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New York Trip

13 November 2017 :: New York Trip

Year 13 students enjoy a trip to the 'Big Apple'

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SMILE WEEK!

13 November 2017 :: SMILE WEEK!

Our annual Smile Week - a huge success once again.

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Holocaust Survivor Eva Clarke speaks at Vandyke

31 October 2017 :: Holocaust Survivor Eva Clarke speaks at Vandyke

Anti-Hate Crime – Schools Project Event was held at Vandyke on 17th October 2017

 

 

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Vandyke win the County Team Golf Championship

30 October 2017 :: Vandyke win the County Team Golf Championship

Golfing success for Andreas Valentine, Edward Stephenson and Brandon Waddington

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GCSE Geography Trips

30 October 2017 :: GCSE Geography Trips

The Geography team ran 3 fieldtrips for 128 students.

 

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A Level History students visit Hampton Court Palace

09 October 2017 :: A Level History students visit Hampton Court Palace

Students explore the Palace as as part of their Sixth Form programme of study.

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening

25 September 2017 :: Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening

We held our first Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening on 12th July.

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School Travel Awards 2017/18

25 September 2017 :: School Travel Awards 2017/18

Head of Design Technoloy, Jacqui Hargreaves, has got down to fhe final 4 of the School Tavel Awards.

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Anne Frank - A History for Today.  Evening Event

25 September 2017 :: Anne Frank - A History for Today. Evening Event

On 17th October we will hold an event about Holocaust and Hate Crime

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Vandyke Students at the Royal Albert Hall

11 September 2017 :: Vandyke Students at the Royal Albert Hall

Sixth Form students were part of the BBC Proms Youth Choir Academy

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Class of 2017 End of Year Event

11 September 2017 :: Class of 2017 End of Year Event

Year 11 students had a great evening at their End of Year Party

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2017 GCSE exam results

24 August 2017 :: 2017 GCSE exam results

....... expectation and excitement this morning as Vandyke students collected their GCSE results.

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2017 A level results

17 August 2017 :: 2017 A level results

Sixth form students celebrating another excellent set of A level results

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Golfing Success for Brandon Waddington

18 July 2017 :: Golfing Success for Brandon Waddington

Brandon competed for Bedfordshire Schools in the McPartlin Trophy

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A Night to Remember for Class of 2017

18 July 2017 :: A Night to Remember for Class of 2017

The Sixth Form Summer Ball was a huge success!

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Geography Rocks in Snowdonia!

18 July 2017 :: Geography Rocks in Snowdonia!

20 A Level Geographers travel to Snowdonia.

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Art Exhibition 2017

18 July 2017 :: Art Exhibition 2017

Impressive as ever

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Ex student Danielle Cavender graduates with First Class Degree in History

18 July 2017 :: Ex student Danielle Cavender graduates with First Class Degree in History

Danielle dedicated her dissertation, 'Hope in Hell' to her History teachers at Vandyke.

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Year 12 Law Students take part in a Mock Trial

05 July 2017 :: Year 12 Law Students take part in a Mock Trial

Law students spent three weeks preparing a case for the prosecution and defence.

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Sixth Form beginning of term arrangements

04 July 2017 :: Sixth Form beginning of term arrangements

Exam results day and beginning of term arrangements

 

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Art Club

03 July 2017 :: Art Club

The after school Art Club create artworks for the charity 'Never Such Innocence'

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GCSE Students go BANANAS!

19 June 2017 :: GCSE Students go BANANAS!

Thank you to Morrisons for the donation of Bananas, a healthy snack for our students.

 

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Year 9 Trip to Barcelona

19 June 2017 :: Year 9 Trip to Barcelona

55 Year 9 students and staff go on a 5 day trip to Barcelona

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Tim Schoon  - Talent Inspiration Programme Success

05 June 2017 :: Tim Schoon - Talent Inspiration Programme Success

Year 10 student, Tim Schoon, has been accepted onto the Talent Inspiration Programme

 

 

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Orchestra Bremen visit Vandyke

05 June 2017 :: Orchestra Bremen visit Vandyke

The German School Orchestra performed at Vandyke as part of their European tour

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LABELLED: Year 13 Performing Arts Show

05 June 2017 :: LABELLED: Year 13 Performing Arts Show

A Showcase of Artists from the Warner Brothers record label and it's subsidiary labels.

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Mr Cain encourages us to get on our bikes and get active!

15 May 2017 :: Mr Cain encourages us to get on our bikes and get active!

Mr Cain and Alice Winfield lead an assembly to explain how students can get involved in cycling clubs.

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Year 11 Trip to Munich!

15 May 2017 :: Year 11 Trip to Munich!

51 Vandyke students enjoyed a trip to Munich at the end of last term.

 

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Vandyke Trip to China!

03 May 2017 :: Vandyke Trip to China!

50 staff and students from Vandyke undertook a once in a lifetime trip to China during the Easter Holidays.

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Year 10 Royal Observatory Trip

02 May 2017 :: Year 10 Royal Observatory Trip

150 Year 10 Students visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich

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Mock Interview Evening a “resounding success”

18 April 2017 :: Mock Interview Evening a “resounding success”

Managers from IKEA Milton Keynes interview Sixth Form Students

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Aim Higher Evening

17 April 2017 :: Aim Higher Evening

Local colleges, universities, employers and apprenticeship providers came to Vandyke to discuss career options with our students

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Outstanding Science Practical Monitoring Visit

17 April 2017 :: Outstanding Science Practical Monitoring Visit

A-level science practical endorsement monitoring visit from AQA

 

 

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Ex Student Laura Hussey’s Gold Duke of Edinburgh Journey

13 March 2017 :: Ex Student Laura Hussey’s Gold Duke of Edinburgh Journey

Laura collects her Gold Award from Prince Philip at St James's Palace.

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Year 12 Geography Trip to Birmingham

13 March 2017 :: Year 12 Geography Trip to Birmingham

Regenerating Birmingham - Geography Fieldtrip

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Anne Frank - A History for Today

27 February 2017 :: Anne Frank - A History for Today

Year 9 Students led tours of this acclaimed exhibition

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Project 2K17

24 February 2017 :: Project 2K17

Challenge + Opportunity + Motivation = Growth!

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Michael Carter in Malawi

06 February 2017 :: Michael Carter in Malawi

Ex-student Michael Carter returns to Malawi

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Canine Partners

06 February 2017 :: Canine Partners

Year 9 were treated to a special assembly from 'Canine Partners'

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Alistair Patrick-Heselton

06 February 2017 :: Alistair Patrick-Heselton

Paralympian Alistair Patrick-Heselton visits Vandyke

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Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

23 January 2017 :: Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

Sixth Form students put on a Christmas party for senior citizens from Leighton Buzzard

 

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Annual School Survey

23 January 2017 :: Annual School Survey

This is the 22nd Year of our annual school survey

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Revision and Extra-curricular Sessions

23 January 2017 :: Revision and Extra-curricular Sessions

Students extra-curricular activities and revision sessions are now listed on the Vandyke Website

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School Production of Oliver!

09 January 2017 :: School Production of Oliver!

A superb performance by Vandyke Students

 

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German and Spanish Christmas Celebrations

09 January 2017 :: German and Spanish Christmas Celebrations

Year 9 Language students experience how other countries celebrate Christmas

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Christmas Hampers

09 January 2017 :: Christmas Hampers

Student Voice volunteers deliver Christmas Hampers and Flowers

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Callum Murray - Young Drummer

09 January 2017 :: Callum Murray - Young Drummer

Callum enters the 'Young Drummer of the Year 2016' competition

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Eleanor Sizeland's Design on our School Christmas Card

12 December 2016 :: Eleanor Sizeland's Design on our School Christmas Card

This year's Christmas card features the work of Year 9 student, Eleanor Sizeland

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Smile Malawi Founder Visits Vandyke

12 December 2016 :: Smile Malawi Founder Visits Vandyke

Elspeth Baeke was delighted with the £2600 raised by Vandyke for Smile Malawi this year.

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Travel and Tourism Trip to Brighton

12 December 2016 :: Travel and Tourism Trip to Brighton

Sixth Form Students visit Brighton as part of their Travel and Tourism studies.

