Well-Being Garden Update

Spring is almost upon us and it is time to publish our first update on the progress of our new garden and request the help of our community. At the end of a cold, wet January, the temporary classrooms were removed from the site and work could begin to remove the foundations and prepare the… Read more »

Internet Problems Today!

Please accept our apologies but we are having intermittent problems with the internet at the moment.  This effects our telephone lines and means that you may not be able to get through on the phone or that you may be cut off in the middle of a conversation.  Our IT team are working on a… Read more »

Well done Downlands Geographers!

Two teams of committed Geographers represented Downlands at the annual Geographical Association Wide World Quiz held at Dorothy Stringer School. Six rounds of challenges put their skills and knowledge to the test against 18 other teams dominated by Year 11s. Our Year 8-10 students did us proud coming a very respectful 7th and 10th. Well… Read more »

There’s always something happening, and it’s usually quite loud!

Over 160 students took part in one of the biggest whole school productions Downlands has ever staged last week.  “Our House” the Madness musical  was an absolute hit with parents, students and members of the local community.  The stage looked amazing with Casey Street and Camden Lock brought down to the heart of Hassocks.  Joe… Read more »

Former Downlands students excel!

Congratulations to the following former Downlands students who worked amazingly hard when they were here and are continuing the trend by studying very hard at 6th form.  The following Downlands students have Oxbridge offers – well done!   BILLY TWIGGE-MOLECEY Oxford Mathematics St Catherine‚Äôs JOSEPH ANDERSON Cambridge Computer Science Gonville & Caius HAYLEY HILSON Cambridge Linguistics Homerton… Read more »

Thank you to The Bull Ditchling and all their customers!

The Bull pub in Ditchling has been at the heart of the local community for some time but in December they pulled out all the stops!  Together with their very generous customers, the team at The Bull Ditchling have raised a fantastic amount of money which will benefit not only the students at Downlands but… Read more »

Downlands Students Win the Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition at Hurst College to Progress to the Next Round!

On Wednesday 6th December 2017, three teams from Downlands Community school took part in a national public speaking competition organised by the Rotary Club, hosted by Hurstpierpoint College. It was an exciting and entertaining evening. Each of our three teams demonstrated impressive levels of motivation, commitment and hard work. The Senior Team (Monica Yell, Charlotte… Read more »

Downlands Collects for the local Food Bank!

From Monday 11 December Downlands students have been asked to bring in food for the Food Bank. The list below is what the Food Bank have asked us to collect. Milk (long life or powdered) Tinned vegetables Tea, coffee, hot chocolate Tinned spaghetti Fruit juice, bottles of squash Biscuits, crackers Pasta sauces Tinned fruit, sponge puddings… Read more »

Danger! Ice Ahead! Year 8 hit the Brighton Pavilion Ice Rink

It was not especially pretty, it certainly was chaotic but above all it was definitely fun!  140 students from Year 8 were in action on the ice this evening.  It was a cold, crisp November evening; the illuminated Pavilion was very beautiful casting pink and purple light across the ice as the Downlands students put on their… Read more »

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