Last night more than 60 students at Downlands were on stage, singing and playing their hearts out! The school hall was buzzing and reverberating with tunes from the 1980s and other wonderful pieces from Orpheus in the Underworld to the Impossible Dream. The evening kicked off with the Downlands Choir performing “This is Me!” from… Read more »
1980s bonanza tonight – just £4 on the door – come along for a great night of nostalgia!
Students in Year 10 and staff have been treated to the skills and expertise of two professional chefs in recent weeks. Both gentlemen are ex-Downlands pupils and have taken the skills they learnt here at school and made very successful careers. It started with a Fish Masterclass with local chef Henry Langridge (fish was kindly… Read more »
Recently two groups of Year 10 pupils attended a Maths competition at Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton. The groups were up against local secondary schools and a number of independent schools. There were 4 challenging rounds testing their whole mathematical ability. Both groups worked extremely hard and performed well together in their teams. Congratulations goes… Read more »
All through the year, our Global Ambassadors work hard to raise awareness of issues that impact on all our lives – from child labour to poverty. In December they were in action, coordinating a huge school wide initiative that resulted in Downlands making the biggest donation to the the Burgess Hill Food Bank yet. For… Read more »
It seems hardly possible that a week ago we were battling with freezing temperatures and snow. Today in the beautiful Sussex sunshine the students and staff at Downlands celebrated World Book Day in style. There were numerous Harry Potters on view as well his chums, Hermione, Ginny and even Mrs Weasley! There was a Wally… Read more »
The decision has been taken to close the school at 2pm today due to the adverse weather. Buses have been ordered for the students to get home safely.
We are open as normal today. Please read the attached letter from the Headteacher about our school contingency plans. If the weather deteriorates we will let you know. Have a safe journey. Adverse Weather Update
We regret to inform you that all PE after school clubs and fixtures have been cancelled/postponed for today Wednesday 28 February and tomorrow.
Due to adverse weather the school will remain closed today (27/02). Please check the school websites for updates. Students should login to Moodle and check the classes they would have taken today undertaking the work specified by their teacher. Apologies for the inconvenience.