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 »

Hard Work and the Peacock Poetry Prize

Whether completing an assignment, building a relationship or breaking a habit, we all work hard on aspects of our daily lives. The same can certainly be said for two of our talented students, Sylvie Goodwin (Year 9) and Lillia Hudson Amatt (Year 7), finalists in this this year’s Peacock Poetry Prize – an event celebrating young people’s… Read more »

Downlands SIMS Parent App

Downlands SIMS Parent App We have a convenient and exciting new way to share information with you regarding your child/children called the Downlands SIMS Parent App. This App will replace Downlands Moodle with regards to homework, achievement, behaviour, timetables and reports. You can access the new App from a smartphone, tablet or PC. This is… Read more »

Never Mind the World Cup – Joy at Downlands for the Year 10 Football Team!

Downlands were victorious over Blatchington Mill on Wednesday evening to win the BHDS Cup 4-0!   Shay Leahy put Downlands ahead in the first half with a stunning header that went into the back of the net.   After half time both teams came back onto the pitch determined to be the winners but the Downlands goalkeeper (James… Read more »

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 »

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