School Direct Recruitment Opens on 27th October

We have received our School Direct allocation from the National College of Teaching and Learning and we are pleased to announce that we have been allocated 80 teacher training places. There are both salaried and unsalaried places in most of the subjects that we bid for with the exception of PE, RE, Art & Design and Design Technology where there will be bursaries to apply for.

The West Essex School Direct Partnership will open for applications through UCAS on Tuesday 27th October but you will be able to search for our partnership and view our programmes now. 

We are hosting a Teacher Recruitment and Information event at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 11th November at Davenant Foundation School.


Our Partnership Schools

Davenant Foundation School

Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow

Stewards Academy, Harlow            

Epping St John’s, Epping    

West Hatch High School, Chigwell

Passmores Academy, Harlow          

Roding Valley High School, Loughton          

St. Mark’s West Essex Catholic School, Harlow

Heathcote School & Science College, Chingford

The Boswells School, Chelmsford

Mark Hall Academy, Harlow


We will be recruiting for the following subjects:-

English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, MFL, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Art and Design & Primary General for the Burnt Mill consortium.

We are also offering the School Direct (salaried) uplift for Maths, Physics and Computing. More details to follow.



Open Evening for Year 7 Admissions


The school will be open from 6.30-9.00 pm on Thursday 1 October 2015.  Members of the Sixth Form will guide prospective students and their parents round the school premises.  The Headteacher will talk in the School Hall at

6.45 pm and again at 8.00 pm.

During the following week (5-9 October) parents, who could not attend the Open Evening, are welcome to visit the School during the normal working day.  Please telephone school reception if you wish to book a visit.  Tours will be at 9.15 am and 1.45 pm.

NB The Headteacher’s 6.45 pm talk is normally very busy and the Hall doors are closed for safety reasons once capacity has been reached.  Parents are advised to arrive early or take a tour of the school first and attend the 8.00 pm talk.

Car parking at the school is limited with local roads becoming congested. Should you need to park in the surrounding roads please have regard to the access that our neighbours require to their properties. If you are able to walk to the School, car-share or use public transport then please do so.

Photos of Sixth Form Graduation Evening 2015

The photos of our Sixth Form graduation evening can be viewed here:  .  The password to view photos is DFS100915.  If you would like to download photos the pin is 7823.

£1,000- raised for Macmillan

On Friday, 25th September Davenant took part in the Macmillan bake off.  Students from all year groups contributed by baking cakes, donating and eating cake.  Senior Prefect, Tayla Robinson, and her team deserve to be commended for the impressive organisation involved.   Over £1,000 was raised for this worthwhile cause.  Our thanks go to everyone from the school community that was involved.



Library celebrates with new Year 7s

Roald Dahl week

The start of term has been as busy as ever in the Arter Library. To celebrate the birthday of the late famous children’s author, Roald Dahl, the Library held a Year 7 form competition to produce some amazing bunting, which now bedecks the library ceiling. The winning form was 7V in a very close run competition. In joint 2nd place was 7D and 7T, with forms A E and N taking joint 3rd place. The themed wordsearch was won by Aliyah Wheatley.

The library team also produced a ‘tempting’ display of goodies from the Revolting Recipes cookbook.

Bunting2 small         Revolting recipes small

Free books for new Year 7 students

In the coming weeks, our new Year 7s will be able to choose a free book to keep, courtesy of the Library. The books that have been purchased by the Library offer a wide range of stories covering many tastes and reading abilities, from humorous tales to more serious themes. The selection features books from well-known children’s authors such as Jo Nesbo and John McNally, along with titles by new authors for our young readers.

The Tornado Chasers   The Last Wild   Dandelion Clocks   my name is bob