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6 May 2016

It has been a short but eventful week at DHSB. The sun has been shining and the conditions look good for this weekend as our students head for the Ten Tors Challenge.

Ten Tors

The training is complete and the DHSB camp was set up yesterday ready for our four Ten Tors teams seen here receiving final words of advice from Mr Ames and Mr Clifford.

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160506 Ten Tors Camp

You can follow their progress during the weekend at this link and by following Mr Huq @tayhuq and Ms Davidson @sharondavidson1 on Twitter.

35 mile team – Route FE 45 mile team – Route VK 55 mile team A – Route YN 55 mile team B – Route XO

Our school number is 1185.

Rocket Science Update

Mrs Farnaby has sent an update on the progress of the Rocket Seeds so far.

She said, “Day ten of the rocket seed experiment and we are still not sure which packet of seeds, Red or Blue, are the ones that have been to the Space Station. The rate of germination has been almost identical with 85% Red compared to 83% with the Blue. There have been some fatalities and some deformities with both packets. The seedlings started to grow their first pair of leaves on day nine and the students have recorded this”.

160506 Rocket Science

Admission to Year 7 in September 2017

The 11+ registration form and extra familiarisation materials are now available on our website; please share this information with your friends and family who have sons in Year 5.


The 11+ registration period will remain open until 2 September; this online form should be used to register for the 11+ tests which will be held in September 2016.


Our 11+ familiarisation sessions will be held on Saturday 11 June. There is no formal registration for this practice session however parents or carers should collect an entry pack from our school reception (free of charge).

We have added extra English and Maths familiarisation materials to our website (follow this link) which we hope you will find useful.

Open Evening

Our Open Evening this year will be held on Wednesday 6 July from 5.00pm to 8.00pm and provides an excellent opportunity to see the school and to meet students and staff (there is no requirement to book a space).

Open Evening

Sports Update


Well done to the U12 cricket team who played their first game for the school this week and beat Torquay Academy by 27 runs in the Devon Cup.

160506 U12 Cricket

Earlier in the week the Year 7 & 8 team beat three schools, Plymstock, Stoke Damerel and Coombe Dean at the central venue competition.

160506 Year7&8 Cricket


Wednesday saw the exciting Devon Wednesday League premier cup final when the 1st XI met a team from 42 Commando.

Mr Manley said, “DHSB A gave a good account of themselves but unfortunately lost 6 – 0 in the cup final”.

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Future Events

Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May

Ten Tors Challenge

Saturday 14 May 2016

Why not join our PTFA on their day out to Bath. Visit the Roman Baths, take a trip down the River Avon, browse around the fabulous independent shops, visit the Art Gallery, simply sit and enjoy a tasty meal at one of the lovely eateries… Tickets from Michaela Armstrong (01752 208787)

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Online Parental Engagement (using ClassCharts, Homeworky and WisePay)

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