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24 May 2024

Very well done to our Year 8 football team.

Mr Strang said, “The team enjoyed a triumphal end to the season last Friday by winning the Plymouth Schools cup final against Lipson Academy”.

The game proved to be an exciting encounter with the lead changing hands several times. In the second half DHSB were able to pull ahead winning the game 7 - 4. The whole squad are to be congratulated as every player made a contribution to the victory. 

Special mention goes to Aleks Zawadzki 8N who scored four goals for the team. 


Student News

Well done to Jack Stewart 10N who has been selected as a reserve for the England Junior Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Squad 2024 programme following his excellent rankings in both the British and the English gymnastics competitions.

Jack is absolutely delighted. He has been invited to the first training camp in Lilleshall where he will have the opportunity to showcase his talents to the top England coaches.

Congratulations to Dylan Gould 7W who gained these awards at the recent Torbay Speech and Drama Festival.

Set Verse - first place

Humorous Verse - first place

Musical Theatre - second place

Prose Speaking - second place

Sight Reading - third place

Solo Drama - fourth place

Prose Reading - fourth place

Well done Dylan.

We’ve also just heard that Maxim Smith 10C has achieved his first race win of the season competing at Clay Pigeon Raceway last weekend. Maxim finished in first place and also got the fastest lap time.

Well done Maxim.

We love hearing about our students’ activities outside school. If you have news about your child to share then please send the information to with a photo if possible.

Sparx Maths and Sparx Reader

Each week we celebrate our highest performers in both Sparx Maths and Sparx Reader, two of our core homework platforms. We are proud of all of our students who complete their homework each week to such a high standard but these three students in Maths deserve a special mention.

Well done!


Alton Towers

Over 500 students and volunteers filled ten coaches and had a fantastic day at Alton Towers last Saturday!

The excitement as they all set off at 4.45am was palpable!

A big thank you to all the volunteers - the trip can't go ahead without you.

We'd like everyone to consider volunteering at our events if you are able to. 

As well as the children enjoying it so much, the Alton Towers trip is our biggest fundraiser which enables us to buy those 'extras' not covered by the normal school budget.

Also, please note we have a box of lost property so please get in touch if you are missing any items at

Summer Disco

We don't let the grass grow under us! We are now on to our popular summer disco. The deadline for tickets is Sunday 2 June - the last day of half term but sales will close early if we reach capacity so please don't delay. 

Local celebrity Mischief attended our disco meeting again this week so your child is in good paws. He sat on our box of wristbands though when he realised he is not able to attend! 

Once you buy your ticket it is very important to submit your consent form as soon as possible.  54 of you have not opened the consent form email yet - please do this as soon as you can. 

Unfortunately children will not be issued their wristband for the disco until we have received their consent form.  If you do not think you have received this please check your spam folder before contacting us.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 25 June at 6.30pm in the Conference Room - please come if you can! 

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Wishing you all a lovely half term break.

Beverley Kinsella

PTFA Liaison

Sports Update


It was a great day of cricket in the sun at Mount Wise on Tuesday when the U14 team won the Devon Cricket West Devon Schools U15 Softball tournament after winning all five of their games.

The team has qualified for the Devon finals day as a result - well done to all involved! 


There was some great tennis on show this week by the Year 7 & Year 8 team who won 3 - 1 in the singles tournament and tied 1 - 1 in the doubles. 


Mr Callicott says that Year 7 students had their first taste of 11-a-side football this week with a good team performance resulting in a win.

Tag Rugby Festival

Mr Callicott also saw great officiating by our students at the Plymouth Tag Rugby Festival on Wednesday. 

He said, “Our students battled through heavy rain to maintain excellent standards of officiating”.


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