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8 June 2018

Well done to 42 students who successfully completed the expedition element of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award during half term in Annecy, SW France.

Thank you to all the staff and the team from Dynamic Adventures for looking after all our students and for supporting them in this incredible experience.

Here are just a few of the images from their time in the French Alps.

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Excellent Work

Students who won the recent DHSB My Place Geography Competition were also entered into the South West Academic Trust (SWAT) Competition.

Mrs Green, Head of Geography, said, “This competition was judged by Dr Stephen Essex from the University of Plymouth and I am delighted to announce that first place has been awarded to Daniel Atkin, and that Louis Perry has also been recognised as Highly Commended for his piece of work”.

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Daniel Atkin

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Louis Perry

Derriford Hospital Open Day

Derriford Hospital will be opening its doors to the local community to celebrate #NHS70.

The hospital will be welcoming visitors from 10.00 – 12.00 on Saturday 16 June. There will be opportunities to see equipment used in healthcare in the past as well as exploring how roles, such as nurses and therapists, have changed over the years.

The hospital will also stage a Careers Fair. Please use this link to see the variety of talks and events which will be on offer.


Public Consultation

This week we published our proposal to increase the Published Admission Number (PAN) at this school from 180 to 210 for admission to Year 7 from September 2020 onwards, providing an additional 150 places in total over five years. A high percentage of our students choose to stay on at school to undertake further education and therefore we anticipate the number of post-16 students will also increase.

Part of the application process is a four week public consultation with the community to enable the school to hear the views of local people.

All the details can be found at this webpage (see link). We look forward to hearing your views on this exciting proposal.

Sports Update


Well done to the Year 7 athletics team who finished second in the Plymouth schools championships (out of 12 schools).

Mr Strang said, “An excellent all round performance”.

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Future Events

9 June 11+ Familiarisation tests (admission by pre-collected entry pack)

11 – 15 June Year 8 exam week

11 June PTFA summer raffle draw

20 June PTFA meeting

22 June GCSE exams finish

22 June Year 9 report

23 June Year 6 uniform day


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