Year 8

Welcome to the Year 8 page. Read our blog below for all the latest Year 8 news. You will find key documents at the bottom of this page.

Miss C Davies
Head Of Year 8 

Celebration Assembly

I thought it would be nice to share all the lovely comments and subject nominations for  Term 1 Celebration Assembly.


Summer Hawkins 8DCH: Summer has started the topic of Rivers and river systems incredibly strong. She is able to confidently share and give her answers in her lessons. This is an amazing attribute, and is worthy of being shared and celebrated. Well done Summer!

School Council

Congratulations Year 8 School Council reps who have made a great start to the year, delivering great assemblies,  working hard and being very creative in shaping our Choices for Change project and End Period Poverty/Red Box project this term.  Mr George says thank you and well done.


Izzy Hurst 8LNA - for always doing the right thing at the right time, every minute of every lesson.
Daisy Tibbetts 8LNA - for her hunger to improve.
Elizabeth Brawn 8KES - for her relentless focus
Sydnie Dougan - for her inspiring enthusiasm and dedication to all aspects of the
Evie Chick - for her dedication and consistency, always doing the right thing in every lesson and club.

Miss Anderson would like to say a big thank you and well done to 8X1. Every lesson has been an absolute joy and you are all making great progress. Thank you and keep it up next term!

Miss Thursfield would like to nominate Martha Haines 8HEE for excellent effort in Art.

Ms Roberts

Please pass on my praises to the whole of 8LNA who have made a brilliant start to the year, discussing ethical issues in our lessons I am most impressed.  In particular, I applaud their interest, enthusiasm, thoughtful questioning and inquisitive approach.  Well done, Y8!  Keep up the fab work!

Miss Nelson-Addy

8CD3! Thank you so much for all of the creative parallel narratives you have written and shared with each other.I am really looking forward to reading your completed versions. 
I hope to share some of them on the DGS Blog!
Fantastic work Year 8; enjoy your break!


Shantal Mbaziira - For always performing brilliantly in Drama, and for coming up with creative ideas.
Louise Blake - For gaining confidence on-stage and bringing comedy to her performance.  

Mrs Cohen

The following girls have impressed me with their work both in class and the quality of their homework.
Chloe Cormack, Emily Winter, Fiona Bull, Lybah Nadeem, Madeline Cattell, Evie Chick
Etholle Wren, Bethany Wright, Abigail Giles, Felicity Smith and Sylvia Wild


Emma Parks for her attainment in Maths, for always trying to really understand all the content and for asking brilliant questions in Maths lessons.
Leah Adams-Strange for her amazing progress and excellent attitude to learning in all lessons!

Computer Science from Mr Byrne:

Ashlee Cruthlee and Rosie Beesley. These two worked very hard in Y7, give excellent answers and have continued this effort into Y8! Well done girls.


Emilia Friend for enthusiasm, effort and engagement in History as well as helping those around her and Molly Rasmussen for her wide general knowledge about History and for sharing it so enthusiastically.

Miss Paintin

Etholle Wren and Lea Gregory in Year 8.  The girls have both demonstrated resilience, independence and have made a fantastic start to Year 8.


Libby-Grace Henderson for her maturity and positivity. Her contributions in class are always welcome :) 

Sophie Green for her growth mind-set and determination to make the most of every task.


Fiona Bull for being consistently outstanding in science - from Mr Low-Hong.

Anna Riggs - she has started this year with a real determination.  She has used initiative and team work during practical lessons and has a new found independence with written tasks.


What a fab term Year 8, Well done!


Tutor Board Competition

Year 8 have been busy designing their tutor board entries for the competition. Here are the entries, who should win?

The results will be announced in the celebration assembly next week.

Well done Year 8 they look great!

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Student Engagement

Some pictures from some lovely Art, Drama and Geography lessons last week.

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Ethos Activities from FER

Fantastic ethos work completed independently and during student guidance time from Maddie Reiszner and Hannah Ackland-Snow's.

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Student Success

Well done to Chloe Cormack (8 HEE) for independently creating this amazing booklet on the Amazon River. Chloe designed, printed and bound the colour booklet over the summer holidays.

The booklet details the Amazon River, animal and plant life within the rainforest and is packed full of really wonderful geography, to a high level too. The booklet is something Chloe completed totally independently over the summer holidays. Well done Chloe!

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Student Engagement

Some pictures of some lovely Year 8's enjoying their ukulele lesson on Monday.

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