Farewell to Year 11

There was a mixture of sadness and laughter as we said goodbye to our fantastic Year 11 students today.  Invited to school for a mid morning assembly, they enjoyed a non-alcoholic Bucks Fizz on arrival, picked up their Prom Ticket and settled down to listen to Head of Achievement for Year 11, Mr Calvert.  With… Read more »

Burst Water Pipe in the Local Area

Downlands was forced to close today due to a burst water pipe in the local area.  GCSE examinations are taking place as normal however – well done to our fabulous Year 11 students who are taking GCSE Spanish this morning and GCSE PE /Certificate in Sport this afternoon – these will go ahead as planned…. Read more »

INSET Days for 2017-2018

These are our confirmed INSET days for 2017/2018: Monday 4 September 2017, Friday 6 October 2017, Friday 1 December 2017, Thursday 4 January 2018 and Monday 16 April 2018. We are hoping to have an additional INSET day on Tuesday 5 September to give us time to move into the new buildings. Without it we may not… Read more »

Senior Prefect Team Announced

Congratulations to the following Year 10 students who have been appointed to the Senior Prefect Team.  They will officially take over their duties after the current Year 11 students have their Leavers Assembly on Tuesday 23 May.   Honor Dodd Daisy Drake-Lee Charlotte Eastham – Head Girl Ella Forbes Megan Garmston-Newman Olivia Gill Lydia Ives… Read more »

A Day in the Sussex Sun at the Cricket

We were delighted to send a group of Year 9 students to help with this year’s Sussex Cricket Foundation disability day – this year renamed as #DIScoverABILITY Day.  Every year Sussex Cricket opens its doors to the Country Ground in Hove to school schools, day centres, community groups and individuals and our students, under the… Read more »

Downlands Students qualify for Sussex Athletics Team

Congratulations to Adam Lindo, Joch Hickingbotham and Daniel McCourt who have all qualified for the Sussex Athletics Team. The qualification competition took place last week at the K2 in Crawley with both boys and girls competing at a very high standard.  The Downlands Team put in some very strong performance not only from our superb… Read more »

National Championship Triumph for Downlands Trio

Downlands students Archie Hill (Year11), Angus Hill and Josh Hickingbotham  (both Year 9) travelled to Manchester this weekend with their respective Worthing Thunder basketball teams to compete in the Junior National Basketball League Play Off finals. Both teams had semi-finals on Saturday, Angus and Josh’s Under 14s team were first up with a 10.00am tip… Read more »

Alice Sawyer in Year 7 Shortlisted in Peacock Poetry Prize

    Congratulations to Alice Sawyer in Year 7!  From an entry of over 200 young poets Alice has been selected as one of the top four finalists of her age category for the Peacock Poetry Prize for her amazing poem “Chairs”.  Well done, Alice! Chairs by Alice Sawyer

Congratulations to the Downlands Swim Squad!

On Good Friday, six Downlands students formed the “Downlands Swim Squad” to take part in the Haywards Heath Lions’ annual Swimathon, held at The Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath. Adam Parvin (7MSM), Patrick Hovell (7AR), Ross Murray (7MSM), Harry Robinson (8DM), Paloma Radley-Smith (9MDU) and Michael Edwards (8CHW) swam in a continuous team relay… Read more »

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