Great Result for Year 8 Cricket Team!

The talented Y8 Boys Cricket Team had a fantastic result in a close fought match against Warden Park in the quarter finals of the District Cup.  The match came down to the last ball – Warden Park needed to get a 4 – but the Downlands boys held their nerve and restricted the shot.  Stars… Read more »

Daniel McCourt Goes for Gold!

Daniel McCourt won a Gold Medal in not just one event but two events at the Sussex Championships at Withdean Stadium on Saturday.  He took Gold in both Discus and Shot-put which was a fantastic improvement on last year when he won two silvers for the same events. Daniel did it in style – winning the discus… Read more »

On a perfect sunny June afternoon…..

The Hassocks Fayre at Downlands was a spectacular event this year.  The main attraction, the Xtreme Stunt Team was a fantastic addition to the fayre and the Dog Agility Show and Dog Show were a resounding success.  Many people attended the fayre, taking advantage of the fabulous weather.

Lydia Cooper wins the prestigious ‘de le Vigne Award for Art’

The Downlands GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles, Graphic Products and Resistant Materials students work was on show at the wonderful Creative Arts & Textiles Exhibition, part of the Hassocks Open Houses Trail.  At the Private View, Lydia Cooper was awarded the “de le Vigne Award for Art” for a beautiful corset that she had submitted as… Read more »

Year 11 Prom Night – A Night to be Remembered!

They came on foot, they came by limousine, by rally car, by sports car, by Landrover, in a rickshaw, in a converted ambulance, in an vintage London bus and even by helicopter but when they arrive, the Year 11 Downlands pupils all looked fab- u-lous!  On a beautiful, warm June summer’s evening at Plumpton Racecourse… Read more »

We don’t like cricket … we LOVE it!

A group of girl cricketers ranging from year 7 to year 10 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon at Hurstpierpoint College competing in a tournament for developing teams.  Downlands were unfortunate to face the eventual winners Hurst in the opening game and lost narrowly.  The girls then got to grips with the  short 5 over format of… Read more »

Literary Festival Update

The Downlands Literary Festival is in full swing with reading and writing workshops with children’s author Sheila Rance, The Novel Cure with Ella Berthoud, spelling competitions, the daily Drop Everything And Read session and a wonderful afternoon in Adastra Park for the community Park Read!   On a glorious summers afternoon the Park Read was attended by young… Read more »

Downlands is Community School of the Year 2015

Community is in the heart of our school’s name and we are delighted that our considerable contribution to the community has been recognised in The Argus Youth in Action Awards – we have been awarded the Community School of the Year 2015! At a wonderful award ceremony at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, Mrs Hetherton and teachers Mr Norton and… Read more »

Request for Old Maps!

If anyone has old maps lying around at home that are no longer loved/wanted, please consider donating them to the school for the Art Department.

Year 9 Girls Rounders Success

Well done to all our Year 9 girls in the Downlands Rounders team.  Battling against a freezing June wind, the girls put in a fantastic performance and were runners up in the area tournament on Tuesday evening. They won all their pool games, beat Tanbridge in the Semis and narrowly lost to Millais in the… Read more »

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