School Open 02.05.2019

School will be back to normal on Thursday as the school water supply has now returned to normal. We apologise for the disruption this has caused.

We will, we will ROCK YOU! Spring Concert was a hit!

Every year we look forward to our Spring Concert and the range of musical talent we have at the school.  This year was no exception.  With over 80 students taking part from Years 7 to Year 11 we enjoyed a fantastic showcase of music – from the Downlands orchestra to Doods & Toots to Queen… Read more »

Music all around

It was loud and fantastic – Gig Night last week was a showcase of all kinds of music from rock to tango. The evening kicked off with three thumping original compositions from Thing of the Swamp.  There were duets, ukuleles, piano, guitar, Metal Rose – amazing Year 8 band – something for every musical taste! … Read more »

It’s Starting to Look A Lot Like Christmas at Downlands

It was organised chaos for one hour at Downlands on Friday as lots of Year 7 students created the Christmas Tree Forest. Every year in collaboration with our local churches – especially the local Youth Worker, Gary Pickett, we create a Christmas Tree Forest. It is sponsored by local businesses and raises money for charity…. Read more »

Update – School Funding Campaign

Firstly, thank you for the huge support that you gave to Headteachers who campaigned for improved school funding at Westminster on Friday 28 September. Over 2000 head teachers attended in London with many more supporting their actions too. It is clear from the emails we received, that parents overwhelmingly support the need for much improved… Read more »

School Games Silver Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into… Read more »

Downlands Maintains its International School Status!

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been granted International School status by the British Council.  It was a very involved application form which enabled us to report on the work that we have done with our international partner schools, global ambassadors group, and local primary schools through the Global Learning Programme and… Read more »

Summer Night at Plumpton Racecourse

The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2018 Downlands Prom.  The sun shone, the air was warm and the wind was still.   It has been a long, tough exam season with some students taking 25 exams in the space of 6 weeks!  The Prom was a true celebration of the five years… Read more »

Summer Raffle at the Summer Fayre – coming soon!

With just over 2 weeks until the Summer Fayre, there are great prizes in this year’s raffle up for grabs!  The top prize is a Family Voucher Bundle which includes the following:  4 tickets to a farm film night at The Mac’s Farm, Sussex £50 John Lewis Voucher Q Leisure voucher for 2 15 minute track sessions…. Read more »

World Book Day – Better Late than Never!

It seems hardly possible that a week ago we were battling with freezing temperatures and snow.  Today in the beautiful Sussex sunshine the students and staff at Downlands celebrated World Book Day in style.  There were numerous Harry Potters on view as well his chums, Hermione, Ginny and even Mrs Weasley!  There was a Wally… Read more »

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