Adam Davies – Sussex Rising Star Badminton Winner!

Congratulations to Adam Davies in Y8 who took part in the Sussex Rising Stars tournament and won the U14 singles. He and Josh Dummer were also runners up in the U14 doubles and Josh will compete in the U12 competition next weekend, so fingers crossed for him in that too.

Former Downlands Community School pupil accepted into Chelsea School of Fine Art!

Former Downlands Community School pupil accepted into Chelsea School of Fine Art! Magda Bullivant has been offered a place on the BA (Hons) Fine Art  at Chelsea College of Arts, part of the University of the Arts, London. There were over 3,000 applicants for very few places. Magda has been accepted straight from A Level which is very unusual as… Read more »

Tom Brennan – Sussex Speedway Champion!

Year 9 student, Tom Brennan was crowned ‘Sussex Speedway Champion’ at Arlington Stadium on Sunday 12 April.  An experienced speedway competitor, Tom has won the 125cc and 150cc British championship finals in 2012, 2014 and is a 4 times British Champion on grass track and speedway combined.  Tom has now been nominated to ride in the… Read more »

Year 10 and 11 Visit Beautiful Paris!

Twenty pupils in Years 10 and 11 visited Paris during the Easter break as part of their GCSE Art or Textiles. Pupils visited Montparnasse Tower, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, The Pompidou Centre and enjoyed a cruise on the River Seine. Pupils spent time sketching and photographing the beautiful architecture and art work of Paris… Read more »

Year 9 Show at the Annual Schools Art Exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne

Congratulations to some of our Year 9 students who produced a wonderful piece for the exhibition “Our Place” as part of the Annual Schools Exhibition 2015 at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.  The students visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum back in February and were inspired to produce small houses using a… Read more »

Charity Success at Downlands!

A total of £2321 was today sent off to Comic Relief – what an impressive total!   We also raised £370 for World Book day.  Thank you to everyone for their generosity

U15 Girls Rugby Team Success

The U15 Girls Rugby Team were runners up yesterday in the Regional Rugby Finals. This means that they have qualified for the National Finals in May and will play in Richmond and then have an opportunity to watch the Army Reserves play at Twickenham. The team were fantastic and scored plenty of try’s. The U15 Girls… Read more »

Institution of Mechanical Engineering Antweight Robotic Challenge Winners!

Two teams of Year 9 students competed at the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Antweight Robotic Challenge yesterday at Ricardo in Shoreham.  In a tough competition with many other schools, our teams came 1st and 2nd!!  What a result!  The boys involved were Sam Barker, Joe Holland-Villa, Will Stafford, Rory Rayland, Chris Hill, Tom Wright, Tom… Read more »

HKD Energy Solar Panel Celebration Event

We were delighted to host the HKD Energy Celebration of the Downlands solar project on 20 March 2015. With 307 solar panels covering the roofs here at Downlands we are well on our way to making a significant contribution to our electricity bill. HKD Energy, a non-profit social enterprise formed to develop solar energy projects… Read more »

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