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Remembrance at Vandyke

28 November 2016 :: Remembrance at Vandyke

Understanding why we commemorate Remembrance Day

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The John Muir Award

28 November 2016 :: The John Muir Award

Students and staff complete the John Muir Discover Award

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Smile Week at Vandyke

14 November 2016 :: Smile Week at Vandyke

Vandyke's Annual Smile Week was another great success

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German Study Visit

14 November 2016 :: German Study Visit

27 students visit Cologne and Koblenz in Germany

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Councillor Steve Dixon visits Vandyke

14 November 2016 :: Councillor Steve Dixon visits Vandyke

Councillor Dixon toured the school and met students.

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Summer 2016 exam certificates

10 November 2016 :: Summer 2016 exam certificates

These are now available for collection.

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PE and School Sports Apprentices

01 November 2016 :: PE and School Sports Apprentices

The future of PE and School Sport is looking good.

 

 

 

 

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Design Technology Showcase Students' work

01 November 2016 :: Design Technology Showcase Students' work

The Design Technology Department Exhibit Students' work on Open Evening

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Oxford Trip

31 October 2016 :: Oxford Trip

Geography Students visit Oxford to to complete their controlled assessments  

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World Challenge Trip to India

10 October 2016 :: World Challenge Trip to India

Ten Vandyke Students embarked on a World Challenge Expedition to Kerala, Southern India.

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Trip to The Royal Opera House

09 October 2016 :: Trip to The Royal Opera House

Students enjoyed a trip to London to see a performance of 'The Barber of Seville'

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Trip to Belgium & France

28 September 2016 :: Trip to Belgium & France

History and Language students enjoyed a 5 day trip to Belgium & France.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition

28 September 2016 :: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition

Gold assessed expedition to the Lake District

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Vandyke Students Performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company

12 September 2016 :: Vandyke Students Performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Marking the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeares death.

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2016 GCSE results

25 August 2016 :: 2016 GCSE results

Vandyke students celebrate GCSE results

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2016 A level results

18 August 2016 :: 2016 A level results

Vandyke students celebrating outstanding A level results

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Former Vandyke student Charlotte Dujardin

17 August 2016 :: Former Vandyke student Charlotte Dujardin

Former Vandyke student Charlotte Dujardin again struck Olympic gold in Rio.

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Vandyke Students Vote

11 July 2016 :: Vandyke Students Vote

Students voted on the EU Referendum

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Art & Design Exhibition

11 July 2016 :: Art & Design Exhibition

Vandyke's Annual Art Exhibition

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Professor William Murray visits Vandyke

11 July 2016 :: Professor William Murray visits Vandyke

Year 12 and 13 Applied Science and Physics students meet Professor Murray

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Vandyke Launches 'Growth Mindset'

11 July 2016 :: Vandyke Launches 'Growth Mindset'

Growth Mindset is a theory expounded by Carol Dweck

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Music Showcase

27 June 2016 :: Music Showcase

Top quality performances from our talented students.

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Year 10's Theatre Lesson

27 June 2016 :: Year 10's Theatre Lesson

Students studying Macbeth took park in a thought-provoking Theatre Lesson.

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Golfing success for Ryan Smith

27 June 2016 :: Golfing success for Ryan Smith

Ryan to play in the English Schools U18 National Golf Championship.

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Mrs Readhead swims at the GB European Masters 2016

13 June 2016 :: Mrs Readhead swims at the GB European Masters 2016

Mrs Readhead competed in 3 swimming events at the European Masters

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Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge for the World Challenge 2016 group

13 June 2016 :: Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge for the World Challenge 2016 group

A preparation trip to Yorkshire for the 2016 World Challenge Group

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Year 10 Trip to Stoke Bruerne

13 June 2016 :: Year 10 Trip to Stoke Bruerne

Year 10 History students visit the historic village of Stoke Bruerne

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Year 11 Awards Evening

23 May 2016 :: Year 11 Awards Evening

A thoroughly enjoyable occasion with performances, speeches and award ceremonies.

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Engineering Education Scheme Celebration & Assessment Day

23 May 2016 :: Engineering Education Scheme Celebration & Assessment Day

Year 12 Students qualify as Industrial Cadets.

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Drama Masterclass

23 May 2016 :: Drama Masterclass

Carly Halse and Mike Southern deliver Drama workshops to Year 12 and Year 10 students

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

23 May 2016 :: Duke of Edinburgh Award

Gold Practice Duke of Edinburgh Expedition to Snodownia, 9th - 11th April.

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Vandyke at The Palace!

23 May 2016 :: Vandyke at The Palace!

Former Student, Katy Pearce, receives her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at Buckingham Palace

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GB Paralympian Visits Vandyke

09 May 2016 :: GB Paralympian Visits Vandyke

Alistair Patrick Heselton delivers inspirational workshops to our students.

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Alexander McQueen Designer Visits Art Department

09 May 2016 :: Alexander McQueen Designer Visits Art Department

Sara Mitchell talks about college and working for The Alexander McQueen Fashion House

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The Land of Ice and Fire

09 May 2016 :: The Land of Ice and Fire

Geography students have an amazing trip to Iceland

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National Science Week

25 April 2016 :: National Science Week

Mrs Mead and Mrs Hodges visit Southcott Lower School to help celebrate National Science week

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Geography Trip to London

25 April 2016 :: Geography Trip to London

Year 12 Geography Fieldtrip

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Vandyke Art Exhibition at Leighton Buzzard Library

25 April 2016 :: Vandyke Art Exhibition at Leighton Buzzard Library

Vandyke Art department put on an exhibition at the Library as part of the 'Year of Arts' celebration

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History Trip to Berlin

25 April 2016 :: History Trip to Berlin

43 Vandyke Students visit Berlin at Easter

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New York 2016

11 April 2016 :: New York 2016

Year 12 students visit to The Big Apple

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Art Visit by Barnfield Tutor

11 April 2016 :: Art Visit by Barnfield Tutor

Lee Birkett-Ward visited the Art Department

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Vandyke Students visit WW1 Battlefields

11 April 2016 :: Vandyke Students visit WW1 Battlefields

WW1 Centenary Battlefields Tours Programme

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Year 9: Fun and Games with the MK Dons

14 March 2016 :: Year 9: Fun and Games with the MK Dons

MK Dons team building with Year 9 students

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Year 10 Rise to the Challenge at Cambridge

14 March 2016 :: Year 10 Rise to the Challenge at Cambridge

Year 10 students took part in a Cambridge Challenge Day at Emmanuel College

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Epping Forest Field Study Centre

14 March 2016 :: Epping Forest Field Study Centre

Year 12 Geography Students visit Epping Forest Field Study Centre

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Aim Higher Evening

14 March 2016 :: Aim Higher Evening

Vandyke's annual Aim Higher evening was held on 3rd March

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GSCE PE Trip to Malvern

29 February 2016 :: GSCE PE Trip to Malvern

GCSE PE Residential trip to Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre

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BTEC Child, Play, Learning and Development

29 February 2016 :: BTEC Child, Play, Learning and Development

Year 12 students complete Essential First Aid Course

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AS Leisure studies trip to MK Dons Stadium

29 February 2016 :: AS Leisure studies trip to MK Dons Stadium

11 Year 12 students visited Stadium MK

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Vandyke Runners

29 February 2016 :: Vandyke Runners

Year 9 students compete in the Chiltern League Cross Country event.

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Luton Crown Court Visit

08 February 2016 :: Luton Crown Court Visit

Year 13 Law students visit Luton Crown Court

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Fairtrade Poster Competion

08 February 2016 :: Fairtrade Poster Competion

Our winning poster is now on display in the Multi-storey car park

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Don't Stand By

08 February 2016 :: Holocaust Memorial Day - Don't Stand By

This year's performance reflected the theme 'Don't stand by'

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Physics trip to the Royal Observatory

27 January 2016 :: Physics trip to the Royal Observatory

A2 Physics students visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich

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NCS Champion School Award

27 January 2016 :: NCS Champion School Award

Vandyke students presented with NCS Award at MK Dons stadium

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Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

11 January 2016 :: Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

Sixth Form students put on a Christmas party for senior citizens.

