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 »

Election of Parent Governor

You will, today, have received a ballot paper for the Parent Governor election.  Please find below details of the election and the election statements.  Should you not have received your ballot paper by email today, please contact Mrs Emma Bates on ebates@downlands.org. Parent Governor Election October 18 Election statements October 18  

Invitation to Open Evening at Downlands

I would like to extend a very warm invitation to attend our annual Open Evening on Thursday 4 October at 6pm.  There will be two opportunities to hear the Headteacher’s address – the first talk will begin at approximately 6.30pm or once the Hall is full; this talk will then be repeated at 7.30pm. Once… Read more »

The woods are lovely, dark and deep……

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep…….” and the new Year 7 students have spent time in them with Mr Stokes over the last two weeks.  Each year, new Year 7 students are taken down to the woods on our site in their tutor groups for a day of fun and bonding with each other. … Read more »

Bake the World a Better Place!

It is European Day of Languages on Wednesday and to celebrate, our fabulous Modern Languages Department organised a European Bake Off! Today was judging day; Mr Wignall (Headteacher) and Mrs Skelton (Head of Food Technology) were happy to put on their Paul Hollywood and Pru Leith hats and do the honours. Winners will be announced… Read more »

Downlands Demons

Not reported last term is the achievement of six Downlands students at the annual Haywards Heath Lions Club’s Swimarathon www.hhlionsswim.co.uk. Held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre on Good Friday, the team swam for just under one hour aiming to swim the highest number of lengths possible and raising funds through sponsorship.Michael Edwards, Ross Murray, Evie Macmillan,… Read more »

Downlands Lends a Hand in Tanzania

“Dear Downlands Community School   I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind donations and support you have given to Sports Charity Mwanza.    In Mwanza, Tanzania there is a youth unemployment rate of around 90% with very limited opportunity to educate and provide an alternate focus to the youth. At… 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 »

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