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Welcome to Debenham High SchooL
Debenham High School has received national recognition for the exceptional attainment
of its students in the 2014 GCSE examinations.
SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth
analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Debenham High School's success.
The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.
Message from the Headteacher
Monday 6 July
As we enter our last school month (and last week with Year 10 students before they head off on work experience) we certainly are not slowing down at the High School. Despite the heat, students are still working hard and completing important work in preparation for the summer holiday.
If you didn’t manage to get a ticket for our Summer Musical Soiree you missed a treat. Always trying to keep our students on their toes, this evening strayed from the usual format of musical in a formal setting, to musical entertainment whilst the audience enjoyed a two-course meal. Twenty-five non-stop items kept everyone entertained and we have been delighted with the response from parents to this exceptional evening.
The sun stayed bright as Year 7 took part in their Geography Fieldtrip to the River Gipping, from source to estuary they examined the physical geography and human impact of our local waterway.
This week we celebrate our sporting achievements across the year in our Sports Awards Evening on Thursday. From football to table-tennis, this recognises the talent and dedication of our students to the field of sport. We are delighted that Ben Mead, former student and now studying through a sports scholarship at Franklin Pierce University in New England, USA, is joining us to present the awards. At age 19, Ben has already seen success in the UK, captaining Great Britain at junior level. At 6ft 7ins we need to put our students on the stage and him on ground level to place the medals!
Students across the ages seem to be the theme of the week as on Wednesday we welcome back Jess Handley, former student now training as a medic, to talk to students about this career pathway. On Tuesday we are looking forward to seeing students from Year 5 at our feeder primary schools, as they take part in our exciting Science Day. Staying with STEM subjects, on Wednesday a number of Year 8 students will take part in our Gifted and Talented Design and Technology Workshop.
On a final note, parents and carers are encouraged to pop into school on Monday as we hold our termly “lost property amnesty”. Any property not claimed will be set out for parents to peruse and hopefully take away what has been mislaid at school.