End of Term Message from Mr Bevan - Summer 2017
This has been an incredibly positive and productive academic year; please read the recently published newsletter to catch up on all our news. Before we head off into the summer holidays I wanted to update you with some key developments and changes that will impact in a positive way in September.
I wrote to you recently to explain why we want to increase the amount of emphasis placed on rewarding good behaviour and students taking ownership for their learning. We also want to guarantee a completely low-level disruption-free learning environment, regardless of which class a student is in. Mr Ross,...
Exam Results Day Information 2017
If you are in Year 11 or 6th Form and you want a parent or friend to collect results from school on your behalf you need to do the following:
Email email@example.com to inform us who you wish to collect
Ask the person collecting to bring id and a copy of your email to school
Exams results are available on:
GCE 17th August (Y13 at 9am, Y12 10am) Go to the 6th Form Study Room
GCSE 24th August between 10-12 in the Main Hall
Examination Results Day Information
Enquiry about results (EARs) and access to scripts pack - Summer 2017
Amazing Open Evening
Many thanks to all who supported our Open Evening on July 12th. Our school was opened up to all between 3.30 and 6.30pm. All subject areas offered displays, activities and challenges, we were also lucky enough to have BBC Wiltshire Radio in our Global Studies 'WW1 trench' area.
Great attendance on a lovely sunny afternoon. ...
Telephone Lines Down 7th July
We are currently experiencing telephone problems. At the moment we have no incoming or outgoing lines.
Apologies for any inconvenience. These issues are currently being looked at and hopefully fixed.
Please email the school if you have any problems....
Sports Day Timetable 2017 - Friday 7th July
Please find the Sports Day timetable for Friday 7th July 2017....
Our athletes continue to do us proud at Devizes School. A range of students have pushed themselves to achieve their personal best with notable performances from Josh Blake and Sam Ottaway breaking the 800m Year 8 boys school record of 2 minutes and 36 seconds. Josh being the current holder at 2minutes and 30 seconds. This was last broken in 2005. Caleb Hollow at Bath University broke the Year 7 800m boys record of 2 minutes 31.6 seconds, setting a new time of 2 minutes and 29 seconds. The old record has stood since 1981.
The Pentathlon and Quadathlon events were...
STOP - Book Now!
STOP is for parents/carers with young people aged 10-16. It is a sponsored course so we can offer places at no charge.
The course is 10 weeks long and starts Wednesday 4th October 2017.
Contact us for more information.
Tel: Mrs Britten 01380 724886 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org...
On the first Friday in June the GLAMS (Girls leaders and marketing squad) ran their first large event for their year group. This group of girls have been up to Loughborough University to receive bespoke Youth Sports Trust training for their age group to be able to inspire other young women. They took part in workshops with England Netball, Fencing and Dance, as well as focusing on meeting other young women leaders. They learned how to motivate and talk to groups of people to express...
Year 6 Induction 2017
For two days, Year 6 students will have their induction to Devizes School. Over 200 students arrived this morning for an assembly in a packed Main Hall with Miss Hughes and Mr Bevan. The students now have two days of timetabled lessons which include, Art, History, Drama and Science.
New entry evening, which will also include parents of Year 6, will be held tonight (Mon 3rd July at 7pm) and will include a welcome barbecue.
Race for Life Fundraiser 2017
A huge well done to the 23 students plus extra PE Staff who went to Lydiard Park, Swindon on May 21st to take part in Race for Life. An absoultely amazing effort both on the day and since then with their fundraising.
Between them the girls have managed to raise £1099 for Cancer Research!...
Visit to Avon Rubber for 'Women In Engineering' Event
On Friday 23rd June Devizes School DT students attended the Women in Engineering event organised in conjunction with STEM at Avon Rubber, Melksham. Natasha Court and Sophie Middleton both Y10 D&T Resistant Materials students met up with students from other schools to spend an interesting day focusing on women in engineering.
An excellent visit involving presentations from different women employees (three younger female engineers and one more senior scientist - all who were great!) about their roles and how they got there. All received a tour around the factory floor...
School Summer Show - 'Hood' Tickets on Sale
Our school show 'Hood' will be performed on the evening of Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th July in the Main Hall.
Tickets can be purchased from The Drama Studios, please see Mr Radbourne.
Watch a trailer for the show now on our twitter page @Devizesschool
Looks like a great event!...
Virtual Babies with Year 10
The virtual babies had 6 new homes this year as our bravest students took on the challenge of looking after a ‘virtual new born.’ Many parents will be currently reflecting on what that might mean but just to refresh any memories, lots of crying, a very varied sleep pattern and not a lot of sleep. Lots of rewarding cuddles and cooing on the positive side. These virtual babies come with a carry sling so they can be carried around with the pupil during their weekend. Many pupils commented on the comments they received whilst they were out in the community....
Year 11 Prom 2017
We celebrated with Year 11 by holding a prom at Cumberwell Park on Friday 23rd June. An evening of great food, photos and dancing was enjoyed by around 110 students.
Raising Achievement Leader for Year 11 , Mrs Mackay says:
Immaculately dressed in an array of stunning dresses and suits, Year 11 arrived for their Prom at Cumberwell Park in a variety of amazing transports.
It was a fabulous evening of good humour and fun with all present enjoying a fantastic atmosphere of celebration - put simply, it...
International Week 2017
This week we have enjoyed a celebration of everything International. Lessons have been based around Olympic and Paralympic values and we have had some very special assemblies and awards. On Friday Key Stage 3 students were given awards under various categories voted for by staff. Friendship, Respect and Courage were included in those awards, certificates were handed out by Mr Ross.
We celebrated ‘Olympic Day’ on Thursday with a very special guest, ex student and Commonwealth Judo Medallist Tom Reed. Tom took an assembly for Years...
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
What's coming up
Exam Results 2017
If you are in Year 11 or 6th Form and you wantread more
Sixth Form Enrolment Day 24.8.17
Sixth Form Applicants
Hopefully your GCSE exam results have provided you with theread more
Back to School September 2017
Term 1 2017 - Back to school dates:
Monday 4th and Tuesdayread more