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 »

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 »

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