Varndean School

Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton BN1 6NP

Varndean School

Balfour Road

Brighton BN1 6NP

01273 561281

school@varndean.co.uk

www.varndean.co.uk

Community

Pupils (11-16) 1,350

Absence 6.9%

Free school meals 13.4%

Special needs 1.5% (25.7%)

English not as first language 11.3%

2015

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 267

Five or more good GCSEs: 58% (7 of 9)

EBacc: 33% (4 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 60%

2014

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 265

Five or more good GCSEs: 49% (7 of 9)

EBacc: 18% (6 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 51%

2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 64% (5 of 9)

2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 56% (6 of 9)

2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 55% (4 of 8)

2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 58% (4 of 7)

2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 47% (4 of 7)

Headteacher William Deighan

Chair Jon Dee

Inspection July 11 2013

Overall effectiveness Good

"Students achieve well and the progress of different groups is improving rapidly."; "The headteacher has restructured the leadership team, raised expectations and implemented new policies and procedures. This is improving the quality of teaching and so raising students’ achievement."; "Teaching is good, with some that is outstanding. Teachers develop good working relationships in the classroom and have high expectations of their students."; "The proportion of outstanding teaching is not high enough. In some lessons, not all students are set work at the right level of difficulty or are provided with enough opportunities to work independently."