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Our School Our Week - 25 June 2021

Gloucestershire Young Photographer Competition, Ukele class performance, Tokyo and Paralympic Games, Year 7 Artwork, Year 9 Artwork, LRC News, School Information, School Calendar and Term Dates and Finally, Follow me @DenmarkRoad365.

Denmark Road High School


Our School, Our Week

Student News

Gloucestershire Young Photographer Competition

Congratulations to those pupils who were successful in this year's competition. The GYP Awards Show was held on Friday evening, at which all the selected entries were shown. We had a total of 804 entries from 15 Primary and 17 Secondary Schools this year so the competition was fierce.

For those who missed The Show or who would like to see it again here is a link to the Audi Visual show on YouTube.

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Mrs Williams

Ukulele class performance

Last week 9SD enjoyed learning some new skills on the ukulele and were all confident enough to use them in our lesson this week to play music from the musical Hamilton.  

Mrs Warner

Tokyo and Paralympic Games

With the Tokyo 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held this summer and last week being National Refugee week, we are running a PE/Geography competition for you all to get involved in. See the poster for more details. Good luck.  

Miss Skelding and Mr Balfour


Year 7 Artwork

A selection of Year 7 students who have received an Art award for their dedication and achievement in Art this year.

Year 9 Artwork

Year 9 students have started creating their Barbara Hepworth inspired three-dimensional sculptures made from soap.... we are looking forward to seeing their final outcomes at the end of term.

Mrs Williams

Year 13 Music Leavers

Although we haven’t been able to hold our usual Leavers’ concert this year, we wanted to mark the occasion with a virtual concert.  As you will see from the video these young musicians have recorded at home, in school, apart and together, and we have been so impressed with their resilience and determination to create this event.

We want to commend these talented musicians, who have given so much: attendance at rehearsals, concerts, shows, music classes in their time at Denmark Road.  We wish them all the very best in their next steps, and hope that they continue to be involved in music in the future – it is food for the soul!

Thank you all for your dedication, talent, humour and creativity – we will miss you.

Becky Brooks, Grace Bullows, Beth Candish, Emma Forbes, Eve Handley, Hanna Mulligan, AJ Noble, Issy Randall-Evans, Jaina Smith, Georgie Stott, Sam Tilley, Grace Towle

Mrs Bowman, Mrs Day and Mrs Warner

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LRC News

On June 22 it was the 73rd anniversary of the first arrival of people who were invited to the UK to fulfil a post-war labour shortage and to rebuild Britain.  This brave group, who left behind family, friends and familiar surroundings, became the Windrush Generation.  Windrush Day offers us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and determination of this group and to their descendants, who have contributed so greatly to life in the UK over the years.


If you are interested in reading more, take a look here: 

It was also Turing Day on June 23, in honour of Alan Turing, mathematician, cryptographer, scientist, and of course, computer scientist, who was foremost amongst those working to solve the Enigma Code and thus to end World War II.  He was gay at a time when that was illegal in the UK, was cruelly punished, lost his security clearances, and eventually took his own life in 1954.  The full extent of his contribution to the war effort was only revealed in recent years and resulted in a royal pardon for the crime of which he was accused.  Local employer, GCHQ, in consultation with its Pride network, has unveiled a new artwork, created by 3D Artist, Joe Hill, to recognise Alan Turing and his contribution to the work of contemporary security organisations:  The LRC has a number of resources which reference him, but of course, there is much more in our online resources, eg EBSCO Science Reference Centre. 


Many thanks to Sumaiya Afrin in Year 7, who sent me a timely reminder about the National Book Tokens’ annual offer of £5000 books to the school with the most entries on their website.  Please take a look here and nominate Denmark Road: - the more entries we receive, the better chance we have of winning!  As an incentive, if we are chosen, you will receive a £100 book token.

Finally, although many Year 11 and Year 13 books and textbooks have been returned, there are many more still on loan.  Please remind your son or daughter to get these books back to the LRC as soon as possible, so that Year 13 book deposits can be returned and Year 11 students’ accounts can be clear ready for September. 

I am always happy to assist students with any reading or research needs, so do encourage your daughter or son to email me, visit the LRC, or use our Click and Collect service.  Students can also log their reading on the DRHS Reading Marathon and the Read for Good website: to benefit children who are in hospital or whose families use local food banks.

Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian

Follow the LRC on Twitter   @DRHS_LRC and Instagram   drhs_lrc



Thank you to our staff

Our hard-working staff had a treat at school yesterday when an ice cream van came to school at lunchtime to offer them all a well deserved ice-cream.



Please may I remind all parents and carers of the need to park both safely and considerately around the school site.  We are located in a busy residential area where a large number of our neighbours walk younger children to and from our surrounding primary schools.  Please ensure you do not park where road markings state you must not, on road junctions, or in front of private driveways.  Please do not double park or attempt to complete U-turns at the end of Oxford Road.  Thank you for your consideration. 



Registering for 2022 Entry (Current Year 5s)

The on-line registration window is open now.  A link to the Registration is available on our Home Page on our website and under Admissions & Testing.

No late registrations can be accepted after 12 noon on 30 June.

The Entrance Test is planned for Saturday 11th September 2021 (when your child has started Year 6), however this will be subject to any government restrictions/guidance at the time. 

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Student Absence or Request for Student Absence

If your daughter/son is absent from school please email  If your daughter/son requires a medical/non-medical form please fill in via our website: Denmark Road High School - Forms  These forms can be emailed to or your daughter/son can give them in to the Well-being Centre.

When you come to pick up your daughter from reception please do not park outside the school gates or on any road markings which state you must not, on road junctions, or in front of private driveways.  Please park sensibly opposite the school.  If your daughter is ill and is unable to walk far, or you have problems with mobility, you may ring the bell on the gate and bring your car into the front car park.  Thank you for your consideration. 

Keeping you up-to-date

Please let us know when you change your home address, mobile number or email address.  We cannot keep in touch with you if we do not have your correct details.  Please email changes to

Call for Alumni

Are you, or do you know a former student?   Please visit our Alumni Association page (Denmark Road High School - HSFG/DRHS Alumni) on our website and fill in our alumni form or send us a profile.



A Level and GCSE Certificates

A Level and GCSE certificates from summer 2020 are ready for collection from 8.30 am – 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am - 3.00 pm on Fridays.  They will be available for collection during the summer holidays from Monday 2 to Friday 27 August between 9.00 – 3.00 pm.


School Calendar & Term Dates


The DRHS term dates 2020/21 and 2021/22 are available here.



Finally, Follow me @DenmarkRoad365

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