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2 March 2018

In an extraordinary few days, DHSB was closed this week due to ‘snow days’ for the first time in several years.

Students were calmly dismissed after morning break on Wednesday and, due to the severe forecast and red weather warning from the Met Office, the school remained closed throughout Thursday and Friday.

Thank you to our brilliant staff who ensured all students left safely. It was wonderful to see them enjoying the snow at break before they left; this will be a long lasting memory.

Our students were a real credit to us and themselves as they returned home. Thanks also to all parents and carers for your support.

We hope to re-open and get back to normal on Monday 5 March.

Here are a few scenes from the school on Wednesday when we experienced heavy snow fall through the morning.

Thanks to Dr Stears, Mr Berryman, Mrs McGowan and Mrs Donnelly for sharing their photos with me.

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Other News

In other news this week Mr Huq and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme staff team arranged two evenings of training for the 100+ Year 9 students who have signed up for the Bronze Award.

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Ms Moreton is calling all DHSB alumni and said, “If you are free on Friday 23 March will you come back and and talk to students in Years 10 – 13 about your subject/uni/job? We’d love to see you”.

If you’d like to take part or find out more information then please contact Ms Moreton at

Sports Update

Many congratulations to the Year 7 football team who are through to the final of the Plymouth Cup after beating Stoke Damerel. Community College 2 – 1 in the semi-final.

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Also, Mr Carpenter reports an “Excellent win for the U13 football team, winning their Devon Cup quarter final vs St Luke’s 3 – 1”.

Well done all!

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Future Events

Sunday 4 March – Ten Tors Training Walk 4 (Mr Ames)

Wednesday 14 March – PTFA meeting


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