Congratulations to all students recognised at the Awards Evening 2019

Once a year we gather to celebrate and recognise the students who have worked hard all year.  Last night we were delighted to welcome 146 students.  Mark Jackson, Director of Business Development at HPC Precision Engineering was our guest of honour and made a lovely speech about the importance of never giving up and grabbing… Read more »

Plumpton – it was racing but not as we know it!

Once again the weather was kind and Plumpton Racecourse hosted our wonderful Year 11 Prom last Friday night. The students arrived in their finery – suave suits and sparkling dresses in super cars, a London vintage Roadmaster bus and even a horse and trap! Inspired by the venue, the students held races and there was… Read more »

Summertime – Time to Kick Back and Unwind

The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2019 Downlands Summer Fayre.  Under the beautiful blue sky, with the South Downs as a backdrop the Downlands School Association put on a perfect summer fair.  With bouncy castles and a dog show, stunt bicycle demonstrations (Sam Meeten in Year 8) and beat the goalie,… Read more »

Sit a While and Enjoy our Well Being Garden

There is nothing more relaxing that a moment in a beautiful garden.  Our Well Being Garden – thanks to the hard work of Dr Karen van den Dolder and her team of budding gardeners – is a delight. The plants are stunning and the layout is worthy of a garden at the Chelsea or Hampton… Read more »

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Goes From Strength to Strength

Have you ever been bog snorkeling?  Well, some of our Year 11 students did – somewhere deep in the New Forest and probably not quite intentionally!  They will never forget the experience – just one of many they had whilst completing their Duke of Edinburgh awards this year.  Ably led by Mrs Cochrane the Duke… Read more »

Who needs James Dyson when you have Maddy and Holly? The Primary & Secondary Engineer Leaders Award – 2018-2019

Congratulations to Year 7 students Madeleine Bayly and Holly Barbour who have both won the Tomorrow’s Engineers 2018-2019 competition.  Maddy and Holly went down to Southampton University last week to pick up a trophy and certificate each.  This is such a huge achievement and we are very proud of the girls. The competition is open… Read more »


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