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Sixth Form Open Evening 2018

29/11/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking of coming to Devizes 6th Form? Come along to our Open Evening to find out more!

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Inter House PE Activities Term 1

11/10/2018

 

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Litter Free School

08/10/2018

At Devizes School we are all working really hard to improve our school environment. On Sunday 7th October I had the pleasure & privilege of working with 20+ volunteers, including a number of our students, from our local church at St James who form a community group called NOISE. 

We spent all morning clearing the site of litter and pruning and planting shrubs. The school site looks great.

Special thanks go to Dr Keith Brindle who coordinated the event... read more


National Poetry Day Visit

05/10/2018

 

Year 9 were lucky enough to spend National Poetry Day listening to the vocal talents of the incredible performance poet Toby Thompson as part of the Bath Children's Literature Festival. The writer and performer who  has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury and the Camden Roundhouse spoke to students about how he began writing poetry at the age of 14 inspired by a love of hip-hop.

Year 9 students were treated to some of Toby’s poetry during a morning assembly.  He then worked with a group... read more


School Coffee Morning Supports the Fight Against Cancer

04/10/2018

 

The pupils and teachers at Devizes School were delighted to be given the opportunity to miss lessons and enjoy a relaxing drink last Friday morning — but don’t worry, it was all for a good cause.

Since 1990, the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning has helped to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event has proven to be extremely successful, with more than £200 million being raised over the last 28 years, helping the charity continue the fight against cancer.

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Every two minutes.... read more


KS1 Badminton 2018 DSSN

03/10/2018

 

 

 

The first DSSN Devizes PE event of the year was a huge success this afternoon. It was lovely to see Primary Schools here with KS1 students who were trying Badminton for the first time! All really enjoyed the experience.

Thanks to Miss Storey who has taken over DSSN for this year in Mrs Lane's absence. 

 

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

02/10/2018

 

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects millions of people every day. However, not everyone understands the nature of dyslexia. Over the next week, our pupils will be taking part in Dyslexia Awareness Week to better understand the learning difficulty and challenge common misconceptions so they can become better supporters of those who have dyslexia.

According to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), the driving force behind Dyslexia Awareness Week, 10% of the British population are dyslexic, 4% severely so. Despite the number of people who have dyslexia, a large number of the population do not have an... read more


Students to Embrace Languages from Across Europe

25/09/2018

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Every year, the 26th of September marks the European Day of Languages, and our pupils will be spending the day (on 27th as 26th is an SD Day) improving their foreign vocabulary. The teaching of a foreign language is already a part of our curriculum, but this day gives us the opportunity to introduce other languages to students.

Mr Ross, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, said, “It's a great opportunity to show that language learning is not just about French or Spanish, but about showing the value of languages in all areas of life.”

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New Parent Programme with Mrs Britten

24/09/2018

 

Our new Parent Programme starts on Tuesday 25th September from 7-9pm. If you would like to attend please contact Mrs Britten via email tbritten@devizes.wilts.sch.uk or phone the school 01380 724886 Ext 315. 

The programme ends on the 18th December and meetings are every Tuesday from 7-9pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Memoires of a South American Adventure

24/09/2018

 

Students at Devizes School spent their summer holidays embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in Peru. The team of twelve students spent four weeks undertaking project work in disadvantaged communities, as well as completing the 5 day Salkantay trek to the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu; this was a challenging, physically exhausting trek, that took the students through their paces. They endured blizzards at the dizzying height of 4600M, mosquito bites as they trekked through jungle, and blisters as they traversed rivers and... read more


Open Events 2018

19/09/2018

 

                                            Bookings can be made from Tuesday 4th September....
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Launch of Ski 2019

19/09/2018

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

   

 

  This trip is now available on Parentpay. A deposit of £100 is due by October 15th....
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After School Clubs from September 2018

12/09/2018

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Important Notice

07/09/2018

 

Please could we remind parents not to drop off or collect students (in vehicles) on the school premises. We are thinking of everyone's safety at these busy times. However if students have a medical/other appointment we accept that parents may need to be on to site. Thank you.

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Traffic Disruption on London Road - Message from Wiltshire Council

03/09/2018

 

Dear Headteacher,

Wiltshire Council are currently carrying out works at the junction of London Road and Windsor Drive in Devizes.  In order to ensure the safety of both the travelling public and the workforce temporary traffic signals are in use between 7am and 7pm.  Inevitably this is causing lengthy delays around Devizes and I would be grateful if you could pass this information to your parents in advance of the new school year.  The work is due for substantial completion by the end of October but it is anticipated that the use of temporary traffic signals will only continue until the... read more


KS4 Results Day a Huge Success

23/08/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our year 11 students came to school today to collect their exam results. More than two months after their exams finished in June, students were finally able to discover their grades and reap the rewards of their hard work.

 

We are delighted to report another year of good GCSE results for the... read more


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    Year 11 Letter to Parents 2018

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    Year 11 Parents' Evening 2018

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