Peacock Poetry Prize – Two Students Shortlisted

Congratulations to Sylvie Goodwin (Year 9) and Lillia Hudson-Amatt (Year 7) who have both been short listed for the Peacock Poetry Prize 2018. Their poem are fabulous and are below for your enjoyment.  We wish Sylvie and Lillia good luck at the awards ceremony on 23 May. Poetry Prize 2018 An Image is Displayed Poetry… Read more »

Downlands Dance Studio Officially Opened

We were delighted to officially open our Dance Studio last Friday. Mrs Ruth Harding and Ms Ella Fleetwood carried out the opening ceremony and cutting of the ribbon.  Local resident Mrs Harding has had a long association with Downlands (her children attended Downlands and her granddaughter is currently in Year 7) and we are extremely grateful for… Read more »

Downlands Community School wins national award for excellent results

Downlands Community School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network). Downlands Community School was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the… Read more »

New Senior and Executive Prefect Team Announced

Mr Norton (Achievement Leader Year 10) and Mrs Hudson (Pastoral Officer Year 10) together with Mrs Cutress (Student Leadership Coordinator) have had a busy couple of weeks!  It started with over 140 applications from students wanting to be part of the prefect team which is a fantastic demonstration of how much the Downlands community means… Read more »

Dancing on Air at Downlands

A couple of years ago, Headteacher Mark Wignall had a vision – wouldn’t it be amazing to have a Dance Studio and be able to inspire the students to take up dance.  Thanks to Sport England and the National Lottery, our hardworking PTA and some generous private donations, we were able to recruit a talented… Read more »

Downlands Girls – These Girls Can!

It has been a hard fought campaign with some tough matches along the way.  The U12 Downlands Girls Football Team has been impressive from the start of the season with sound victories over Warden Park, Burgess Hill Academy, Imberhorne and Bishop Luffa in the County Cup competition.  Every girl plays their part in solid performances at every… Read more »

Changes to Online Payment Processing

What is happening? Please be advised that from 30 April 2018 any users of Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista will no longer be able to make payments via the Tucasi Online Payments System which are processed by WorldPay. Unfortunately, users of these operating system may have to upgrade their systems to be able to… Read more »

We Love Music, Any Kind of Music ………

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 »

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