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Christmas Celebrations in Germany & Spain

11 January 2016 :: Christmas Celebrations in Germany & Spain

MFL students learn how Christmas is celebrated in Germany & Spain

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Christmas Hampers

11 January 2016 :: Christmas Hampers

Once again Vandyke students help spread festive cheer at Christmas

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Ex-student Matthew Lee returns to Vandyke

11 January 2016 :: Ex-student Matthew Lee returns to Vandyke

Matthew came to give expert advice to budding handball players

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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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Cadbury World Visit

08 December 2014 :: Cadbury World Visit

34 Year 11 students visited Cadbury World on 20th November

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Victoria & Albert Museum - Art & Photography Trip

08 December 2014 :: Victoria & Albert Museum - Art & Photography Trip

Art & Photography students visited the Victoria & Albert Museum recently.

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Business Department Tesco Head Office Visit

08 December 2014 :: Business Department Tesco Head Office Visit

Tesco's Head of Human Resources & an Economics Graduate visited our Business Studies Department.

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Tate Modern & Houses of Parliament

24 November 2014 :: Tate Modern & Houses of Parliament

A group of Year 11 students recently vistied the Tate Modern & the Houses of Parliament

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Harry Potter Revisited

24 November 2014 :: Harry Potter Revisited

On 7th November ten Year 11 students visited Oxford Unitversity

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Remembrance Events

24 November 2014 :: Remembrance Events

To mark Remembrance students participated in a series of special events.

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WW1 Centennial Trip

24 November 2014 :: WW1 Centennial Trip

French/History Departments WW1 Centennial Trip

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Outstanding result for Hayley Cosby

24 November 2014 :: Outstanding result for Hayley Cosby

Outstanding AS Finance result for Hayley Cosby

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SMILE WEEK

11 November 2014 :: SMILE WEEK

Another wildly successful SMILE Week!

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Law Students Triumph in Mock Trial Competion!

10 November 2014 :: Law Students Triumph in Mock Trial Competion!

Year 12 and 13 law students compete in a mock trial competition at Bedfordshire Magistrates’ Court. 

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Science Week

10 November 2014 :: Science Week

Mary Bassett Lower School students visit Vandyke as part of  Science Week.

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£1086 raised 4Aurora

10 November 2014 :: £1086 raised 4Aurora

Vandyke recently handed over a cheque for £1086 to the charity 4Aurora

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Year 12 Bosworth Battlefield Trip

20 October 2014 :: Year 12 Bosworth Battlefield Trip

Fifty-nine Year 12 students recently visited Bosworth Battlefield

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Akram Khan Workshop

20 October 2014 :: Akram Khan Workshop

The dance students of Vandyke were privileged to have a workshop run by the Akram Khan Dance Company.  

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Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

20 October 2014 :: Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

Emma Roberts inspires a new generation of Chemical Engineers

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GCSE Geography trip to Birmingham

06 October 2014 :: GCSE Geography trip to Birmingham

On 24th & 25th September we took the entire year 11 Geographers to Birmingham.

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Law Students visit Aylesbury Crown Court

06 October 2014 :: Law Students visit Aylesbury Crown Court

As part of their introduction to the A-Level course, the Law students visited Aylesbury Crown Court recently.  

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Duke of Edinburgh

23 September 2014 :: Duke of Edinburgh

Seven Vandyke students travelled to the Lake District National Park to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold award expedition between the 27th - 31st August

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Andrew Selous visits Vandyke

23 September 2014 :: Andrew Selous visits Vandyke

SW Beds MP Andrew Selous visited Vandyke Upper School following completion of an extensive building programme to see the new facilities for  himself.

 

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Chess at Eton College

23 September 2014 :: Chess at Eton College

On 14th September 13 Vandyke students went to Eton College to take part in a chess tournament.

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Vandyke Students at Twickenham

23 September 2014 :: Vandyke Students at Twickenham

Four students from Vandyke Upper School joined 1,008 people from around the country and took part in the world’s largest rugby scrum on Friday 12th September at Twickenham Stadium to mark the launch of the Rugby World Cup 2015 – The one year countdown.

 

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

09 September 2014 :: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Six Vandyke Students travel to Snowdonia to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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Burnley FC Manager launches Vandyke Sports Academy

21 July 2014 :: Burnley FC Manager launches Vandyke Sports Academy

Burnley Manager, Sean Dyche was the guest of honour at the launch of the Vandyke Sports Academy on Tuesday 1st July.

 

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Sarah Harrington

21 July 2014 :: Sarah Harrington

My Paris Trip

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Dance Showcase

21 July 2014 :: Dance Showcase

The Dance Showcase 2014 was truly exceptional!

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Physicists - the Real Superheroes

21 July 2014 :: Physicists - the Real Superheroes

Professor Paul Shore from Cranfield University came in to school on 15th July to talk to some of our most talented scientists.

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Salters Chemistry Camp

21 July 2014 :: Salters Chemistry Camp

In July Jemma Siddle, Frankie Dimmock and Cicely Roach took part in a Salters Chemistry Camp held at the University of Nottingham. 

 

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Art & Photography Exhibition

08 July 2014 :: Art & Photography Exhibition

Art & Photography Exhibition

Wednesday 25th June

Follow us on Twitter@VandykeArtDept

 

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Anthony Clark visit

07 July 2014 :: Anthony Clark visit

On Monday 30th June we were joined by Anthony Clark (GB Badminton) as part of our commitment to Sky Sports 'Living for Sport' Project.

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Year 12 Performing Arts Students

23 June 2014 :: Year 12 Performing Arts Students

On Monday 16th June the Vandyke Year 12 Performing Arts class performed to a delighted crowd of parents, friends and staff in the Drama Studio and Theatre.

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A Day in Cambridge

22 June 2014 :: A Day in Cambridge

Punting and preparing for University

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South Beds District Athletics

09 June 2014 :: South Beds District Athletics

On Wednesday 4th June, 56 eager athletes got onto the coach from Vandyke to go to Luton’s Stockwood Park to compete in the annual District Athletics competition

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Molly Wasway

09 June 2014 :: Molly Wasway

Molly Wasway accepted into The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

 

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Sixth Form Geography Trip to Swanage

09 June 2014 :: Sixth Form Geography Trip to Swanage

After the Easter break the geography team took 9 Year 12's and 2 Year 13's away on a residential field experience to Swanage

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Elysia Allsopp

09 June 2014 :: Elysia Allsopp

Ex Vandyke Student Elysia Allsopp performs at The Royal Opera House

 

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An Evening of Excellence at Vandyke

19 May 2014 :: An Evening of Excellence at Vandyke

A packed theatre of students, parents, staff and governors were treated to an Evening of Excellence at Vandyke Upper School on 1st May.

 

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History Trip to Bletchley Park

19 May 2014 :: History Trip to Bletchley Park

As part of the GCSE History controlled assessment which requires a study of a local site, 80 Year 10 students spent the day at Bletchley Park learning about the creation and development of the site, and appreciating the significance of the site as a factor in defeating Nazi Germany in WW2.

 

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Year 11 & 12 Trip to Munich

19 May 2014 :: Year 11 & 12 Trip to Munich

The History Team was recently pleased to take 50 Year 11 and 12 History students to Munich

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Year 12 Law Students visit to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court

08 May 2014 :: Year 12 Law Students visit to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court

The Year 12 law students were able to see court procedures in practice when they visited the Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Monday 28th April.

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Morocco Trip - Team 2

08 May 2014 :: Morocco Trip - Team 2

World Challenge Trip to Morocco - Team 2

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Year 9 Student Voice Charity Group

08 May 2014 :: Year 9 Student Voice Charity Group

At the end of last term members of the Year 9 Student Voice Charity group visited elderly residents in Leighton Buzzard.

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Morocco Trip - Team 1

08 May 2014 :: Morocco Trip - Team 1

World Challenge Trip to Morocco - Team 1

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Hats off to Vandyke!

24 April 2014 :: Hats off to Vandyke!

Students and staff at Vandyke Upper School held a fund-raising day recently, in aid of The Brain Tumour Research Charity. 

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Year 12 Students visit Oxford University

24 April 2014 :: Year 12 Students visit Oxford University

Experiments in slime-making were among the highlights of a trip to Oxford University on 26th March, when a group of seven AS physics students spent the day at the Department of Materials. 

