Important Information


Reception is closed until Monday 9 August.

Reception will be open from 9am-3pm every day from Monday 9 August until 8am on Tuesday 31 August inclusive (except for Results Days – 10 & 12 August – when Reception will be open from 8am-3.30pm).

Please do continue to use email as your first form of communication and bear in mind that many of our staff will be on annual leave during this period.

Please continue to check our website for any updates. FAQs with our latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found HERE

Tom Denman


I attended Downs Infants School (1989-1992), Downs Junior School (1992-1996) and Varndean School (1996-2001).  I attended BHASVIC from 2001-2003 where I studied A-levels in English, History and Politics.  My teachers were: Lorraine Munns for English; Dave Akers and Tim Chamberlain for History; Neil Commin for Politics.  My Form Tutor was Tim Chamberlain.  I was elected President of the Students Union from 2002-2003.  After leaving BHASVIC, I studied Political Science at the University of Bristol. After graduating from Bristol, I worked in television for North One and ITV.  I worked on motorsport (Formula 1, British Touring Cars) and football (FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, F.A Cup, The Championship).  Following this, I re-trained as a Primary school teacher at the University of Brighton from 2010-2011.  Currently, I work at Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School.