No Blazers or Ties on Wednesday
On Wednesday 21st June due to the warmer weather students are not required to bring blazers to school and will not be required to wear ties.
This is for Wednesday only as the weather is forecast to be cooler again from Thursday.
Mr P Bevan
Geography Trip Postponed
A message to all Year 10 who are going on the Hengistbury Head Geography trip.
Due to staff illness the trip has now had to be postponed. Please come to school for lessons as usual on Monday 12th June....
Devizes School Student Accepted by RADA
We are very pleased to announce that Year 13 Devizes 6th Form student James Godwin has been accepted by The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), in London.
James who is about to start his final A Level exams, applied to RADA in December for the Technical Theatre & Stage Management Course. Only 36 places per year are offered worldwide.
He has been an amazing student throughout his time at Devizes School, running lighting and sound for various events, shows, concerts and assemblies. He will be very...
Sixth Form Leaver's Final Day & Prom
Head of Sixth Form Mr Evans celebrated his last leaver’s prom with Year 13 students on May 26th.
Mr Evans, who has led the sixth form since 2001, was given a day to remember at the end of term as Year 13 spent the day in Evans’ Boot camp. During the evening of Saturday 27th they swapped their camouflage clothes for dresses and suits as the leaver’s prom was held at Cleeve House, Seend.
Miss Dale who currently assists Mr Evans as Deputy of Sixth Form will...
End of Term News from Mr Bevan
We decided against producing the newsletter in its usual format as it has been such a short but very busy and productive Term 5. We have been really impressed by the positive attitude and determination shown by our Y11, Y12 and Y13 students towards their examinations. There is a full revision programme for Y11 students to take advantage of in the coming weeks - please see the school website for further details.
You may have noticed that we have all been voting on a new School Logo. This exciting change will help signify a bright new era for Devizes School. ...
Devizes School Open Evening July 12th 2017
All are welcome to come along to our Open Evening on Wednesday July 12th between 3.30 and 6.30pm....
Camp Xtra - Bookings Now Open!
Our Camp Xtra summer holiday camp for 8 to 15 year olds is now open for bookings. To book please go to www.campxtra.co.uk
An exciting week of sport and art activities at Devizes School. New activities this year including: Basketball, Computer Coding and Clay, Mosaic & Photography.
Brochures available from Primary Schools and from our Reception area.
Dates: Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017.
Why not book your child a place now?!...
Devizes Sixth Form Aerial Photos
Wow, what an amazing idea and offer by one of our parents! Affordable Aerial, Imagery & Recording (AAIR) www.aair.biz
After an innocuous chat at a Parents’ Evening about the possibility of aerial photos – what a result!
Although not yet the whole school picture, spelling the words DEVIZES SCHOOL, but a single 6 with our Sixth Form was an achievable target.
Fortunately, the wild creative ideas of Miss Marshall was put into a military style operation and the mathematical calculations were carried out by Mr Evans our Head...
Year 7 Revision from Miss Hughes
Year 7 and their parents can click on the link below for follow up notes on the evening revision session with Miss Hughes last week.
Camp Xtra 2017 - Booking from 22nd May 2017
Devizes School Camp Xtra - an exciting week of sport and art activities for 8-15 year olds will be taking bookings from Monday 22nd May. This week local Primary schools will have received their brochures. Brochures can also be picked up from our Reception area.
Lots of activities are on offer - go to our website www.campxtra.co.uk to find out more.
Anyone booking up before the end of June will get an 'early bird' discount.
Comment from Paul Wickens our Camp Xtra Coordinator:
'Following the success of Camp...
Wiltshire Police Media Release
Police are issuing a warning to parents/guardians in Salisbury following incidents in the past week in which approximately twenty young people have taken the prescription drug Xanax.
The young people aged 15/16 years have received medical treatment.
Police received further information today, Monday 8 May 2017, of another 15 year old girl who has taken the drug and needed medical treatment. Fortunately all of the teenagers are now recovering however the side effects can last for several days.
Xanax is drug which should only be prescribed by a doctor for anxiety disorders. It can cause cardiac /...
Devizes Harmony Choir - Wiltshire Choir of the Year Competition
The Wiltshire Choir of the Year Competition is a county-wide event open to School and Youth Choirs. All singers who enter are 18 years or under.
The competition takes place in St John’s Church, Devizes. The preliminary round, for all choirs is on Tuesday 16th May. The final, featuring four choirs selected from the preliminary rounds, will be on a Saturday evening 20th May.
A group of 15 students from our ‘Devizes Harmony’ school choir will attend this competition.
All choirs will receive a certificate and the winning...
A 6th Form Photo with a Difference!
Yesterday our Devizes Sixth Form students were treated to a leaver's photo with a difference! A drone circled over the school to photograph and film our students during tutor time.
An amazing result, we think you will agree!
To watch drone video via You tube click here...
South West Junior Chef of the Year
Anyone interested in entering this should see Mrs Bromley (DT Food Tech) in school as soon as possible....
An Amazing Open House Event
A huge thank you to all who supported us today at our 2nd Open House event. At least 200 people visited us between 10am and 3pm to take a cellar tour, look at old yearbooks and watch an amazing attic video.
The attic video mentioned can be watched using the link below on Youtube.
A special thank you must go to John Girvan who conducted the cellar tours - almost without a break and to James Godwin (Y13) and Katie Sims (Bath School of Art & Design) who...
Bronze Award - Healthy Schools Award from Wiltshire Council
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...
Year 7 Revision Session
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...