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Life as a Cambridge Undergraduate

24 April 2014 :: Life as a Cambridge Undergraduate

Year 12 Student, Amber Williams, has been trying out life as a Cambridge undergraduate, as one of 360 participants in the 2014 Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme.

 

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Information from Bedfordshire Police

26 March 2014 :: Information from Bedfordshire Police

Please see attached letter with advice for parents and students from Bedfordshire Police.

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Science Assemblies

24 March 2014 :: Science Assemblies

Last week was National Science and Engineering Week. To mark this occasion, Mrs Mead, our Head of Science, led a series of assemblies about our amazing bodies.

 

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The Big Bang

24 March 2014 :: The Big Bang

The Big Bang, Uk Young Scientists & Engineers Fair

 

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Students celebrate Pi day!

24 March 2014 :: Students celebrate Pi day!

March 14th – the third month, fourteenth day, 3.14. The unofficial celebration of the mathematical value Pi, and a time for Vandyke Maths students to unleash their creative side!

 

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Music through the Ages

10 March 2014 :: Music through the Ages

For one night (and one night only!) Vandyke Theatre transported a captivated audience on a journey through time!

 

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BE Aerospace Visit

10 March 2014 :: BE Aerospace Visit

On Tuesday 11th February a group of twenty students from Years 10 and 11 visited B/E Aerospace.

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Youth Speaks Success

24 February 2014 :: Youth Speaks Success

Vandyke’s “Youth Speaks” team wins through to the district final.

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Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

24 February 2014 :: Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

Year 13 Law and Psychology students were given a fright this week when they were taken to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. 

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Sports Leadership Award

24 February 2014 :: Sports Leadership Award

Several students received their certificates for  passing their Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership recently.

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Trip to Ultravision

04 February 2014 :: Trip to Ultravision

As part of the AS Applied Science course, students research how science is actually used in the    workplace.

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Young Ambassadors

04 February 2014 :: Young Ambassadors

On Friday 24th January four students from Vandyke, Sammy Beharry, Lucy Bygrave, Joe Sames and Toby Hines, attended the Youth Sports Trust "Gold" Young Ambassador Training day at University of Hertfordshire.

 

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Vandyke Sweeps the board at Youth Speaks

21 January 2014 :: Vandyke Sweeps the board at Youth Speaks

The first round of the Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition was held at Vandyke on Wednesday 15th January. 

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Christmas Hampers

21 January 2014 :: Christmas Hampers

Students helped to spread a little Christmas cheer at the end of last term. Members of the student voice charity group worked hard to raise funds to buy 75 elderly Leighton Buzzard residents chocolates and flowers.

 

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Girls Football

21 January 2014 :: Girls Football

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust are hoping to continue raising the profile of female football.

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Natalie Designs our School Christmas Card

17 December 2013 :: Natalie Designs our School Christmas Card

The Art Department of Vandyke is always pleased to showcase the work of its students on the school Christmas card, and this year is no exception.

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Ashmolean Art Trip

09 December 2013 :: Ashmolean Art Trip

‘A Feast for the eyes and food for the soul’

 

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Year 12 & 13 trip to Sadlers Wells Dance Theatre

09 December 2013 :: Year 12 & 13 trip to Sadlers Wells Dance Theatre

On 6th November, twelve Year 12 and 13 students travelled to Sadlers Wells Dance Theatre in London to see ‘M!longa’

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Smile Malawi Founder Visits Vandyke

09 December 2013 :: Smile Malawi Founder Visits Vandyke

Sixth Form students at Vandyke were delighted to receive a special visitor last week when Elspeth Baeke, the founder of Smile Malawi.

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Student Voice Trip to The Houses of Parliament

25 November 2013 :: Student Voice Trip to The Houses of Parliament

On Monday the 11th November, twelve students voice leaders from Years 10, 11 and 12 took a trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament.

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Vandyke takes delivery of latest 3D printer

25 November 2013 :: Vandyke takes delivery of latest 3D printer

Vandyke Sixth Form students had the opportunity last week to unpack and set up their latest addition to their already extensive CAD/CAM facilities which include two A1 size laser cutters and a wide range of computer design programs

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Remembrance Day 2013

25 November 2013 :: Remembrance Day 2013

Supporting the Royal British Legion and observing Remembrance Day is a strong tradition held at Vandyke

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Year 11 trip to St Catharines College Cambridge

25 November 2013 :: Year 11 trip to St Catharines College Cambridge

Cambridge University was wowed by a Year 11 fact finding mission on 13th November.

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Smile week breaks all records

12 November 2013 :: Smile week breaks all records

Smile Week, which took place in the week before half term, was the most successful to date

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Judo Gold for Ella Ashwell

12 November 2013 :: Judo Gold for Ella Ashwell

Vandyke student Ella Ashley spent her half term training for, and competing in the Southend International Judo Competition and it was certainly all worthwhile as she won the Gold in the ‘girls under 36 kilos group’

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Ryan Eaton at the launch of the LV Cup

12 November 2013 :: Ryan Eaton at the launch of the LV Cup

Year 10 student Ryan Eaton, who plays rugby for Leighton Buzzard RFC and Bedfordshire County was selected to represent Saracens RFC at this year’s launch of the LV Cup at Exeter Chiefs RFC, Sandy Park, Exeter.

 

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Duke of Edinburgh

12 November 2013 :: Duke of Edinburgh

Over 100 students have completed their bronze practice and assessed Duke of Edinburgh expeditions during this year’s expedition season.

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Visit by senior HMI to Vandyke

11 November 2013 :: Visit by senior HMI to Vandyke

Very positive school visit by HMI

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National Museum of Computing

21 October 2013 :: National Museum of Computing

Students visit the National Museum of Computing.

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South Beds District Badminton Competition

21 October 2013 :: South Beds District Badminton Competition

Vandyke sent two strong badminton teams to this year’s boys competition.

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Golf success for Ryan Smith

21 October 2013 :: Golf success for Ryan Smith

Year 10 student, Ryan Smith recently won the Bedfordshire Schools Golf Association U16 Scratch Golf Championship.

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Jack Smithers shortlisted for Law Scholarship Award

07 October 2013 :: Jack Smithers shortlisted for Law Scholarship Award

Law firm shortlist outstanding candidates for their popular scholarship award

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English Competition

07 October 2013 :: English Competition

Over the Summer, the English Department ran a competition on their Twitter account: #readtweet.

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World Challenge trip to Tanzania

23 September 2013 :: World Challenge trip to Tanzania

On 21st July, Tom Wyatt, Nick Ryan, Connie Hully, Joe Churchill, Eva Summerfield and Connor Davies from years 11 and 12 set off on a 24 day expedition in Tanzania, East Africa, with the  adventure company, World Challenge

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Tom Pearce - Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

23 September 2013 :: Tom Pearce - Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Achieving your Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award is a big deal, so when ex-Vandyke student, Tom Pearce, did just that he wanted to share a bit about the experience. 

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Italy Trip

23 September 2013 :: Italy Trip

On the 25th July tired from a hard working term,  30 staff and students from Vandyke flew off for a 5 night, 6 day visit to Rome and Sorrento.

 

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Ap-peal of the bells

23 September 2013 :: Ap-peal of the bells

Four Vandyke students have won a major bell-ringing competition. 

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Salters Festival of Chemistry

10 September 2013 :: Salters Festival of Chemistry

At the end of the Summer term three Vandyke students took part in the Salters Festival of Chemistry. 

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History Masterclass

10 September 2013 :: History Masterclass

The History Masterclass last term was one of the most successful events of the year for Vandyke History.

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A level success!

26 August 2013 :: A level success!

Vandyke A level results

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GCSE joy for students and school!

26 August 2013 :: GCSE joy for students and school!

GCSE results at Vandyke

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Collection of exam results Summer 2013

14 August 2013 :: Collection of exam results Summer 2013

Information about the collection of GCE and GCSE exam results in August 2013

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Year 11 End of Year Event

23 July 2013 :: Year 11 End of Year Event

Nearly 200 Year 11 students descended on Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club on Thursday 4th July to celebrate the end of their examinations. 

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Work Related Learning Week

23 July 2013 :: Work Related Learning Week

A large group of Year 10 students gained outstanding  employability skills during Work Related Learning Week.

