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...
Open House 2017
We have now completed an 'Attic Video Tour'. Come along to our cinema room to view this on the day. The 'Grey Lady' may make an appearance!
Please come along to support our fundraising efforts!...
Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017
100 Year 10 and 11 students participated in this year's Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Cora Warren was best in the school and in Year 11. Verity Shah was best in Year 10.
The following students received certificates:
Gold: Cora Warren
Silver: Thomas Wright and John Frankel
Bronze: Verity Shah, Joseph Brindle, Thomas Woods, Annabel Bigland, James Stobbart, Olivia Harridine, Daniel Strickland, Sam Ponting, Harry Davis, Millie Rogers, Luca Kerrigan, Thomas Bartley and Roberta Alessandria.
A huge well done to all involved.
Miss F Johnson...
Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Robinson would like to thank all of the Year 7's who took part in Readathon to raise a fantastic amount of £330.90 for the charity, Readwell. Congratulations to Ellie and Kieran who managed to read a wide range of books and raise lots of sponsorship. We are looking forward to taking part next year and hope to help more children in hospital!...
End of Term Dates 2017
The last day of Term 4 will be Friday 7th April 2017. The first day back (Term 5) will be Monday 24th April 2017.
This will be Week 2 on students' timetables.
Have a great Easter holiday!...
Easter Revision Schedule for Year 11
To all Year 11 students and parents
We are pleased to offer Easter holiday revision and exam preparation sessions throughout the Easter holiday. These sessions are run by subjects specialist teachers and will give students an additional opportunity to get expert advice as they prepare for the GCSE examinations.
Please see the sessions, times and subjects being offered. Certain students will be invited to attend each session but they are open to all students for which the subject and level are appropriate.
If you have any questions please contact the member of staff leading each session.
Mr D Fiddament
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Camp Xtra 2017
More details on activities and how to book coming very soon!...
Follow Up - Year 8 Parent Revision Session
Dear Y8 Parents,
Thank you to those of you who attended the Parent Revision Session last night. I hope that you found it useful.
For those of you unable to attend, please find attached a copy of the information that was given out in a PDF and word document.
If you have any questions about the forthcoming Y8 exams taking place between 12th – 16th June, please contact your child’s class teacher for the subject involved or me (email@example.com) or Mrs Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more general enquiries.
Mrs Sarah Puntis
Parent Revision Support Session - pdf
Y8 Exam Week...
Essential Gas Works Now Completed
Earlier this evening essential gas works were carried out in school. We are pleased to say that this work has now been completed which means all hot meals and snacks can be provided tomorrow as usual. Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience.
Please pass this information on to any family and friends who have students at our school.
Year 9 Exam Week 2017
Please find below (via the link) information relating to the Parent Information Evening which took place on Tuesday 28th March.
If you would like further information or guidance about these exams, please contact Mrs Puntis at school email@example.com
Year 9 Exam Week
Farewell and Good Luck to Mrs Smart
Barbara Smart, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (she completed her Masters in 2000) will retire at Easter 2017 after 15 years’ service to the community and students of Devizes and many more in the world of education beyond and within Wiltshire.
She joined the school to take on leadership of Inclusion at the school as the school’s first ever Assistant Headteacher under Malcolm Irons in 2002. She had previously set up and run the Young Persons Support Service Centre in Trowbridge for students who had been excluded...
Year 9 Parent Information Evening 2017
Parents and students are invited to come along to this in the Main Hall from 6pm. Any queries please contact Mrs S Puntis or Mrs A Andrew in school.
Year 8 Parent Information Evening 2017
Science Week 2017
This year Science Week was again marked in style by the Science Faculty!
Experiments, demonstrations and activities took place both inside and outside the science block at lunchtimes and after school. It is hard to decide who enjoyed these more – the teachers organising, testing (multiple times, because it was fun!) and presenting the weird and wonderful phenomena, or the students observing and taking part.
At the beginning of the lunch break on Monday students emerged from lessons onto the quad to find the area outside...
Mock Medical School for Year 10
Once again, we held our Mock Medical School for Year 10 pupils on Tuesday 21st March. Students had the opportunity to dissect their own rat, looking for key structures such as the lungs (tiny!) and liver (huge!). They were encouraged to consider which careers would involve such activities at university and came up with most of the usual suspects- medics/ dentists/physiotherapist – all of whom need a detailed knowledge of how the body is put together and operates. Pupils showed a range of dissecting skills...
Red Nose Day Fundraiser 2017
Junior Team Maths Challenge 2017
Reading Week and Where to Find It
Starting on Monday the 27th of February, to Friday the 2nd of March, occurred an event that was enjoyed by many students across Devizes School: Reading Week.
Every year, Devizes School LRC (Learning Resource Centre) hosts an event called Reading Week to celebrate World Book Day. It is a great opportunity for students to engage in activities that will encourage and inspire them to get reading. Reading is a fundamental part of education and can seriously affect choices in later life. People who read are more...
Easter Bookmark Competition
BBC School Report 2017
A group of very hardworking Year 8 students have taken part in the BBC School Report today. Lots of reports have been completed plus some students were interviewed live on BBC Wiltshire Radio.
Click here to go to the BBC School Report Devizes School area to read the reports uploaded so far.
The radio interview can be found on the BBC Wiltshire Radio website, Ali Vowles Show at around 10.35am (show started 9am) 16th March 2017. This should be available for 30 days....
Interested In Being a Host Family?
Can you support a foreign student while they are studying in the UK?...
Spring Music Concert 2017 Tickets On Sale NOW
Tickets are available to buy from school (Mrs Sims in the Finance Office) or on the door for this fantastic event presented by our BTEC Music students....
UKMT Senior Maths Challenge 2017
25 year 12 and 13 students participated in this year's Senior Maths Challenge.
The following students achieved a:
GOLD: Chris Thomas
SILVER: Hameed Abdul & Max Hanney
BRONZE: Iona Johnstone & Holly Martin
Chris Thomas was the best in school and year 13. Holly Martin was best in year 12. Chris Thomas achieved a merit in the next round of the competition.
Miss F Johnson...
Teacher of Mathematics
Cookery School Trip to Bromham
Trip to the Farm Cookery School, Bromham
As part of the Year 7 transition a small group of Year 7’s have been attending a club at lunchtimes with myself (Mrs Strickland). We use this time to meet up and be active after eating our lunch.
In line with this we went on a trip down to the Farm Cookery School in Bromham which is a fantastic cooking facility open for cooking courses for all ages and abilities.
We looked at healthy eating options and the aspiring chefs learned...