Music Department – this week’s vote

As a result of last week’s vote, we now have a music room named in honour of Miles Davis!  This week’s vote is Soul & Funk musicians and can be found at this link:  Music Room Vote

Downlands Retain the President’s Cup

An outstanding performance by our Year 10/11 rugby team resulted in Downlands retaining the President’s Cup this year.  Burgess Hill Academy were tenacious opponents however and fought to the end.  The final score was 15-10 with tries from Ben Egan, Ben Pointer and Louis Baker.  Well done boys!

Halloween Horror Writing Competition Winners Announced

The Downlands English Department have announced the winners of the Halloween Horror Writing Competition.  With so many excellent entries the teachers in the English Department had a serious challenge to pick out the winners.  The judging process had to take place in bright sunshine during the school day – the stories are so creepy that the teachers… Read more »

Downlands Sustainable Schools Week – New Planter for Year 7 Courtyard

It was all action in the Year 7 Courtyard today as the Adur and Ouse Rivers Trust together with volunteers from Hassocks came to build a special raised flower bed with the Downlands students.  As part of Downlands Sustainable School week  Rachel Paget and volunteers from AORT (Adur and Ouse Rivers Trust), local sustainability group HKD and… Read more »

Music Department – this week’s vote!

As a result of last week’s vote, we now have a music room named in honour of Taylor Swift!  This week’s vote is Jazz musicians and can be found at this link:  Music Room Vote  

Downlands Celebrates the 2017 GCSE Results

Nobody said it would be easy – they just said it would be worth it; last night the 2012-2017 cohort returned to pick up their well earned GCSE certificates.  Without exception the students had worked really hard and the fruits of their labour were some amazing results.  Mark Wignall, Headteacher, paid tribute to not only the Downlands staff… Read more »

The Music Department Needs Your Vote!

MUSIC ROOM VOTE! To celebrate opening the new music practice rooms the Music Department is running votes to name them. Each week a new themed vote will be released.   This week is Pop Music. Please click the link to place your vote!  Music Room Vote!

Former Downlands Student Composes Music for “The Death of Stalin”

Make sure you go to see the film “The Death of Stalin” at the cinema.  After spending five happy years at Downlands (mostly in the music room!), Christopher Willis is enjoying a successful career in music.   Now living in Los Angeles he has already won several awards for his music in Disney productions.   ‘The Death of… Read more »

Fast and Furious at QLeisure – Downlands Karting Team in Action

The inaugural meeting of the Downlands Community School Kart Club took place last night at Q Leisure, Albourne. The aim of this meeting was to take a look at how the drivers develop and see who could potentially represent the school in the British Schools Karting Championship 2018.  Well, the Karting Team Manager, Mr Wardrobe certainly has… Read more »

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