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Year 13 students visit Whipsnade Zoo

23 July 2013 :: Year 13 students visit Whipsnade Zoo

On Tuesday 16th July Year 13 Psychology and Health and Social Care students went on a trip to Whipsnade Zoo.

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Ryan Eaton

23 July 2013 :: Ryan Eaton

Ryan re-selected for East Midlands Rugby Developing Player Programme

 

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Art and Photography Exhibition

09 July 2013 :: Art and Photography Exhibition

One of the highlights of Vandyke’s summer term is our annual Art Exhibition, this year held on the 26th June.

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Young Leaders

09 July 2013 :: Young Leaders

The Dux Awards are for young leaders of the future and are aimed at students in Year 9

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Vandyke Student on London Stage

09 July 2013 :: Vandyke Student on London Stage

Rose Riley, who completed her A levels at Vandyke in 2011, is now coming to the end of her second year at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Sports Leadership Academy

09 July 2013 :: Sports Leadership Academy

Vandyke took a group of 19 Sports Leaders to the Summer School Games on Thursday 27th June at Bedford International Athletics Stadium to represent the Leighton-Linslade school sports partnership. 

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The Gold Crest Award

09 July 2013 :: The Gold Crest Award

Sixth Form students at Vandyke were recently proud to receive the Gold Crest Award, presented to them by Mr Keith Delderfield, Vice President of Operations at B/E Aerospace.

 

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25 Years at Vandyke

24 June 2013 :: 25 Years at Vandyke

Three teachers have recently celebrated 25 years at Vandyke Upper School.

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Reading at Vandyke

24 June 2013 :: Reading at Vandyke

Students in Mrs Carter’s Year 9 group have spent some weeks on an author project.

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Chloe Ryan

24 June 2013 :: Chloe Ryan

Vandyke Student Chloe Ryan recently competed in the British Mountaineering Council Youth Climbing Series Final.

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Year 11 Awards Evening

11 June 2013 :: Year 11 Awards Evening

Staff, governors and the parents of 140 Year 11 students gathered together in the Vandyke School Theatre recently to celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of the ‘Class of 2013’

 

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History students visit Berlin

21 May 2013 :: History students visit Berlin

At 4am on Wednesday 27th March 41 students of History embarked on a journey to Berlin to enhance their knowledge of Nazi Germany in time for their GCSE and AS exams.

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OFSTED April 2013

17 May 2013 :: OFSTED April 2013

Vandyke has "chosen the right priorities to take the school forward".

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Full England Caps for Henry Peck

07 May 2013 :: Full England Caps for Henry Peck

Year 11 student Henry Peck has achieved the ultimate honour and represented his country playing in two internationals against Wales and Italy last month.

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Sarah Harrington

07 May 2013 :: Sarah Harrington

Sarah Harrington, a Year 11 student, has recently won a two day scholarship at Bedford University, Art and Design Department.

 

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Science Awards for Arianne

23 April 2013 :: Science Awards for Arianne

Last summer I took part in the Nuffield Bursary Scheme which aims to place A level students in universities and industries to undertake a science project.

 

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Year 12 Science visit to Ultravision

23 April 2013 :: Year 12 Science visit to Ultravision

On Wednesday 6th March 12 students from Year 12 visited Ultravision CLPL in Leighton Buzzard as part of their coursework.

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Beds & Luton Rotary Technology Tournament

25 March 2013 :: Beds & Luton Rotary Technology Tournament

In March two teams represented Vandyke and  competed in the Rotary Technology Tournament in Luton

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Vandyke Chess

25 March 2013 :: Vandyke Chess

On Saturday 9th March the Year 9 Vandyke Chess team headed up to Birmingham to take part in the Birmingham District U14s Championship

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Enterprise Business Challenge

11 March 2013 :: Enterprise Business Challenge

In February a team of Year 10 Business Studies  students competed in the Enterprise Business Challenge, held at Cranfield School of Management.

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Viscount Younger visits Vandyke

11 March 2013 :: Viscount Younger visits Vandyke

Vandyke Upper School hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday 15th    February to encourage students to engage more with the political and parliamentary process. 

 

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Vandyke Students get their day in court

25 February 2013 :: Vandyke Students get their day in court

On Monday 4th February, A Level Law students enjoyed a visit to Luton Crown Court. 

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Residential Workshop at Herfordshire University

25 February 2013 :: Residential Workshop at Herfordshire University

On 18th-20th December 2012, Aaron Kennedy, Yestin Lamptey, Callum Read, Nick Ryan and Ben Mayles attended a residential workshop session at Hertfordshire University to progress with our engineering project. 

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Vandyke 2nd in ECF Three Counties Chess Competition

25 February 2013 :: Vandyke 2nd in ECF Three Counties Chess Competition

On Friday 8th February the Vandyke Chess team travelled to Berkhamsted School for their final match in the ECF School’s Championship.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

04 February 2013 :: Holocaust Memorial Day

The 27th of January marks the anniversary of theliberation of Auschwitz by the Russian Red      Army. 

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Vandyke Chess Team

04 February 2013 :: Vandyke Chess Team

Vandyke Upper 9 ½ Biddenham Upper 2 ½.

After a relaxing Christmas break the Vandyke Chess Team were back in action on 29th January with an away friendly against Biddenham Upper.

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International Selection for Tom

23 January 2013 :: International Selection for Tom

Vandyke Upper School student Tom Gowans has been selected to play for the England U18 international schoolboy team for 2012-13. 

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Youth Speaks Competion

08 January 2013 :: Youth Speaks Competion

Two Vandyke teams competed in the Beds, Bucks and Herts area heat of the Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks Competition held at Aylesbury Grammar School. 

 

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Inspirationsl Physicist returns to Vandyke

08 January 2013 :: Inspirationsl Physicist returns to Vandyke

‘A’ level Physics students at Vandyke were wowed by a visit by a former Vandyke student, Lindsey Bobrowski. 

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Hannah Adams

08 January 2013 :: Hannah Adams

Hannah Adams came in to school in November to give an assembly, promoting VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas).

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Arianne Hanson

08 January 2013 :: Arianne Hanson

Arianne Hanson has been shortlisted into the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition.

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Vandyke Charity Group go on tour

08 January 2013 :: Vandyke Charity Group go on tour

On Wednesday 19th December the Student Voice charity group spent the morning in Leighton Buzzard distributing flowers/ hampers and sweets in the community.

 

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We Will Rock You

08 January 2013 :: We Will Rock You

Congratulations to all students and staff who performed in Vandyke’s Production of We Will Rock You on 11th and 12th December.

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Science Live

10 December 2012 :: Science Live

On Friday 23rd November 25 Year 10 and 11 students attended the GCSE Science Live event at the Dominion Theatre in London.

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Vandyke's Chess Team win again

26 November 2012 :: Vandyke's Chess Team win again

 

Vandyke’s debut in the ECF National Schools’ Championship has got off to a fantastic start with 2 wins from 2 matches.

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Vandyke Remembers

26 November 2012 :: Vandyke Remembers

 

Two weeks ago Vandyke commemorated Remembrance through a series of moving assemblies, this year focused upon airmen of the second world war who were shot down and badly burned.  

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Smile Week breaks all records

26 November 2012 :: Smile Week breaks all records

Smile Week in the week before half term was the most successful to date. 

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We Will Rock You!

26 November 2012 :: We Will Rock You!

 

On 11th and 12th December Vandyke performs its version of ‘We Will Rock You’

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Former student visits Vandyke

12 November 2012 :: Former student visits Vandyke

I completed my GCSEs and A-Levels at Vandyke before going to Jesus College, Cambridge in 2008 to study for a degree in Natural Sciences.

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National Art Club and London Exhibition

12 November 2012 :: National Art Club and London Exhibition

For the last few months, Rosy and I have been taking part in an Art course at Central Bedfordshire College

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Chess at Vandyke

22 October 2012 :: Chess at Vandyke

Vandyke 4 – 1 Lord Grey

On 2nd October Vandyke’s Chess team hosted Lord Grey School in the library.

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Leighton 10

08 October 2012 :: Leighton 10

It was a warm and sunny Sunday morning at the end of September when an intrepid team of Vandyke staff runners approached the start line of the Leighton 10 (formerly, and more accurately, known as the Tough Ten). 

