Happy New Year – Welcome to the Spring Term!

Just a few days in and school is really busy already! There are lots of exciting things coming up this term including so many PE fixtures from football to cross country competitions. Please keep in touch with our students exploits by checking out the PE Twitter feed. On 24 January, it will be Flexiday –… Read more »

Christmas Raffle Results

Thank you to all the companies and individuals who donated prizes to our Christmas Raffle 2018.  We have raised over £1600 from the raffle alone.  Thank you for buying the tickets as always. Please find a list of the winners at this link: Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

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 »

Downlands Marks the End of World War I

On Friday afternoon all students in Year 7 helped create a visual tribute to the end of World War I. Our beautiful red jumpers made a perfect poppy on our school field with the Year 7 prefects in their smart navy blue as the centre.  It took some organisation and it was a bit of… Read more »

Federation of Mid Sussex Schools

Downlands – Imberhorne – Oathall – Sackville The Headteachers and Governing bodies of our four schools are committed to forging a supportive relationship that focuses on improving outcomes as well as securing the very best pastoral care and opportunities for outstanding personal development for all our students. Teachers working together in order to learn from… Read more »

Daisy’s Crazy Trainer Day

The students at Downlands are very proud of their school uniform – from their black leather shoes to the bright red jumpers, they are instantly recognisable as Downlands students. But it was all change on Friday as we celebrated the birthday of Daisy Bushnell. Daisy brought a smile to all our faces and one of… Read more »

Downlands Footballers in Eindhoven

It was just a very short trip to Holland – Friday to Wednesday – but goodness, they packed in a lot of action!  The Downlands footballers together with most of the Downlands PE department, ably supported by Mr Urwin, Mr Ashdown and Mr Odlin travelled to Eindhoven for football packed days.  They trained at the… 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 »

Downlands Travel to Ypres

It was a very early start – the students set off from Downlands at 5.45pm and an extremely long day but what a day!  With the aid of expert tour guides from Anglia Tours, Year 10 GCSE History students were transported to the World War I front line in Ypres (now called Ieper) in Flanders.  They… Read more »

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