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.

No Water at Downlands – School is Closed

There is no water at Downlands. This is an issue for the health and safety of the students. Sport Studies assessments for Year 11 will be rescheduled. Those Year 11 that have GCSE assessments must come in for Language Examinations – speaking examinations. Students already in the building will be asked to go to tutor… Read more »

Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space Update

The diggers are digging! Check out the photo below. Our Crowd Fundraising campaign will relaunch next week as we have received a revised quote for the construction work. Thank you to Acre Landscapes ( and Nick Dexter (!  

Paris in the Spring Time!

Thirty one Downlands pupils visited Paris at the start of the Easter holidays. We had a fantastic trip. Our pupils were a credit to the school. Some of the highlights were a morning cruise on the River Seine, visiting the Montparnasse Tower for amazing views of the city and a trip to the artist quarters… Read more »

Willkommen in Berlin! History & Modern Languages Trip to Berlin 2019

At the start of the Easter break 29 year 10 students travelled to Berlin, for an immersive, History and German experience. We started with a treasure hunt in the hotel, testing students German skills, finding everyday objects in teams. Students visited the main sites of the city, including the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Bernauer… Read more »

Velkomin til Íslands! 2019 Geography Trip to Iceland

On Wednesday the 10 April, forty Year 9 and 10 pupils embarked on our annual Geography trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. We begun our trip with an incredible Whale Watching boat trip in the bay of Reykjavik. We were happily greeted by 4 humpback whales who put on quite the display… Read more »

Dance Show 2019 – A Stylish Affair

“Do it big, do it right and do it with style” said Fred Astaire and Downlands Community School 2019 Dance Show did all of those! Headteacher Mark Wignall’s vision to have an active and full creative arts provision at Downlands has certainly paid off. The months of rehearsals, hours spent in the impressive new Dance… Read more »

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 »

Amphitheatre – Help Us Realise the Vision!

Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space You may have read in the local press that we were finally granted planning permission for our amphitheatre at the beginning of February. We were of course delighted and hope to move the plan forward very soon. We have had several large donations but wondered if you would like to help… Read more »

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