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

Year 7 Admissions Open Evening


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.

New Year 7 Arrangements

This notice is for new Year 7 students who will be joining us on Thursday, 3rd September. 

Please could all parents/carers drop their children at the front school gates by 8.30 as cars will not be allowed onsite.  Students will be greeted by staff at the front gates for their induction to the school.

We look forward to welcoming them on Thursday.

Summer Greetings and Key Dates

Summer is here and we would like to send special thanks to the entire Davenant Community for their part in what has been another vibrant and successful year.  The calendar for the new school year and start of term arrangements can be viewed by clicked on the link in the footer of the website or here.

Results day information is below:
Thurs 13th August  ‘A’ Level Results: Year 13 students from 9am) (Year 12 students from 10.30am)
Thurs 20th August GCSE Results [Year 11 only]  from 9am
Year 10 plus any KS3 students will receive their results in September

We wish you all a refreshing and happy Summer holiday.

E-safety Poem and Information for Parents

As we draw to the end of another school year we would like to share this wonderful poem, 'The Technology that Surrounds Us', that was written by a Year 9 student, Eleanor Lee.  It gives us all a lot of food for thought.  Please click here to view .  

The E-safety page for parents on our website aims to provide you with up to date information to help keep your children safe in the ever changing world that we live in.  You can access the page from the 'Information' menu by selecting 'Parents' and then 'E-safety' - or click here to view directly.

We would particularly like to draw your attention to the items below (both of which are on the Parent E-safety page):

We hope you find this interesting and informative.