News Articles for 2015

School Christmas Card

14 December 2015 :: School Christmas Card

Lauryn Pawaar's artwork on our School Christmas Card

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Duke of Edinburgh Students

14 December 2015 :: Duke of Edinburgh Students

Any spare camping gear?

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Year 13 band 'Foreign Ground' in concert

14 December 2015 :: Year 13 band 'Foreign Ground' in concert

Foreign Ground give a stunning performance in the Vandyke Theatre.

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Gold Crest Award for Abi Barbour

30 November 2015 :: Gold Crest Award for Abi Barbour

Congratulations to Year 13 student Abi

 

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Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

30 November 2015 :: Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

Law and psychology students visit the Nottingham Galleries of Justice

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Hayley Keveren

30 November 2015 :: Hayley Keveren

Hayley to attend National Training Camp at Loughborough

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Engineering Education Scheme

30 November 2015 :: Engineering Education Scheme

Five students from Vandyke will be taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme this year

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Annual Survey

17 November 2015 :: Annual Survey

Vandyke Upper School Annual Survey 2015/16

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'Live on' - 2015 Remembrance

16 November 2015 :: 'Live on' - 2015 Remembrance

Vandyke continue to support the work of the Roayl British Legion

 

 

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SMILE WEEK

16 November 2015 :: SMILE WEEK

An impressive £2700 was raised during our annual fundraising week for Smile Malawi

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Sixth form open evening

10 November 2015 :: Sixth form open evening

Thursday 26 November 2015 at 6pm

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Summer 2015 exam certificates

06 November 2015 :: Summer 2015 exam certificates

Exam certificates now ready for collection.

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Parent Governor Vacancy

05 November 2015 :: Parent Governor Vacancy

Vandyke’s governing body currently has a vacancy for a parent governor

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Sixth Form Applied Science Trip to UltraVision

02 November 2015 :: Sixth Form Applied Science Trip to UltraVision

On the 19th October Sixth Form students visited contact lens manufacturer UltraVision

 

 

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Italy Trip

02 November 2015 :: Italy Trip

Vandyke Students enjoy the sights of Tuscany in the summer

 

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MK Dons Roadshow

02 November 2015 :: MK Dons Roadshow

Vandyke hosted the MK Dons Roadshow on 14th October

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School Sports Parnership

02 November 2015 :: School Sports Parnership

2014-15 Regional (London and Home Counties) Award for the School Sports Partnership

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Luton Town FC Coaching

02 November 2015 :: Luton Town FC Coaching

Luton Town after school coaching sessions for Year 9 and 10 girls

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Leighton Buzzard Geography Fieldwork

12 October 2015 :: Leighton Buzzard Geography Fieldwork

120 geography students investigate Leighton Buzzard's eco-footprint

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Visit to The Royal Opera House

29 September 2015 :: Visit to The Royal Opera House

Vandyke Students see The Marriage of Figaro at The Royal Opera House

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Year 13 Scientists

29 September 2015 :: Year 13 Scientists

Year 13 aspiring ecologists

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Million Word Challenge

29 September 2015 :: Million Word Challenge

Vandyke Students face a sizeable reading challenge.

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World Challenge Trip to Malawi

29 September 2015 :: World Challenge Trip to Malawi

Stephanie Dawson's report on the expedition to Malawi in the the summer

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Fairtrade Poster Competion Winners

14 September 2015 :: Fairtrade Poster Competion Winners

An arty team of Year 10 Vandyke students have won a competition to design artwork for the town's multi-storey car park.

 

 

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Judo Bronze for Ella Ashwell

14 September 2015 :: Judo Bronze for Ella Ashwell

Year 11 student, Ella Ashwell, represented England and Vandyke at the Sainsburys School Games recently.

 

 

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Sixth Form Ball

14 September 2015 :: Sixth Form Ball

Vandyke Sixth Form students enjoyed their Summer Ball on Saturday 4th July.

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Year 11 Prom

14 September 2015 :: Year 11 Prom

Class of 2015 End of Year Prom

 

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GCSE and A level exam results

04 September 2015 :: GCSE and A level exam results

Exam results at Vandyke at GCSE and A level are both at a record high this summer.

 

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Law work experience - Naomi Marrone

13 July 2015 :: Law work experience - Naomi Marrone

Year 13 law student Naomi Marrone shadowed HHJ Montgomery at Aylesbury Crown Court

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Art & Photography Exhibition

13 July 2015 :: Art & Photography Exhibition

Stunning as always, inspiring generations to come!

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Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway

13 July 2015 :: Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway

We have a very good relationship with the Leighton Buzzard narrow gauge railway

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Year 9 - Future Scholars

13 July 2015 :: Year 9 - Future Scholars

Five Year 9 students recently visited the University of Manchester

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Work Experience at Allen and Overy LLP

13 July 2015 :: Work Experience at Allen and Overy LLP

Stephanie Dawson and Kyle Gallagher's Work Experience at Allen and Overy LLP

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Three Cheers for Helen Mountford

22 June 2015 :: Three Cheers for Helen Mountford

Young Volunteer of the Year Award for Helen.

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Public Services Expedition

22 June 2015 :: Public Services Expedition

As part of their Public Services course 9 students set off for Derbyshire and Wales.