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Vandyke goes to Eton College

08 October 2012 :: Vandyke goes to Eton College

On 23rd September the Vandyke Chess team consisting of Dominic Bartram (captain), Thomas Lymbery, Seb Daggett, Jack Harriman, Stuart Mackrell and Sean Cooper made their debut     appearance at the ECF (English Chess Federation) National Rapidplay tournament at Eton College.

 

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Arkwright Scholarship for Vandyke Student Emma

24 September 2012 :: Arkwright Scholarship for Vandyke Student Emma

Vandyke Upper School Sixth Form student, Emma Marks, has been awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.

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Vandyke's Chess gathers momentum

24 September 2012 :: Vandyke's Chess gathers momentum

With the English Schools’ National Rapid Play Tournament at Eton College less than a week away, the Vandyke Chess Team had their third and final warm up game. 

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Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma

10 September 2012 :: Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma

Vandyke Upper School student Emma Marks had the day of her life when she carried the Olympic torch on its journey through Luton.

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Dance Showcase

10 September 2012 :: Dance Showcase

Vandyke Dance Showcase on 3rd July was again a hugely enjoyable success this year. 

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Exam Success

10 September 2012 :: Exam Success

Students achieved excellent exam grades once again this summer.

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Holocaust Memorial Event

09 July 2012 :: Holocaust Memorial Event

On 28th June Vandyke Upper School hosted a unique occasion with 200 guests including students, staff and parents, councillors and members of the wider community.

 

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Art and Design Open Evening

09 July 2012 :: Art and Design Open Evening

Making an exhibition of themselves!  Vandyke's annual art exhibition has become one of the highlights of the summer term.

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Vandyke's Football Success!!

25 June 2012 :: Vandyke's Football Success!!

 Vandyke Upper School’s Professional Football Academy has achieved major success this season. 

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Great Britain Badminton Superstar visits Vandyke

25 June 2012 :: Great Britain Badminton Superstar visits Vandyke

Vandyke was visited by Great Britain badminton player Anthony Clark recently.

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Farewell to Year 11 and Year 13 students

12 June 2012 :: Farewell to Year 11 and Year 13 students

On the Wednesday before the half-term break we said a formal farewell to our Year 11 students.

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The Story of Eva Schloss

12 June 2012 :: The Story of Eva Schloss

On Thursday 28th June, at 6.30 pm

 The History Team is proud to welcome Holocaust survivor

Eva Schloss

to speak at Vandyke Upper School

 

 

 

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PTA QUIZ NIGHT

12 June 2012 :: PTA QUIZ NIGHT

The next PTA Quiz night is on Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

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Year 11 Awards Evening

12 June 2012 :: Year 11 Awards Evening

Recently staff, governors and the parents of 140 Year 11 students gathered together in the Vandyke School Theatre to celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of the ‘Class of 2012’. 

 

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Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma Marks

21 May 2012 :: Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma Marks

Vandyke Upper School is fully embracing this year’s Olympics in  London, and celebrating the honour that has been bestowed on one of its students, Emma Marks. 

 

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Vandyke Plants Coubertin Oak

08 May 2012 :: Vandyke Plants Coubertin Oak

With 93 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Vandyke has planted one of 40 ‘Coubertin Oaks’ – trees grown from acorns taken from an oak planted in 1890 in Much Wenlock in honour of the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin.

 

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Science in Action

08 May 2012 :: Science in Action

Bosons and Mesons, Hadrons and Quarks – all part of a unique opportunity to listen to one the world’s most respected Theoretical Particle Physicists; Dr William Murray.  

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Sculpture Workshop

08 May 2012 :: Sculpture Workshop

At the end of last term the Art department’s BTEC students were fortunate to have sand casting    workshops taught by the artist Martin Heron.

 

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Olympic Hockey Star visits Vandyke

23 April 2012 :: Olympic Hockey Star visits Vandyke

Great Britain and England hockey star Ben Hawes visited Vandyke recently. 

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Year 12 visit to Hampton Court

23 April 2012 :: Year 12 visit to Hampton Court

On Thursday 29th March, Year 12 AS history students visited Hampton Court Palace for a study day on the importance of Thomas Wolsey during the early reign of Henry VIII.

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Holocaust Survivor visits Vandyke

26 March 2012 :: Holocaust Survivor visits Vandyke

Students recently received a lesson they will never forget when they heard first hand from a Holocaust survivor about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.

 

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Sixth Form Students visit Hockliffe Lower School

26 March 2012 :: Sixth Form Students visit Hockliffe Lower School

On Monday 12th March, four of our A Level Science Students and Head of Science, Mrs Mead, kick-started Hockliffe Lower School’s Science Week by demonstrating some ‘magical’ experiments.

 

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Rock Challenge 2012

26 March 2012 :: Rock Challenge 2012

Seventy students from Vandyke performed in the ‘Global Rock Challenge’ event at Stevenage recently.  The event is organised by the ‘Be Your Best Foundation’ who aim to get young people working together on projects in which they can show leadership and team skills.

 

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Going Bananas for Fair Trade

19 March 2012 :: Going Bananas for Fair Trade

On the 6th March in Fairtrade Fortnight Vandyke hosted an evening event organised with the Leighton Linslade Fairtrade Steering Group. 

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V Fashion 2

12 March 2012 :: V Fashion 2

The Art Department organised their second V Fashion Show, which took place on Friday February 24th at 7pm. 

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Power cut

12 March 2012 :: Power cut

On Friday at 10.45am the school had a power cut. 

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Open Mic Night

24 February 2012 :: Open Mic Night

Vandyke’s Music Department continues to build on its recent successes and the effect that this is     having on the students was clear for all to see during ‘Open Mic Night’.

 

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Music Week

24 February 2012 :: Music Week

The week before half term, the school was transformed into a festival of musical talent, or at least of musical enthusiasm, as staff and students strutted their stuff to raise money for Keech Hospice. 

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New York Trip

24 February 2012 :: New York Trip

On Wednesday 8th February Vandyke undertook its biggest school trip abroad ever!  

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Oxford University Visit

06 February 2012 :: Oxford University Visit

Some of Vandyke’s highest academic achievers in Year 11 were invited by Oxford University to visit for the day.

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PTA QUIZ NIGHT - 3RD FEBRUARY

23 January 2012 :: PTA QUIZ NIGHT - 3RD FEBRUARY

Our next PTA Quiz night is on Friday 3rd February.  7.15pm for a 7.30pm start at Vandyke.

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Year 9 Reading Challenge

23 January 2012 :: Year 9 Reading Challenge

Our year 9 students are meeting the challenge head-on to read as many books as they can!  

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Senior Citizens Have a Ball

09 January 2012 :: Senior Citizens Have a Ball

Once again the annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party was a great success. Over twenty senior citizens came for tea and entertainment in the last week of term

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Christmas Hampers

09 January 2012 :: Christmas Hampers

Students visited Laburnham Court sheltered housing just before Christmas laden with Christmas goodies for the residents. 

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Christmas Fayre Success

12 December 2011 :: Christmas Fayre Success

On Monday 5th December, we held our annual Christmas extravaganza and what a resounding success it was!  

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Anti Bullying Week

12 December 2011 :: Anti Bullying Week

Students at Vandyke have been raising awareness during Anti Bullying Week. 

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CHRISTMAS FAYRE & CONCERT

28 November 2011 :: CHRISTMAS FAYRE & CONCERT

Christmas is most definitely on the way and with this in mind, we have begun to prepare for our annual Christmas Extravaganza.

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Vandyke Remembers

25 November 2011 :: Vandyke Remembers

Last week was a very important week in Vandyke’s calendar as the whole school comes together for Remembrance to remember those who gave their lives to keep us safe and free and for those currently serving in Afghanistan and other war torn regions

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Smile Week puts the Fun in Fundraising

15 November 2011 :: Smile Week puts the Fun in Fundraising

Once again this year Sixth Form students have organised a fund raising week for the orphanage in Malawi that the school has helped support for the last five years

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Aim Higher Event - Thursday 17th November, 5.30-8.00pm

06 November 2011 :: Aim Higher Event - Thursday 17th November, 5.30-8.00pm

Confused about Careers? Looking for inspiration?

