Kids Count Inspiration Awards Winner 2017
A huge well done to Year 7 Archie who was awarded the 'Kids Count' Most Inspirational Young Person award last autumn. This award was the 'Members of Parliament Special Award' and Archie was chosen from over 600 entries nationwide.Local MP for Devizes Claire Perry nominated Archie after seeing what great work he was doing as a young carer.
Today, Claire visited Archie and his mum at school to give him his official award which is stunning!
Well done Archie, we are all very proud. You are...
6th Form Student in Devizes to Westminster Race
Due to the ferocity of the conditions on the Thames over the Easter weekend the organisers had to curtail the Devizes to Westminster Race at Reading a necessary but important call that had to be made in terms of safety of all crews.
Devizes 6th Form student Daniel and his partner Reeve (Reeve is at St John’s School) were flying and finished an amazing 5th place in the Junior Doubles (ahead of all the other local schools see the results http://results.dwrace.co.uk/results/2018/Results/SaturdayClassResults.html)
Over the two days they did...
Easter Exam Revision Program
There have been a few amendments to the Easter Revision program. Please check carefully as some of the dates and locations have changed, there are also some additional sessions.
Please note that due to large demand we have had to limit the number of students who are able to attend the History revision sessions. Mr Strickland will inform parents via a letter which students are able to attend these sessions. If you do not receive a letter confirming your son/daughter is able to attend following this email then students should not attend these sessions. However, after school sessions on Wednesday and...
We Wore Odd Socks for Down's Syndrome Week!
We have had a brilliant day supporting Wiltshire Police with their 'World Down's Syndrome Day' today. Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and his team gave an assembly this morning to students in Years 8 and 9. Over the last 2 weeks a group of students have sold 'odd socks' in aid of the charity in their break, tutor and lunchtimes.
In total the school has so far raised over £300 and this amount is rising!
A great cause and an inspiring assembly this morning.
Lots more photos...
Exam Changes Due to School Closure
Due to the school closure on Monday 19th March, the following exam changes will now take place;
Yr11 Chemistry exam Tuesday 20th March P5&6, Now in Science lessons.
Yr11 Photography mock/catch-up, Now 20th March P3-6
Yr11 LIBF exam, Now Wednesday 21st March P1 & 2 in D69
Yr11 MFL Oral mock, Now 21st March P1-3 using B31 & LSU
BBC School Report 2018
On Thursday 15th March a group of 28 Year 8 students spent the day reporting for BBC School Report. The LRC was turned into a newsroom for the day where students wrote stories on various themes which included; the snow, theatre production at the Wharf Theatre, Football and Reading Week.
At the end of the day their news stories were uploaded to the link below.
Well done to all who worked really hard to meet the afternoon deadline. All wrote and edited their own stories which included...
Netball Trip to Condover Hall 16th - 18th March 2018
Our @DevizesPE girls will spend until Sunday at Condover Hall, Shropshire playing in a netball tournament. They will also enjoy other amazing activities, swimming, climbing, fencing, zorbing, laser maze and more! I don't think they will want to leave... and that's just the staff!...
Social Media Safety and Concerns
Increasing numbers of students are being affected by unkind social media apps.
The most common/latest trend is:
sarahah an anonymous website
snapchat-slag off sesh
People can anonymously comment and say unkind things about others on these sites.
These social media issues are being brought into school. We would like our students to feel safe, secure and happy whilst in or out of school. Please be aware of what your child is doing on social media.
Please see the links below for useful tips on how to support your child to stay safe online.
Lots Of Socks Campaign 2018
Photo competition for the 'lots of socks' campaign DS awareness .
You need to take a picture/selfie.
Win a prize for either the funniest photo of you & your socks or a photo of the most extreme place you and your socks have been.
Email your photos to email@example.com by 16/03/18. The best photograph (decision will be made by the Police) in both categories will win a...
Year 8 Parents' Evening 2018
The Year 8 Parents' Evening originally scheduled for Tuesday 27th March will now take place on Thursday 26th April.
Apologies for any inconvenience. We felt it not fair to have two parents' evenings back to back as the Year 11 Parents Evening had to be moved to the Monday 26th March because of last week's snow. The Year 11 evening had to take priority due to the time pressures of the exams in May.
Mrs S Puntis...
Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018
A huge well done to Year 12 Dan and his team mate Reeve who will be taking part in a four day canoe race from Devizes to Westminster this Easter. They set off on Good Friday 30th March and finish on Easter Monday.
Best of luck to them both. If you would like to donate please click on the link below.
Dan & Reeve's Canoe Race Challenge - Just Giving website...
Rescheduled Mock Exams
Due to the school closure because of snow last week Year 10 Mock exams have been rescheduled as follows:
Maths Calculator exam has been rescheduled and will take place at 11.15am on Tuesday 6th March.
Exams which should have taken place Friday 2nd March will now take place on Monday 5th March
Monday exams will take place on Wednesday 7th March.
Mrs A Wright
Rescheduled Maths Exam Time
Maths Calculator exam which should have taken place on Thursday afternoon has been rescheduled and will take place at 11.15 am on Tuesday 6th March. Students need to go to their Period 3 as normal and they will be brought to the halls by their teachers. ...
Interested In Becoming a Teacher?
Why not train on the job. Join the Wiltshire SCITT Programme....
World Book Day Award 2018
Some of our Literacy Ambassadors (pictured left with Principal Mr Bevan) have created a display for the 'World Book Day Award' in the LRC. The challenge is to create a display to demonstrate how your school is flying high with reading & to show how we are championing reading as a school. Winners get £5,000 of books and a visit from Chris Hoy!
Here's hoping we win....!...
What's coming up
GLAMS Healthy Cookery Activity
Mrs Strickland, teacher of PE & Health will take eight students toread more
We welcome KS2 students for a DSSN Gymnastics Festival on Wednesday Aprilread more
Year 8 Parents' Evening 2018
The Year 8 Parents' Evening originally scheduled for Tuesday 27th March willread more