Telephone Issues 13.12.17
Apologies if you have been trying to get through to us by telephone this morning.
Once again we appear to have telephone issues. We will update you as soon as it has been resolved...
School Christmas Lunch 2017
What an amazing event Christmas lunch was today. Over 100 tickets sold and many more arriving by the minute, it was all hands on deck. Mr Bevan helped out serving desserts, Mr Fiddament collected trays and cleared tables, Mrs Puntis did a bit of crowd control on the door and Miss Marshall played ukulele!
Well done to Mrs Bayes and her amazing team for producing such a lovely meal for all and thank you to the 6th Form students who along with Miss Marshall entertained...
CAPA Christmas Music Show 2017
The Annual Christmas Music Show will this year be held on Friday 15th December from 7pm in the Main Hall.
Entry will be £3 on the door.
This is always an amazing event and is well worth a visit!...
Bishops Cannings Art Competition
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If you wish to enter a picture for the competition please fill out the entry form and bring your artwork to Mrs Sims in Finance by Monday 19th February 2018. Your entry will be delivered to the Padwicks by February 22nd....
Sixth Form Charity Auction for Julia's House
Our Sixth Form ambassadors came up with the idea to raise money for Julia's House by holding a charity auction.
Most of this work was prepared by Iona Johnstone (6th Ambassador) last year, and this year her sister, Caitlin, emailed over 200 businesses, both local and national, for donations. We were delighted with all the donations we received -- from a Dyson desk fan and family tickets to Hayne's International Motor Museum, to vouchers for paint balling at Hamburger Hill and chocolates from Morrison's. People dug deep...
Year 9 Bush Tucker Lesson
This morning Year 9 had a DT Food lesson with a difference! All had the opportunity to sample some ‘Bush Tucker' which included meal worms, crickets and locusts.
Miss Willis said, "Year 9 have been learning about sustainable proteins and how we will feed the growing population when it reaches 9 billion people by 2050. As part of this, students have been tasting a selection of different insects to understand the role they will play in the future of our food. Students responded really positively...
KS3 Badminton at Sheldon School
Well done to all of our teams who went to the first round of the KS3 Badminton National School Championships yesterday at Sheldon School. Overall our teams did very well. The girls team, Teodora, Maddie, Poppy and Jess were runners up to Hardenhuish School. The boys B Team were also runners up, Sam, Jamie, Toby and Alex played some excellent badminton and even took a game off the winners.
However the Boys A Team (pictured), Ben, Adam, Liam and Jacob came out triumphant winning all of...
How to Keep In Touch about School Closures
Due to recent snow forecasts, this is to advise you that in the event of extreme weather conditions or other emergency situations when it is necessary to close the school, a notice will be posted on the news page of the school website www.devizesschool.co.uk. We will also notify local radio stations of any such closure. Please be aware that the school will only close as a last resort when we consider that there is a risk to the safety of students attending the school site or, as many members of staff do not live in Devizes, we...
Signing Up for Christmas Lunch
If you would like a Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 12th December you will need to sign up for it in advance.
You need to get a Christmas lunch ticket in advance because it...
U12 Netball & Rugby Tournament 2017
The 19th Annual U12 Netball and Rugby Tournament was held at Devizes School in association with Mid Wilts School Sport Partnership (MWSSP) on Saturday November 25th. Year 7 students from across the county competed on a bright and cold Saturday morning. Overall 12 teams took part in the rugby tournament and 13 played netball.
Such a great event with some fantastic matches. Behaviour and play from all year 7 teams was immaculate and competition was fierce. At the end of the morning winners were awarded...
Year 7 Student Carer Wins Award
Many of you will remember Year 7 Archie who was the ‘face’ of the Spurgeons Children’s Charity ‘Every Child Week’ which ran from September 24th to 30th. Archie had been looking after him Mum Su (who has fibromyalgia) since he was five and had not had more than a weekend off for six years. Archie was chosen as the face of the charity for a social media campaign to raise awareness of some of the country’s most vulnerable children and families.
Because of his amazing achievement...
2017 National Schools Kayak Championship
On Sunday 19th November two Devizes School students Daniel Jones (Year 12) and James Cleaver (Year 11) represented the school at the National Schools Kayak Championship just outside Reading on the Thames on a very cold day.