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High praise for MFL at Vandyke from HMI

31 October 2011 :: High praise for MFL at Vandyke from HMI

Read here about the highlights of HMI visit to Vandyke's MFL department 

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Tomato soup in the cafe made from Vandyke’s home grown tomatoes

31 October 2011 :: Tomato soup in the cafe made from Vandyke’s home grown tomatoes

Jamie Oliver would have been proud of the students and staff at Vandyke this week!

 

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Big Rock Visits Vandyke

10 October 2011 :: Big Rock Visits Vandyke

'Big Rock' visited Vandyke last week.  Two instructors spent time with groups of Year 11 and Sixth Form students to take them through the basics of climbing. 

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An Enterprising Start for Erfolg

10 October 2011 :: An Enterprising Start for Erfolg

It has been a busy week for the Vandyke Young Enterprise team!  A group of Year 12 and 13 students have been fundraising all week in order to raise capital for their business, which they have named Erfolg – German for success.

 

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Gold D of E expedition

24 September 2011 :: Gold D of E expedition

Vandyke's first gold expedition to the Lake District

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World Challenge Summer 2011

22 September 2011 :: World Challenge Summer 2011

India Summer 2011

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Exam results Summer 2011

19 September 2011 :: Exam results Summer 2011

Vandyke is again celebrating record results this Summer.

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Vandyke Dance Showcase

18 July 2011 :: Vandyke Dance Showcase

The summer term at Vandyke is without doubt a busy time for both students and staff alike and with so much going and so many new things happening, it is a very important and enjoyable stage in the year.

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Cafe prices in September

18 July 2011 :: Cafe prices in September

We have just been informed that the company who run our cafe have announced an increase in their prices for September.  A price increase is, of course, inevitable as food prices are rising and they have worked hard to minimise the size of the increase. 

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Art and Design Open Evening.  PICTURE PERFECT!

05 July 2011 :: Art and Design Open Evening. PICTURE PERFECT!

Vandyke's annual Art exhibition has become one of the highlights of the summer term. 

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Dance Showcase

01 July 2011 :: Dance Showcase

Please join us for another fabulous Dance Showcase on Tuesday 5th July at 7pm. Last year the Showcase was SOLD OUT so please get your tickets for the Showcase as soon as possible. The quality of dance really is superb so this really is an evening not to miss!

Tickets are £2 (£1 for Concessions).

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Record Attendance Levels 2010-11

20 June 2011 :: Record Attendance Levels 2010-11

Each year the Department for Education requires schools to submit their attendance figures for the academic year up to the summer half-term.  We are delighted to report that the attendance of students at Vandyke for 2010-11 is once again at an all time high of 94.63%. 

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Sixth Form Challenged!

20 June 2011 :: Sixth Form Challenged!

After the stress of AS exams, Sixth Form students were set a different sort of challenge.  Rather than testing their academic skills, they found their perseverance, problem solving and team-building skills challenged in a series of tasks set and run by the army. 

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World Challenge

06 June 2011 :: World Challenge

The fourteen students going on the World Challenge expedition have now got under two months until they will be in India. 

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School Arranged Transport

27 May 2011 :: School Arranged Transport

Do you live outside the school catchment area and need assistance with home to school transport?

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Vandyke Year 11 Awards Evening

16 May 2011 :: Vandyke Year 11 Awards Evening

Last week, Staff, Governors and the parents of 140 Year 11 students gathered together in the Vandyke School Theatre to celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of the ‘class of 2011’

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Vandyke experiences Auschwitz

16 May 2011 :: Vandyke experiences Auschwitz

Between 8th - 11th April Vandyke Upper School undertook a visit to Krakow in Poland. 

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PTA QUIZ NIGHT 10TH JUNE

16 May 2011 :: PTA QUIZ NIGHT 10TH JUNE

Our next PTA quiz night is FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 2011

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National Healthy Schools re-accreditation 2011

03 May 2011 :: National Healthy Schools re-accreditation 2011

We are delighted that Vandyke has achieved Healthy Schools status again this year.

 

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Grand Opening of Vandyke's Practical Learning Centre

03 May 2011 :: Grand Opening of Vandyke's Practical Learning Centre

We are proud to announce the opening of our  Practical Learning Centre on 4th April 2011. The opening was attended by school Governors and  the facility was officially opened by the Chair of Governors  Mr David Packer.

 

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Keech Hospice Fundraiser

03 May 2011 :: Keech Hospice Fundraiser

Students from Vandyke Upper School were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1600 to the residents and staff of Keech Hospice in Luton on Tuesday 29th March. 

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What a Show! V Fashion

04 April 2011 :: What a Show! V Fashion

On Friday 25th March Vandyke held its first ‘V Fashion’ catwalk show led by the Art and Design department.  Student models ‘strutted their stuff’ in collections inspired by Black and White, Africa and Indian Summer.

 

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Rock Challenge 2011

21 March 2011 :: Rock Challenge 2011

Eighty students from Vandyke Upper School took part in ‘Global Rock Challenge’ performing arts competition at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage. 

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Maths Challenge

21 March 2011 :: Maths Challenge

Vandyke Upper School students were delighted to receive congratulations ‘in person’ from Andrew Selous for their outstanding results in the UKMT (UK Mathematics Trust) Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. 

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Tsui Yee Targets 2016 Olympics

07 March 2011 :: Tsui Yee Targets 2016 Olympics

Year 10 student, Tsui Yee Lau has set her sights on the 2016 Olympics after securing her place  in the England U17 Badminton Gold standard squad.

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Student Success at Vandyke

07 March 2011 :: Student Success at Vandyke

Vandyke Head Girl, Rosie Riley was truly triumphant when she learned that she had been offered a place at London’s prestigious ‘Central School of Speech and Drama’.

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Now easier to claim free school meals!

04 March 2011 :: Now easier to claim free school meals!

It is now much easier to claim free school meals!  All it takes is just one phone call!

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Academy Status

24 February 2011 :: Academy Status

The Governing Body have approved and the Trust Board have approved a move for Vandyke to become an academy, subject to further consideration following consultation.

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Annual Survey

14 February 2011 :: Annual Survey

In December we conducted our sixteenth Annual Survey.   It has continued this year in the same format as previous years and has again been conducted quite deliberately in what can be the “darkest” days of the school year and this year in the middle of a long spell of especially cold and dreary weather.

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Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

14 February 2011 :: Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

 The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the following:

“Schools will be able to take Friday 29th April 2011 off for the Royal Wedding." 

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Holocaust - The Untold Stories

31 January 2011 :: Holocaust - The Untold Stories

On 26th January Vandyke held its annual Holocaust Memorial Event to ensure that our students understand and appreciate the impact of one of the most horrific events in mankind’s history on the lives of millions of people

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The National School Sport Dance

31 January 2011 :: The National School Sport Dance

Eight schools (850 students) within in the Leighton Linslade School Sport Partnership have taken part in ‘The National School Sport Dance’ event.  The event will celebrate the power of school sport in uniting people.

 

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The MK Dons and Vandyke Professional Football Academy

26 January 2011 :: The MK Dons and Vandyke Professional Football Academy

Assistant Headteacher and Leighton Town FC Manager Sean Downey said “This is an exciting innovative programme, the first of a number of post-16 academies for a variety of sports that Vandyke will be establishing over the next few years.  We have a long tradition of footballing excellence as a school, both locally and nationally, so the establishment of a professional football academy is a logical progression for us as a Specialist Sports College.  Vandyke has played a key role in helping to develop a huge number of talented players over the years such as Kelvin Davies (Southampton), Jordan Davies and J.J. O’Donnell (currently Luton Town FC) and Brad Kirkwood (MK Dons).  We have been working on the Academy project for twelve months and after discussions with a variety of professional football clubs, including Luton Town, we made the decision last summer to develop the Academy in partnership with the premier professional football club in this area, the MK Dons, who are, like Vandyke an ambitious and high quality organisation”.

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Top Progress

24 January 2011 :: Top Progress

The publication of annual school performance tables shows that students at Vandyke make excellent progress. 

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Photographic Workshop

17 January 2011 :: Photographic Workshop

'A' level Photography students received a special photographic workshop with local photographer Bernie Raffe.  

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Senior Citizens Christmas Party

11 January 2011 :: Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Twenty students from years 12 and 13 hosted the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party on Wednesday 8th December in the Sixth Form common room. 

