Food Technology Sustainability Magazines – Year 8 Task

During lockdown, some of our pupils in Year 8 have been working on project to create a Sustainability Magazine.  The task was to produce an informative magazine highlighting Sustainability and how we can all do more when it comes to food.  We think these two examples are pretty amazing.  Thank you Amelia & Archie from… Read more »

Consolidation Day 11.05.2020

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find attached the activities for our second “Consolidation” day on Monday May 11th. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students for their hard work . We are extremely grateful to those students who have sent us examples of their brilliant responses to the “Challenges” set for Consolidation… Read more »

Y11 Awarding GCSEs FAQ

Dear Parents/Carers and Students, Thank you to those parents and pupils that have contacted the School regarding the Awarding of GCSEs this summer. We have used these queries to put together this communication to hopefully answer your current questions. I hope that students have been engaging with the documentation issued in March to support them… Read more »

Y6 Primary Transition

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, I am absolutely delighted that you have accepted a place at Downlands Community School from September 2020. We are an “outstanding” school which continues to be over-subscribed every year and, as a result, I believe that you have made a great decision in choosing us to educate your child… Read more »

Consolidation Day 04.05.2020

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find attached the activities for our first “Consolidation” day. As previously communicated by Mr Wignall, the process of awarding Exam Grades this year for yr11s is an extremely complex one requiring a significant amount of time for teachers. As such we will then be holding two consolidation days starting with this one… Read more »

Headteachers Message 24.04.2020

Dear Parents/Carers, I hope you are all well and coping with the current lockdown. I have recorded a message for the students (link below) and would be very grateful if you could arrange for them to view it. We will shortly be in touch with further information about ‘Home Learning’ based on feedback from the… Read more »

Downlands @ 60

DOWNLANDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL CELEBRATES IT’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY It makes you wonder what the residents of Hassocks and in particular Dale Avenue and Windmill Avenue, thought in 1955 when it was proposed to build a new school right on their doorstep. ‘Photographs – Copyright The Francis Frith Collection’ Downlands School opened in September 1960 as the… Read more »

Covid-19 Update On Communications 31.03.2020

Dear Parents/Carers, We want to keep you informed at all times. We have a number of channels of communication with you: website – Click the links for the most updated areas;  news updates and letters that are sent home   email – Weekly communications are sent via email.  If you are not receiving them please check your junk… Read more »

Covid-19 Keyworker Information 19.03.2020

Dear Parents/Carers, I am writing following my email updating all parents about our plans for tomorrow and next week. If you are a key worker from the list below and require childcare starting on Monday, please email office@downlands.w-sussex.sch.uk stating the names of your children. – All NHS staff – All carers – Police and civilian staff… Read more »

***Update from Mark Wignall*** 19.03.2020

Dear Parents/Carers, As I am sure you are aware, Downlands will close at the end of school on Friday following instruction from the government.  At present we have no information to suggest when the school will re-open. Tomorrow, only year 7 and 10 should attend school as usual and should clear out lockers and take… Read more »

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