Huge congratulations to Archie Hill in Year 9 whose basketball team, Worthing Thunder Under 14s won the National Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Sunday 3 May 2015. Competing against the best of the best, Worthing Thunder beat Manchester Magic 89-75 in the semi final and then went on to beat London… Read more »
Congratulations to Tom Roberts, Tom Young, Archie Hill, Dom Colban, Grace Norman, Daisy Drake-Lee, Aimee Porter and Libby Waters who are all amazing sportsmen and women and have been awarded Sports Personality of the Spring Half Term! Well done!
In common with other maintained schools in England, Downlands has a Governing Body responsible to the local community for running the school. The Instrument of Government for this school provides for the appointment of 4 Parent Governors who are elected by the parents of pupils registered at the school and who are themselves such parents… Read more »
Congratulations to Georgia Langston in Year 7, a member of the English team, who won the World Baton Twirling Championships in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy! Despite being the youngest English contestant in her age division, she followed up on her 2014 European success by once again achieving the highest solo placing in the English camp. The team… Read more »
Congratulations to the Year 7 Boys Football Team! After a fantastic season, the boys capped it off with a magnificent performance against Kings School, winning the match 3:1. They returned to school proudly wearing their winners’ medals – tired but elated. Congratulations to all the team and Mr Lusk, their able manager/coach! Well done also… Read more »
Congratulations to JP Horn, Kieran Carter and George Fisher who all graduated from the Sussex Country Cricket Youth Coaching Academy at the weekend. It was long and tough day but well worth it in the end!
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! 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 »
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 »
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 »