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 »

Dan Freedman author of the Jamie Johnson books visits Downlands

Great news!  Next week Jamie Johnson author, Dan Freedman will be visiting Downlands to take part in Reading Champions.  Come along and meet Dan – a great way to encourage your sports mad, book-shy child to read more!  You could even get a signed copy of Dan’s new book Skills from Brazil if you pre-order by… Read more »

Berlin – eine Reise wert!

Thirty three Year 9 and 10 students had a wonderful trip to Berlin over half term.  With German train drivers on strike, they had plenty of opportunity to get to grips with the Berlin transport system using their German skills and getting to know many of the train stations!  With trips to the Brandenburg Gate,… Read more »

Result of the Parent Governor Election 22 May 2015

The votes received by 12.00 noon on 22 May 2015 have been counted and checked. The result is as follows: Colin Brace                        37 votes Anra Kennedy                   37 votes Hannah Wilson                26 votes Colin Brace and Anra Kennedy are therefore elected to serve as parent governors of Downlands School for 4 years from 1  June 2015 until 31… Read more »

Free Your Feet Campaign

This spring we introduced the ‘Free your Feet’ campaign which encouraged students to walk to school a little more than normal. Congratulations to George Fenton from 8RRo who won the £50 voucher for being one of the most active walkers in the school!  

Butler Shield Chess Success!

Well done to all the students who took part in the Butler Cup Chess Competition yesterday.  In a very tense competition our A Team (Poppy Haward, Freddy Coleman, Chris Hill and Josh Hickingbotham) got pipped at the post in the final of the Butler Cup.  The B Team (Ben Tagarsi, Ed Hamey, Charlie Clayton and… Read more »

The Argus Youth in Action Education Awards 2015

Downlands Community School has been shortlisted in two categories of the Argus Youth In Action Education Awards 2015.  We are delighted that Peter Bullivant, who has represented Downlands in so many sports, has been shortlisted for the Sportsperson of the Year Award.  Not only active at school, Peter is one of the best skiiers in… Read more »

Downlands U15 Girls Rugby Success

Well done to the U15 Girls Rugby Team who came 11th out of the whole country at the National Rugby Finals last weekend! They played 5 games in total. The team enjoyed a lot of possession and defended really well. Aimee Porter and Ella Head both scored a try. The squad then went on to… Read more »

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