Christmas @ Downlands!

A very big thank you to all the Technology department staff who put on a lovely Festive Technology evening on Thursday. This event is so popular – the waiting list is very long every year and we are always sad to disappoint so many families. However, the students who were pulled out of a hat… Read more »

STEM Club wins national STEM award

The STEM Club at Downlands Community School has been awarded Outstanding STEM Club at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019. The winners were announced at a prestigious event held at the House of Lords on the 5th November. The awards celebrate those extraordinary individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and… Read more »

Christmas is coming……

….and preparations for our Christmas Market are in full swing. There will be the traditional Christmas Tree Forest where you can vote for your favourite tree (decorated by teams of year 7 students) and help us raise some money for the Chestnut Tree House Hospice, festive stalls where you can make a start on your… Read more »

Just the Colour Yellow Made us Smile

#HelloYellow day at Downlands was bright and sunny – not just the weather but also the yellow clothes worn by the students. There were bananas (Mrs Ridley and Teddy Weller!), yellow hats, yellow hair bands, yellow socks, yellow t-shirts, yellow sweatshirts and even yellow pants (but we didn’t see them!). Thank you to all the… Read more »

Without Geography you are Nowhere! Our Geography Department receives recognition

We are delighted to announce that Downlands Community School has received the Secondary Geography Quality Mark from the Geographical Association.The award encourages and supports schools to reflect on their work and strive for the highest quality in their teaching. The honour, now in its 10th year also recognises student attainment, progress and achievement. The geography… Read more »

Hassocks Goes Gold for September – congratulations to all the poster competition winners!

Local resident Rachel BartlettBundy has organised for Hassocks to go Gold for September. Part of this has been a poster competition. Rachel said “Inspired by both the GlowGoldSeptember campaign which last year illuminated iconic buildings and landmarks gold to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer; and inspired by my own precious daughter Pearl who had so… Read more »

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students on their GCSE results!

Downlands Community School are celebrating the best ever results on progress with 78% of students achieving a Grade 5 or higher in both English and Maths. Mark Wignall (Headteacher) said “We are delighted with another set of outstanding GCSE results and I congratulate our students on achieving such incredible outcomes. I would like to pay… Read more »

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