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Christmas Concert

11 January 2011 :: Christmas Concert

On Monday 6th December Vandyke Students were joined by students from Gilbert Inglefield Middle to perform in Vandyke’s annual Christmas concert.

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Duncan Rolley Visit

11 January 2011 :: Duncan Rolley Visit

Vandyke was visited on 9th December by Duncan Rolley, team manager of the Great Britain Paralympic Squad.

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Year 11 Aim Higher Day

07 December 2010 :: Year 11 Aim Higher Day

Year 11 Students were involved in our annual Aim Higher event in October. They had a day where the focus was On Aiming High. The purpose of the event was to give students a taster of University, College or Vocational Skills training opportunities. .

 

 

 

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Debbie Flood visits Vandyke

07 December 2010 :: Debbie Flood visits Vandyke

On Monday 29th November, Year 6 students from the Leighton-Linslade School Partnership’s Gifted and Talented Programme received a special visit from Debbie Flood, ‘Double Olympic Silver Medalist for the Quadruple Sculls GB Rowing Team’.

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Year 11 Mock Examinations

07 December 2010 :: Year 11 Mock Examinations

 All Year 11 students should be clear about their timetable for the mock examinations which take place from the 9th to the 17th December.

 

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School Closed on Friday 3 December

02 December 2010 :: School Closed on Friday 3 December

Vandyke Upper School will be closed to students on Friday 3 December 2010 for an Occasional Day.

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Important Information about the VLE!

01 December 2010 :: Important Information about the VLE!

The VLE has changed!  From Monday 6 December users will be prompted to choose to log on to either the new or the old VLE and from the start of next term the VLE link will go directly to the the new VLE.

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Changes to Post-16 Transport

01 December 2010 :: Changes to Post-16 Transport

Central Bedfordshire is currently consulting on changes to Post 16 transport.  Students in Year 11 and those using LA transport in Year 12 will be given details of the proposed changes and a questionnaire they can complete and return.

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Vandyke-Dons Centre of Football Excellence

22 November 2010 :: Vandyke-Dons Centre of Football Excellence

In partnership with the Milton Keynes Dons, Vandyke is finalising exciting plans to provide an opportunity for post-16 students to study A’ Levels and benefit from being a member of a professional football academy.

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Anti Bullying Activity at Vandyke

22 November 2010 :: Anti Bullying Activity at Vandyke

A group of Year 9 students have been busy recently, designing and creating anti-bullying posters for National Anti-Bullying Week.

 

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Olympic Park Visit

10 November 2010 :: Olympic Park Visit

Vandyke was one of only three schools from across the UK to win the exclusive opportunity to visit the London 2012 Olympic Park.

 

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Smile Week

18 October 2010 :: Smile Week

The Sixth Form have been planning our annual Smile Week for the last few weeks. We raise money for an orphanage in Malawi and to date have donated about £7000.  We aim to add to this this year, topping last year’s total of over £2000.

A visit by Elspeth Baecke, the founder of Smile Malawi has helped to enthuse the students to put in even greater effort.  Elspeth spoke to Sixth Form assembly on 11th October and then met with a group of students to talk about the project and its future.  The orphanage now provides a home for 25 children aged between five and fifteen, who were formerly living on the streets of Blantyre (capital of Malawi).

Smile Week brings a smile to Vandyke, through all the activities at lunch and break, which range from Sumo wrestling to Strictly Come Dancing; from space hopper races to eating competitions via Blind Date and staff and student sponsored waxing!  The week culminates in a non-uniform day, fancy dress for Sixth Formers and Vandyke’s Got Talent on the Friday. More importantly it brings a smile to the faces of the children whose care and opportunities depend on the money raised by people like us!

Watch out for the pictures of this year’s events in the next edition of Vandyke Voice

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Swedish Hosts Required

01 October 2010 :: Swedish Hosts Required

Would you like to have a Swedish student to stay for three months?  Hosting a Swedish student can be very rewarding with most hosts establishing life-long friendships with the students who stay. 

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Outstanding Exam Results

15 September 2010 :: Outstanding Exam Results

This year's exam results were, once again, outstanding.  Headteacher Tim Carroll has praised Year 11 students for another outstanding set of results....

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Charitable Trust Update

15 September 2010 :: Charitable Trust Update

Formal Proposal to become a Foundation School Supported by a Charitable Trust is now published...

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Star coaching for Vandyke students at Woburn Golf Club

14 September 2010 :: Star coaching for Vandyke students at Woburn Golf Club

Seven lucky Vandyke students from Years 10 and 11 were invited to attend a golf coaching session at Woburn Golf and Country Club.  The event took place on Friday 3rd September and was organised by the Golf Foundation.

Each student was partnered with one of the professional golfers taking part in the ‘Senior Masters’ Competition.  PE teacher and Sports College Development Manager Mr Cox said “It was great to see our young people receiving group and one to one coaching from some of the world’s best golfers”.

Vandyke students were given excellent advice and top tips from a number of professional golfers, including Barry Lane, Roger Chapman, Peter Barber and Gary Wolstenholme.  Kirsty and Abi Kennedy both commented “We worked with Barry Lane and he was amazing, one of the best coaches.”  Abi added “He gave us some great tips such as how to improve my swing speed”.

In fact, every student was given a written breakdown on things to improve which they found really helpful.  Richard Hill said “The event was really well organised and great fun. I came away feeling as though I’d really learnt a lot”.

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New School Minibus

14 September 2010 :: New School Minibus

After 14 year’s hard service we have finally said goodbye to our old minibus!  We have replaced it with another 15-seater burgundy minibus complete the Vandyke’s logo which you may see round and about the town.  The minibus is an extremely valuable resource for the school helping transport students to a large range of extracurricular activities such as sports matches and on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.  Students really appreciate the opportunities we are able to offer them because of our minibus and it is so nice to be transported in a shiny new vehicle!

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Welcome to the New School Year!

08 September 2010 :: Welcome to the New School Year!

Welcome to the new school year. Students have returned to school looking very smart in their uniform and we have held our first assemblies with students in their new college/hall groups.

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Buildings and Site

06 September 2010 :: Buildings and Site

Significant building works have been undertaken during the Summer break. In particular, the Humanities block has been re-furbished and now provides the same high standard physical environment we enjoy elsewhere in school.

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Staff

06 September 2010 :: Staff

At the end of the Summer term we said goodbye to some staff who have moved to other schools or in some cases retired.

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Access Course

06 September 2010 :: Access Course

All parents and students on the access course are invited to attend an information evening on: Thursday 16 September at 6pm in A67 It is an opportunity to find out more about the course and have any questions answered.

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New Website

06 September 2010 :: New Website

Next week we launch our new school website (accessible at the same web address). The new website has better design and a more user-friendly lay-out that I hope you will find more convenient.

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Information Evenings

06 September 2010 :: Information Evenings

We start the year with Information Evenings for each year group beginning with Year 11 on Tuesday 7 September (at 6pm and again at 7.15pm) and Year 10 on Wednesday 8 September at 6pm or 7.15pm.

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South Africa 2010

06 September 2010 :: South Africa 2010

This summer, thirteen Year 11 students from Vandyke enjoyed a trip of a life time to Cape Town, South Africa. This trip gave students the opportunity to run Sport Festivals alongside students from South African Schools.

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Vandyke Students have a Voice!

06 September 2010 :: Vandyke Students have a Voice!

The Student Voice Conference held on Friday 16th July at Vandyke was a huge success; 80 Students from Lower, Middle and Upper schools from across the Leighton-Linslade and Woburn area got together to discuss how they could have a greater impact on schools.

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Ofsted Report 2010

27 August 2010 :: Ofsted Report 2010

On 23/24 March Vandyke was visited by OFSTED inspectors and the full Inspection Report has now been published.

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Healthier students do better in learning

19 July 2010 :: Healthier students do better in learning

So at Vandyke we are committed to giving all our students consistent messages about all aspects of health and fitness.

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Trip to the Opal Coast & Paris

15 July 2010 :: Trip to the Opal Coast & Paris

On 5th July, 26 Year 11 students studying GCSE French left Vandyke for a 5 day French Study Visit to the Opal Coast & Paris.

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Arts Desire!

14 July 2010 :: Arts Desire!

Vandyke held its annual Art Exhibition on the evening of 30th June.

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