Amphitheatre – Help Us Realise the Vision!

Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space You may have read in the local press that we were finally granted planning permission for our amphitheatre at the beginning of February. We were of course delighted and hope to move the plan forward very soon. We have had several large donations but wondered if you would like to help… Read more »

Messing About in Boats – The Wind in the Willows comes to Downlands

If only they had stuck to messing about in boats but they didn’t!  Mole, Rat, Badger and the hapless Toad embark on lots of adventures on stage at Downlands in this year’s fabulous drama production ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The wonderful thing about our drama productions is that they allow so many students to… Read more »

29 January – Snow Forecast – Yellow Warning

January 2019 Dear Parent/Carer The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for snow and ice overnight on Tuesday. If overnight snowfalls are so heavy as to seriously disrupt traffic or cause journeys to be dangerous, or we have an unexpected problem with the school’s heating or water supply, it may be necessary to close… Read more »

Flexiday 2019

It only happens once a year and for one day only the students come off regular timetable and get involved in a whole host of activities. Year 11 have been concentrating on revising for their English Literature exams and have had a day of looking back at ‘An Inspector Calls’, while Year 10 have been… Read more »

Happy New Year – Welcome to the Spring Term!

Just a few days in and school is really busy already! There are lots of exciting things coming up this term including so many PE fixtures from football to cross country competitions. Please keep in touch with our students exploits by checking out the PE Twitter feed. On 24 January, it will be Flexiday –… Read more »

Christmas Raffle Results

Thank you to all the companies and individuals who donated prizes to our Christmas Raffle 2018.  We have raised over £1600 from the raffle alone.  Thank you for buying the tickets as always. Please find a list of the winners at this link: Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

Music all around

It was loud and fantastic – Gig Night last week was a showcase of all kinds of music from rock to tango. The evening kicked off with three thumping original compositions from Thing of the Swamp.  There were duets, ukuleles, piano, guitar, Metal Rose – amazing Year 8 band – something for every musical taste! … Read more »

It’s Starting to Look A Lot Like Christmas at Downlands

It was organised chaos for one hour at Downlands on Friday as lots of Year 7 students created the Christmas Tree Forest. Every year in collaboration with our local churches – especially the local Youth Worker, Gary Pickett, we create a Christmas Tree Forest. It is sponsored by local businesses and raises money for charity…. Read more »

Downlands Marks the End of World War I

On Friday afternoon all students in Year 7 helped create a visual tribute to the end of World War I. Our beautiful red jumpers made a perfect poppy on our school field with the Year 7 prefects in their smart navy blue as the centre.  It took some organisation and it was a bit of… Read more »

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