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Christmas Card Competition, House Christmas Trees, PE Challenge, County Cricket Honours, Year 12 Art Leaders, LRC News and Forward Look ...

Denmark Road High School


Our School, Our Week


Student News

Christmas Card Competition

Here are the amazing entries:

And here is the winner and runners-up …

​All the entries are attached below.

Mrs Williams

House Christmas Trees

With help of the amazing House Captains, students from each house have been using their creative skills to create recycled Christmas tree decorations for the house Christmas trees. What a beautiful job they've done.

Mrs Kowalewski


Thank you for your generosity

We are overwhelmed by the response of our parents to our call for donations; £2,250 was raised. The trees are resplendent with their House decorations. Students and staff enjoyed delicious chicken naan wraps, garlic roast potatoes and salad for our lunch.  We are most grateful for the Christmas cheer you have brought to Team Denny.  

Miss Giblin


PE Challenges

During this term we have been setting weekly PE challenges for all students. It has been lovely to see so many of them getting involved, staying active and enjoying themselves at the same time.

Which has been your favourite week?

  • Spell your name
  • Barre workout
  • Ab and squat challenge
  • Plank challenge
  • Roll of the dice workout
  • This or that workout!
  • 12 Days of Christmas

We want to continue this initiative next term, so if you have any fun ideas or workouts, please email them to Mrs Davidson.

Mrs Davidson


Spreading Christmas Cheer

This year, 8H wanted to spread Christmas joy by hand making Christmas cards for the local care homes.  Their message was to say thank you to the staff who work there in addition to wishing all of the residents a lovely Christmas.  Here is a selection of photos from some of the tutor group.

Mrs Warner


Shakespeare in a Shoebox

A huge congratulations to Wajeeha Khan, Ava Richards, Ida Parsons-Birt and Elsa Rodgers, the winners of the English Department 'Shakespeare in a Shoebox' competition.

The English Department was enormously impressed by the creativity of the entries and the range of mediums used; gingerbread, Lego, fairy lights, you name it, it was there!  

Mrs Kowalewski


County Cricket Honours

We are thrilled to announce that a number of our students have been selected for their County Cricket Squads 2020-2021. This is a brilliant achievement. Well done to all of the students below.

Mrs Davidson


Year 12 Art Leaders

Here are the newly appointed Art Leaders in Year 12; Holly Guy, Fliss Harrison, Srinanda Chakraborty and Esha Manoj.

Mrs Williams



G15 Seasonal Message

G15 is a partnership of all twelve secondary schools in Gloucester city who link with The Milestone School, Gloucestershire College and the Pupil Referral Service.  The Partnership is driven by a clear set of beliefs and united by a desire to see standards of achievement rise still higher across all our schools.  It is a Partnership that directly impacts on standards through partnership working and pooling of collective expertise.

Please read the seasonal message from the G15 Partnership on the bottom of the page.



News from the LRC

The LRC Christmas Tree is a delight this year.  Created by Library Prefects from the Millennium Classics books, it’s really cheering up the area by my desk!  I’d just like to thank all the Year 12 and Year 13 Library Prefects for their hard work in getting organised this past couple of terms.  The Year 12 team has been busy parcelling up about 70 requests from staff and students for Mystery Loans - this has provided lots of fun and allowed the team to get to know each other and talk books to their heart’s content.

One of my librarian colleagues, Helen Smith, from Eckington School in Sheffield, creates a film guide every year, which includes extra information, book/film links, quizzes, etc.  It’s an amazing amount of work and is really fun to read.  Here is the link:

Just a reminder that Gloucestershire Libraries have reopened, although the number of services they can offer may vary.  If your family is not yet a member of your local library system, do join.  They are an invaluable source of reading materials in book, e-book, audiobook and e-audiobook format, plus online magazines and newspapers, genealogy and research.  Links for Gloucestershire are here:  Anyone aged 17 and over may join online and will receive a temporary card number to be able to use e-resources of all kinds.  You can collect your actual card from your local branch library.  Under 17s may need to visit a library in person, although some systems may have varied this due to the current situation.  I would really urge you to join your local library and discover – for no charge – a wealth of resources which will enrich your lives.

Wishing you all a peaceful break with lots of reading involved. 

Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian

Follow the LRC on Twitter ​  @DRHS_LRC and Instagram ​  drhs_lrc



Forward Look – dates for your diaries:

Thursday 17 December         End of Term 2 at 3.30 pm

Friday 18 December               INSET Day – School closed

Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021 - Christmas Holiday

Monday 4 January 2021        Start of Term 3

Monday 11 January -              Year 13 Mocks

15 January

Tuesday 12 January               Year 11 Sixth Form Taster Day

Saturday 16 January              Bronze D of E Training

Sunday 17 January                 Silver and Gold D of E Training

Thursday 21 January              Sixth Form Open Evening (Virtual)

                                                    School finishes at 2.30 pm for students

Tuesday 26 January               Invest Day 3

Wednesday 27 January        Year 11 Excellence Evening (Online)

Monday 15 –                            Spring Holiday

Friday 19 February

Monday 22 February             Start of Term 4


The DRHS calendar 2020/21 is available here.


How do I report an absence?

Please telephone the school on 01452 543335 and follow the automated message or email before 8.30 am on the first and subsequent day of any absence.

Lost Property

A large number of items is lost each week within school. Please encourage your daughter/son to look after their own property (and seek to locate it rather than just buy a new one!) Whilst staff will make every effort to return named items to students it is the responsibility of all students to care for their possessions and seek to locate lost items.  Students’ property is brought into school at their own risk.

School Closure Information

In the event of bad weather or any other reasons,  information for school closure can be found on our website or Facebook: or:

The information will also be available on the local radio station. Please also check the bus company websites for their up-to-date information:






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