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  • Year 7 students enjoy a morning of sporting fun

    On Saturday 10th November 32 students from year 7 attended an energetic, fun and exciting sports day. It hoped to inspire these students by showing them how much they can get out of sporting activities and encourage them to get involved on a regular basis by accessing the wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities available at DHS.  It was also a great opportunity for our year 7 students to meet new friends and develop new skills.

    The morning started at 10am and began with a range of team building games. The students were split into teams of 6 and took part in a variety of challenges. The first saw them standing on a bench and then having to get themselves in high order, alphabetical name order and numerical house number order without falling off the bench! This was a tricky challenge but caused much fun and laughter as the teams got to know each other. They also played ‘steal from the nest’ and ‘crossing the river.’

    After the team building games the students had 3 sessions where they were able to choose between basketball or dance, fitness or dodgeball, and football or gym. They worked in smaller groups as they had fun learning about and trying out these sports. Following these 3 sessions the activities concluded with an exciting benchball tournament which the students loved!

    At the end of the day the teaching staff sat with the students and went through the extra-curricular timetable and encouraged each student to find at least one activity they would enjoy.  Mrs Wallis-Tayler, who organised the event, said ‘it is important that all our students are given the opportunity to engage with our fantastic after school sports programme, there is something for everyone and today was a great way to introduce students to a range of sports and show them how much fun they can have! There are many advantages to getting involved with sport including physical health, building confidence, making friends, and a sense of achievement. These positive outcomes make a real difference to students well-being and overall experience of school.’

    Many thanks to our year 10 Sports Captains who helped out on the day, and offered a positive sporting role model to the younger students. Also to Mrs Wallis-Taylor, Miss Wolstenholme and Mr Down for enabling the event to take place.

  • Key Stage 4 Celebration Evening

    Last half term students from our current year 11 that had been recognised for outstanding work from their time in year 10 were invited to a key stage 4 celebration evening.  This event rewards students for both their effort and achievement in subjects across the curriculum and is a wonderful evening in which they can reflect on their hard work and accomplishments from their time in year 10. Each student was presented with a certificate by Executive Headteacher Sue Marooney in recognition of either their effort or achievement in a particular subject. With only one student being awarded for effort and achievement in most subjects (two per core subject) each award is something the winning students are rightly very proud of. Jane Hedger, Company Leader of Shelley and organiser of the event said ‘this evening is a very special celebration of those students who have gone the extra mile in a particular subject. It is important to recognise excellence in both achievement and effort and share this with the school community.’

    Congratulations to all students who received an award.  A special mention must go to Tom Linfield- Brown who took home 3 awards for achievement in biology, English and geography. Also to Theo Webb, Samuele Midgley, Leonnie Natala and Grace Martin who each received 2 awards.


    Student Award
    Abigail Whyte Achievement in Graphics
    Alex Warren Effort in Business
    Aurora Nation Effort in Citizenship
    Bethany Drew Effort in PE
    Bradley Humphries Effort in Media
    Caitlin Campbell Achievement in Citizenship
    Daisy Colbourne Achievement in Computer Science
    Ellis James Effort in  Combined Science
    Emma Coe Achievement in CIDA
    Emma Richardson Achievement in Combined Science
    Grace Martin Achievement in Fine Art
    Grace Martin Effort in  Textiles
    Harrison Linfield Achievement in Chemistry
    Holly Palmer Effort in  Graphics
    Iaii Liu Achievement in 3D studies
    James Price Achievement in Maths
    Jamie Young Achievement in Combined Science
    Jolie Bailey Effort in Maths
    Josh Brooks Effort in English
    Katie Rainford Achievement in PE
    Kyle Van Wyk Effort in CIDA
    Leonnie Natala Effort in English
    Leonnie Natala Effort in History
    Lisa Boult Achievement in Dance
    Louise Rudrum Effort in Fine Art
    Lucy Albon Achievement in Textiles
    Lucy Spiers Achievement in English
    Muhammed Ali Effort in Biology
    Paige Bowyer Effort in Dance
    Patrick Clout Effort in Physics
    Sam Foxwell Effort in 3D studies
    Samuele Midgley Effort in Combined Science
    Samuele Midgley Effort in Computer Science
    Saskia Blaker Effort in Maths
    Stephanie Muggeridge Effort in Geography
    Theo Webb Achievement in Maths
    Theo Webb Achievement in Physics
    Tom Linfield-Brown Achievement in Biology
    Tom Linfield-Brown Achievement in English
    Tom Linfield-Brown Achievement in Geography
    Will Forrest Achievement in Business
    Will le Merle Effort in Chemistry
    Yasmin Lowe Achievement in Media
  • DHS wow at Worthing Sings Live

