Celebrating Success!

“There is no magic to achievement.  It is about hard work, choices and persistence” said Michelle Obama and she was right!  Last week we were honored to welcome back former student Stuart Conway, now Professor of Chemistry at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to present the Academic Awards this year.  In a celebration of hard work… Read more »

“If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You, They are Not Big Enough!” PE Awards Evening and Sports Day

It was sport, sport, sport last week at Downlands.  We kicked off on Wednesday with an amazing PE Awards Evening.  We were delighted to welcome Adam Virgo, former Brighton & Hove Albion and Celtic player to present the awards this year.  The students were treated to a Q&A session in which Adam revealed that, during… Read more »

Year 10 Reports – Issue with School Comms

We have received a message from School Comms advising us that they are still investigating the issue with not being able to send out our school reports and therefore I apologise for this delay. We have published the reports to SIMS Parent and if you have not yet registered and would like to do so… Read more »

Summer Night at Plumpton Racecourse

The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2018 Downlands Prom.  The sun shone, the air was warm and the wind was still.   It has been a long, tough exam season with some students taking 25 exams in the space of 6 weeks!  The Prom was a true celebration of the five years… Read more »

Heatwave Continues – uniform update

In view of the continuing hot weather, we are allowing boys to wear their PE shorts in school next week with their Downlands summer polo shirt.  Girls are to wear their school skirts as normal. We will review again towards the end of next week

What a scorcher!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather – the sun shone, people came and the fayre was a tremendous community event.  The students at Downlands made the Fayre a day to be remembered – with flash dance mobs, bands performing all afternoon as well as the joint forces of the formidable Windmills Junior School choir… Read more »

The de la Vigne Award for Art 2018

The annual GCSE Fine Art & Technology Exhibition opened it’s doors to the general public over the weekend to overwhelmingly positive reviews.  The students at Downlands have been busy producing fabulous pieces of art and technology as part of their GCSE studies.  Student Aaron Goff has produced a large amount of work in a variety… Read more »

Walk to School Week – Winner Announced

We are delighted to announce that Frank Gransden of 7EN was the winner of the £50 voucher for the ‘Free Your Feet ‘ draw. Frank’s name was picked out from well over a hundred entries during the Southdown assembly this week. Frank mentioned that he had walked more than normal that week by getting off… Read more »

Summer Raffle at the Summer Fayre – coming soon!

With just over 2 weeks until the Summer Fayre, there are great prizes in this year’s raffle up for grabs!  The top prize is a Family Voucher Bundle which includes the following:  4 tickets to a farm film night at The Mac’s Farm, Sussex £50 John Lewis Voucher Q Leisure voucher for 2 15 minute track sessions…. Read more »

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