The competition included 55 teams from 16 schools from as far apart as Launceston and Norwich in K2 kayaks.
Daniel and James competed well in the morning 500m...
Eisteddfod Success for Devizes School
Devizes School's Music Department have just had an amazing weekend.
So many of our students participated in the Devizes Eisteddfod and a lot of them have come away with winning results, including the choir.
Congratulations must go to the students below, I am so proud of them all.
I would also like to send a huge Thank You to Rob Nash for all his work towards this event.
There is a winners concert on Saturday 25th Nov at 6pm at Devizes Town Hall in which several of our students will be...
Children In Need Fundraiser 2017
Well done to Devizes 6th Form students who raised £200 for Children In Need today. Lots dressed in pyjamas and onesies and a huge cake sale fed almost the whole school at break....
Pantomime Time for Year 10 Matt
Pantomime season is almost upon us! Many of you will know that the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon are preparing to bring us Peter Pan, a swashbuckling pantomime adventure which begins on Saturday 2nd December. Once again Adam Woodyatt (aka Ian Beale of Eastenders) will star, this time as Captain Hook.
We are very pleased to say that Year 10 student Matthew Waters will also star alongside Adam, he will perform 26 times out of a total of 52 performances over the festive period. Matthew will...
Remembrance Service at Devizes School 2017
Once again the whole school came together to hold our annual Remembrance Service. Fifty outside guests attended including the Deputy Mayor Andy Geddes, Chris Welham from Wadworths, The Lions Club and Geoff Matthews from the British Legion. Sixty students from surrounding Primary Schools also visited, Wansdyke, St James, Southbroom Infants, Trinity and Rowde Schools.
Students behaved impeccably as always. Poppies were planted in the quad first thing in the morning followed by assemblies and then the whole school service at 11am. Thanks to all who...
Antiques Roadshow expert Event at Devizes School
On Thursday 9th November we held a very special Antiques Roadshow style book signing and fundraising event. Led by local Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum. Visitors were treated to a light hearted Antiques Roadshow 40th Anniversary talk and book signing. Marc’s book ‘The Antiques Roadshow 40th Anniversary Best Finds’ features our lovely Maria Heathcote painting which has lived in our Reception area overlooking the school for at least 40 years. The painting featured on the show back in 2016, after filming took place at Bowood House...
Apprenticeship Opportunity with Wessex Water
This may be of interest to our Year 11, 12 and 13 students....
Swimming Success at South West Amateur Swimming Championships
A huge well done to Year 10 student Alex Sharman who won the 3rd place trophy for the Junior 200 Butterfly at the South West Amateur Swimming Association Winter Regional Championships at the weekend. The award (see photo) was presented by Mr Paul Robbins, South West ASA President and Devizes resident.
Alex’s heat time was faster than his final 2.17.80 qualifying him for the Winter National Championships in December at Sheffield, which this year are also the Commonwealth Games trials for the England Team.
6th Form Open Evening 2017
Devizes Rotary Club Young Chef Competition 2017
We welcomed Cliff Evans from the Devizes Rotary Club who kindly came to Devizes School to promote their ‘Young Chef Competition’ in September, we had two highly enthusiastic and talented pupils enter the competition.
The aim of the cooking competition was to find future young chefs, entrants needed to prepare a meal comprising of a starter, main course and dessert for two people costing less than £15. The final heats took place on October 30th with Eliza Amer year 11 going through to the finals. Eliza...
Book Signing Event with Marc Allum - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
Tickets can now be purchased from ourselves and Devizes Books for a very special Antiques Roadshow related event. The Antiques Roadshow 40th Anniversary Book (available to buy in October) will feature our Maria Heathcote painting included on shows filmed at Bowood in 2015.
Roadshow expert Marc Allum (who has co written the book) has kindly agreed to do a book signing along with a talk on the evening of Thursday 9th November 2017 starting at 7pm. Light refreshments will be included in the cost.
Southbroom Infants School Open Mornings 2017
Why not pop along to one of these open events in November?...
Parents if your child has lost something at school and it does not have their name on it you can email details into email@example.com please note this is not just for uniform, we often have door keys, coats, pencil cases etc handed in. The emails sent to this address will be checked twice a week and if the item you describe has been handed in we will reunite you with it!