    We were delighted to be involved with Worthing Sings Live on Wednesday evening,  an event organised by West Sussex Music  which took place in the beautiful Assembly Rooms, Worthing. We took part in the massed choir, alongside other local schools, singing a selection of songs and the DHS choir performed Stormzy’s I’m Blinded by your Grace and a medley of songs from The Greatest Showman. Faith Onwuzuruike then performed a wonderful solo of Labrinth’s Jealous which gave the audience Goosebumps! We are extremely proud of the musical talent of our students and their dedication to developing that talent with hard work and determination. Many thanks to Mrs Isham, Miss Maughan and Mr Dean for aiding the students to be part of such a great event and giving them another opportunity to showcase their talents.

    You can view videos of the performances below (for photographic permission reasons, the choir videos are audio only with stills of the choir):


  • GCSE history students visit Berlin

    During October half term 52 year 10 and 11 students visited Berlin, making the most of their 3 full days with a packed programme designed to enhance their learning by giving them real life experience of a city with such historical significance.

    The group left school at 3.30pm on Friday 19th October and headed to Gatwick airport from which they flew to Berlin. They arrived very late due to a plane delay but were quickly settled and in bed getting valuable sleep before waking for breakfast.  They had a packed first day with the first stop being the German-Russian Museum. After this the students took a walking tour and stopped off at many different key locations. They took in a range of eye catching exhibits at the German Historical Museum; charting German history right through to reunification, saw the Brandenburg Gate; a key symbol of Berlin, visited the Fuhrer Bunker and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Finally ending up at the Reichstag, where they visited the impressive dome. This was one student, Ellie’s, highlight of the trip ‘listening to the history of Berlin as we travelled up and being able to see everything was amazing and gave me a better understanding of how the buildings  had changed.’

    After such a busy day the students were rewarded with a delicious dinner at the Pavilion restaurant where they could choose from traditional dishes such as German sausage and chips. They then headed back to the hotel for a much needed rest.

    The second day was just as packed as the first with a visit to the Allied Museum. They then headed to The Berlin Wall Documentation Centre where they saw the preserved section of the Berlin wall and also video imagery of an aerial view of the whole area. This really brought their learning to life allowing them to see how different the two sides of the wall were during the Cold War. After this they headed to the bowling alley for some leisure time.

    On the third and final day the students headed to Checkpoint Charlie (where many students purchased Russian hats), the Stasi Prison, which made an impact on the students, giving them an insight into the horrible realities; Josh said ‘the stasi prison was really eye-opening and made me realise the kind of lives people had.’ They then had a chance to sit in a Trabbie, try on the ‘latest fashions’ and see how East German’s spent their holidays at the interactive DDR Museum.

    The final stop off before heading back to the airport was Alexanderplatz, the heart of old East Berlin. Students could admire the Soviet era architecture & murals but also had an opportunity for shopping which they enjoyed, being particularly impressed by the tech shops and size of the shopping plaza.

    History teacher Georgina Eastment, who organised the trip said ‘it is really helpful for students to cement their learning during a trip such as this. Being able to experience the many historical landmarks and museums in Berlin is a fantastic opportunity that allows them to relate what they learn in the classroom to real life.’ The students agreed with this, student Amelia said ‘having the chance to see things, such as the model of the gas chambers in the German History Museum, made me feel really emotional. It gave me a better understanding of what happened and this experience will help me remember what I have learnt.’

    The students arrived back at school in the early hours of the morning and, although exhausted, were excited about their amazing trip. Many thanks to Mrs Eastment, Mr Atkins,  Mrs Dedman, Miss Clark, Miss Hitchcock and Mr Briscoe for giving the students such a fantastic opportunity.


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  • GCSE trip to The British Museum


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  • Year 11s get a taste of A-levels at Hurstpierpoint College

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  • Go Go Go Joseph! DHS produce a spectacular musical in just 24 hours

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  • Year 7 students enjoy watching ‘Streetwise’ whilst learning vital road safety lessons

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  • Year 7 team-building days a great success

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  • Year 8 students Erin and Amy’s Open Evening speech

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  • Informative and inspiring evening at DHS year 11 Careers Fair

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  • DHS take top prize in school sports for third year running

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