easter holiday revision and exam preparation sessions throughout the Easter holiday.  These sessions are run by subjects specialist teachers and will give students an additional opportunity to get expert advice as they prepare for the GCSE examinations.

Please see the sessions, times and subjects being offered.  Certain students will be invited to attend each session but they are open to all students for which the subject and level are appropriate.

 

If you have any questions please contact the member of staff leading each session.

Mr D Fiddament
Deputy Headteacher

Click here for... read more


Camp Xtra 2017

05/04/2017

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

  More details on activities and how to book coming very soon!...
read more

Follow Up - Year 8 Parent Revision Session

05/04/2017

 

Dear Y8 Parents,

 

Thank you to those of you who attended the Parent Revision Session last night. I hope that you found it useful.

For those of you unable to attend, please find attached a copy of the information that was given out in a PDF and word document.

If you have any questions about the forthcoming Y8 exams taking place between 12th – 16th June, please contact your child’s class teacher for the subject involved or me (spuntis@devizes.wilts.sch.uk) or Mrs Andrew (aandrew@devizes.wilts.sch.uk) for more general enquiries.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Sarah Puntis
Deputy Headteacher

Parent Revision Support Session - pdf

Y8 Exam Week... read more


Essential Gas Works Now Completed

30/03/2017

 

Earlier this evening essential gas works were carried out in school. We are pleased to say that this work has now been completed which means all hot meals and snacks can be provided tomorrow as usual.  Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience. 

 Please pass this information on to any family and friends who have students at our school.

Thank you.

 

 

...
read more

Year 9 Exam Week 2017

29/03/2017

 

Please find below (via the link) information relating to the Parent Information Evening which took place on Tuesday 28th March.

If you would like further information or guidance about these exams, please contact Mrs Puntis at school  spuntis@devizes.wilts.sch.uk

Year 9 Exam Week 

 

...
read more

Farewell and Good Luck to Mrs Smart

29/03/2017

 

Barbara Smart, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (she completed her Masters in 2000) will retire at Easter 2017 after 15 years’ service to the community and students of Devizes and many more in the world of education beyond and within Wiltshire.

She joined the school to take on leadership of Inclusion at the school as the school’s first ever Assistant Headteacher under Malcolm Irons in 2002. She had previously set up and run the Young Persons Support Service Centre in Trowbridge for students who had been excluded... read more


Year 9 Parent Information Evening 2017

24/03/2017  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents and students are invited to come along to this in the Main Hall from 6pm. Any queries please contact Mrs S Puntis or Mrs A Andrew in school.

 

...
read more

Year 8 Parent Information Evening 2017

24/03/2017

...
read more

Science Week 2017

22/03/2017

 

This year Science Week was again marked in style by the Science Faculty!
Experiments, demonstrations and activities took place both inside and outside the science block at lunchtimes and after school. It is hard to decide who enjoyed these more – the teachers organising, testing (multiple times, because it was fun!) and presenting the weird and wonderful phenomena, or the students observing and taking part.

At the beginning of the lunch break on Monday students emerged from lessons onto the quad to find the area outside... read more


Mock Medical School for Year 10

22/03/2017

 

Once again, we held our Mock Medical School for Year 10 pupils on Tuesday 21st March. Students had the opportunity to dissect their own rat, looking for key structures such as the lungs (tiny!) and liver (huge!). They were encouraged to consider which careers would involve such activities at university and came up with most of the usual suspects- medics/ dentists/physiotherapist – all of whom need a detailed knowledge of how the body is put together and operates. Pupils showed a range of dissecting skills... read more


Red Nose Day Fundraiser 2017

17/03/2017

...
read more

Junior Team Maths Challenge 2017

17/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...
read more

Reading Week and Where to Find It

17/03/2017

 

Starting on Monday the 27th of February, to Friday the 2nd of March, occurred an event that was enjoyed by many students across Devizes School: Reading Week.

Every year, Devizes School LRC (Learning Resource Centre) hosts an event called Reading Week to celebrate World Book Day. It is a great opportunity for students to engage in activities that will encourage and inspire them to get reading. Reading is a fundamental part of education and can seriously affect choices in later life. People who read are more... read more


Easter Bookmark Competition

17/03/2017

...
read more

BBC School Report 2017

16/03/2017

 

A group of very hardworking Year 8 students have taken part in the BBC School Report today. Lots of reports have been completed plus some students  were interviewed live on BBC Wiltshire Radio.

Click here to go to the BBC School Report Devizes School area to read the reports uploaded so far.

The radio interview can be found on the BBC Wiltshire Radio website, Ali Vowles Show at around 10.35am (show started 9am) 16th March 2017. This should be available for 30 days.

...
read more

Interested In Being a Host Family?

14/03/2017

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

Can you support a foreign student while they are studying in the UK?...
read more

Spring Music Concert 2017 Tickets On Sale NOW

13/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are available to buy from school (Mrs Sims in the Finance Office) or on the door for this fantastic event presented by our BTEC Music students.

...
read more

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge 2017

02/03/2017

 

25 year 12 and 13 students participated in this year's Senior Maths Challenge.

The following students achieved a:

GOLD:  Chris Thomas
SILVER:  Hameed Abdul & Max Hanney
BRONZE:  Iona Johnstone & Holly Martin

 

Chris Thomas was the best in school and year 13. Holly Martin was best in year 12.  Chris Thomas achieved a merit in the next round of the competition.

 

Miss F Johnson
Teacher of Mathematics

...
read more

Cookery School Trip to Bromham

02/03/2017

 

Trip to the Farm Cookery School, Bromham

As part of the Year 7 transition a small group of Year 7’s have been attending a club at lunchtimes with myself (Mrs Strickland).  We use this time to meet up and be active after eating our lunch.

In line with this we went on a trip down to the Farm Cookery School in Bromham which is a fantastic cooking facility open for cooking courses for all ages and abilities.

We looked at healthy eating options and the aspiring chefs learned... read more


Filter by

What's coming up

  • 29/04/17

    Open House 2017

     

    read more
  • 16/05/17

    Year 7 Parent Revision 2017

      The Year 7 Parent Revision session will take place on Tuesday 16th

    read more
  • 27/05/17

    Sixth Form Prom 2017

     

    read more

Keeping you in touch