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?...
6th Form Open Evening 2017
Parents if your child has lost something at school and it does not have their name on it you can email details into firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Year 11 Mocks Revision - Message sent out in Error!
Apologies to parents in Y7 to 10 and 6th Form who may have received an email today about Year 11 Mock exam revision. An email that should have gone out to only Year 11 has gone out to the whole school in error.
Please ignore if your child is not in Year 11. Apologies for any inconvenience!...
Safe Drive Stay Alive Roadshow 2017
For the 8th consecutive year the Safe Drive Stay Alive Roadshow visited us at Devizes School to speak with Year 11 students about being aware of the dangers on the road when driving.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is a Wiltshire and Swindon Road Safety initiative coordinated by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of a partnership which includes Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and Swift Medics. It is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of driving for young people because statistically there is a significant...
Welly Walks by Year 7 for Farm Africa
Red ones, pink ones, stripy ones and ones with Camper vans! Students in Year 7 at Devizes School pulled on their wellies and went stomping around the field to do their bit to raise money for Farm Africa. As part of their introduction to Geography students have been learning about four countries in Africa; Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda where Farm Africa work to help farmers in poverty. During their Geography lessons they all walked at least a mile around the school fields...
Supporting Bath Children's Literature Festival 2017
As part of our increased focus on improving literacy and expanding students’ experiences we have been thrilled to welcome award-winning author Sally Nicholls to our school who visited us to talk about her new book ‘Things a Bright Girl Can Do’. Her book has a historical theme – ideal for all lovers of drama and intrigue. Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the east end, three courageous young women join the fight for...
House Quiz Events!
We are looking for students to make up House teams and to watch these events coming up in October!
Events will take place during lunchtimes....
Year 7 Welly Walks for Farm Africa 2017
We are very pleased to say that once again our Year 7 students will 'welly walk' for the Farm Africa charity. Over the next few weeks Year 7 will walk around the school field in their wellies during a designated geography lesson.
In past years we have raised hundreds of pounds for this worthwhile charity. After the walks have taken place Year 7 can bring sponsor forms with cash to the Finance Office.
We can't wait to see this year's lovely wellies!
Open Days for Y5 & 6 Students 2017
We would love to see you at one of our Open Days. If you would like to book a tour, please ring us on the number shown....
SD Day on Friday September 29th
A reminder that there will be a Staff Development Day on Friday 29th September. Students will not be required to attend school on this day.
Note: Year 11 students who have been invited in to do coursework will be in school....
New 6th Form Prospectus
New prospectus for 2017/18 6th Form courses available very soon. Wide range of new linear courses available to students looking for both academic and vocational routes to success!
Miss C Dale
Head of 6th Form
Traffic Concerns Around School
We are becoming increasingly concerned about the traffic on the school site caused by parents dropping their children off in the morning or collecting them at 3pm. We are concerned that the congestion could prevent or hinder emergency services from accessing the site if required.
Students should be in school by 8.20am each morning. We have had several incidents recently of parent drivers exceeding the 5 mph speed limit when delivering students late to school at 8.30am. Please drive with extreme caution and care when on the school site.
Whenever possible, parents are requested to refrain from coming on site to...
Girls Activity Project with the University of Bristol
Just how active are our young people today? In particular, teenage girls can reduce their overall activity levels during this crucial time of their education and growth.
“English girls are among some of the least active in the world, with only 16% of girls meeting UK physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity each day.”
Dr Simon Sebire Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences
Now if you are a parent or one of the young women in the current year 10 you may remember doing a project during PE with the University of Bristol. This involved the wearing of...
Year 7 Lunch Arrangements - First Week
Year 7 will be given a letter and registration details for Parent Pay on their first day in school this week. Until they have been registered to use Parent Pay on line they can still pay with cash for lunches.
Packed lunch can also be brought to eat in the hall at any time.
Please note that when using Parent Pay, accounts can be topped up on line or cash can be added using a machine in the lunch hall....
First Day Back for Years 7 and 12
We welcomed our new Year 7 and 12 groups this morning who are all finding their feet in their new classes. Assemblies have taken place and all have now met tutors. Lessons now begin with Year 7 in PE.
We would like to wish all new students well and we hope that they will love our fantastic school as much as we do!...
Big Pledge Success 2017 - London Calling
What an amazing achievement by Devizes PE and well done to Year 7 who helped create this fantastic amount!...
GCSE Exam Results 2017
We are delighted to report another year of improved GCSE results for the students of Devizes School, where we have exceeded targets and predictions. I would like to congratulate all the students, staff and leadership team for working so hard and passionately to enable this success to happen.
There are many fabulous individual successes meaning that so many students are fulfilling their ambitions of securing places in Devizes Sixth form, confirming apprenticeships and gaining college places. We are very proud of the students’ overall performance. This...
What's coming up
End of Term 1 2017
The final day of term 1 will be Wednesday 18th Octoberread more
Year 8 Rugby Tournament Wiltshire School Games
17 boys will travel to Hardenhuish School on Wednesday 1st November toread more
Year 11 Mock Exams 6-17th November 2017
Year 11 Mock Exam time begins on Monday 6th November 2017.read more