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Year 13 Performing Arts Music Showcase

22 June 2015 :: Year 13 Performing Arts Music Showcase

A night at the Cinema!

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Year 10 visit to Stoke Bruerne

10 June 2015 :: Year 10 visit to Stoke Bruerne

Over the past fortnight, 150 Vandyke students visited Stoke Bruerne

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Music Showcase

10 June 2015 :: Music Showcase

Year 13 performing music group transformed into ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’

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Katy Pearce

18 May 2015 :: Katy Pearce

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for Katy Pearce

 

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Year 11 Awards Evening

18 May 2015 :: Year 11 Awards Evening

Two oversubscribed sessions were needed in the Theatre to celebrate the huge number of Year 11 Award winners this year.

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Engineering Education Scheme

18 May 2015 :: Engineering Education Scheme

Sixth Form Students attend a presentation day at University of Hertfordshire

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Ofsted Inspection 2015

05 May 2015 :: Ofsted Inspection 2015

A team of four inspectors from Ofsted visited school on 10th & 11th March. 

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Cracking Krakow 2015

05 May 2015 :: Cracking Krakow 2015

This Easter Vandyke Upper took 53 students to Krakow, Poland. 

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Duke of Edinburgh

20 April 2015 :: Duke of Edinburgh

DofE receive a donation from Waitrose thanks to the Community Matters Scheme.

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Battle of the Bands

20 April 2015 :: Battle of the Bands

Year 12 band Foreign Ground perform at The Stables

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School Annual Survey

20 April 2015 :: School Annual Survey

This is the 20th year of our annual school survey

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Meeting with Royalty

25 March 2015 :: Meeting with Royalty

Mr Workman and Mrs Green at St James's Palace

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Sicily Trip

25 March 2015 :: Sicily Trip

Team Geography took 35 GCSE students to the Italian island of Sicily at the start of half term.

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National Citizen Service

25 March 2015 :: National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government initiative, funded by the Football League Trust and delivered by the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust

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Aim Higher Evening

24 March 2015 :: Aim Higher Evening

Options for the future were explored by students at an Aim Higher evening staged at school recently. 

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Challenged in Cambridge

09 March 2015 :: Challenged in Cambridge

On 25th February a group of Year 10 students visited Cambridge University

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World Book Day

09 March 2015 :: World Book Day

Vandyke celebrated World Book Day in style

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Youth Speaks 2015

09 March 2015 :: Youth Speaks 2015

For the fourth successive year we have had teams in the district semi-finals of Youth Speaks

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Maths Challenge UK

09 March 2015 :: Maths Challenge UK

Vandyke hosted the UK Maths Trust Intermediate Challenge on 4th February

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Vandyke welcomes Young Apprentice of the Year 2014

24 February 2015 :: Vandyke welcomes Young Apprentice of the Year 2014

Young apprentice of the Year 2014, Bobby Duff, was a special guest to the school recently.

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Mrs Mead wins £100 voucher for Science Department

24 February 2015 :: Mrs Mead wins £100 voucher for Science Department

Mrs Mead, spent a few days last month at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference at the University of Reading.

 

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MK Dons at Vandyke

24 February 2015 :: MK Dons at Vandyke

Vandyke is pleased to be working with MK Dons on another venture

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Holocaust Memorial Day

23 February 2015 :: Holocaust Memorial Day

Keeping the memory alive.

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Ex-Vandyke Student on London Stage

02 February 2015 :: Ex-Vandyke Student on London Stage

Rose Riley acting in the Hampstead Theatre production of 'Tiger Country'

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Business Students visit to Coca Cola Enterprises

02 February 2015 :: Business Students visit to Coca Cola Enterprises

Year 10 Business Studies recently visited Coca Cola enterprises in Milton Keynes as part of their GCSE course

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Oxbridge Offers for Amber and Rosie

02 February 2015 :: Oxbridge Offers for Amber and Rosie

Congratulations to Amber Williams and Rosie Crabbe on achieving the offer of places to study History at Cambridge and German at Oxford. 

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Year 13 Drama Students

02 February 2015 :: Year 13 Drama Students

United We Stand!

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Arts Factory Production

19 January 2015 :: Arts Factory Production

Arts Factory Production of Midsummer Night's Dream

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Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

19 January 2015 :: Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

A team of volunteers from Year 12 and 13 welcomed 30 pensioners from two local sheltered housing units, Laburnam Court and Hamilton Court in Leighton Buzzard, to the Sixth Form Common room just before Christmas.

 

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Business, Finance, Economics visit to The Bank of England

19 January 2015 :: Business, Finance, Economics visit to The Bank of England

The Bank of England promises to be an interesting day out and Sixth Form Business, Economics and Finance students found this out when they visited recently.

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Vandyke Festival

06 January 2015 :: Vandyke Festival

Congratulations to all of the performing music students who made the Vandyke festival such a resounding success!

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Director of Children's Services visit

06 January 2015 :: Director of Children's Services visit

Sue Harrison - Director of Children’s Services

 

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Great Britian Paralympian Superstar Visits Vandyke

06 January 2015 :: Great Britian Paralympian Superstar Visits Vandyke

Vandyke was visited recently by Great Britain Paralympian footballer Alistair Patrick Heselton.

 

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Spanish and German Christmas Celebrations

06 January 2015 :: Spanish and German Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations in Spain and Germany

 

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