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 »

Downlands Horse Riding Team Success

On Saturday 21 March, the Downlands Horse Riding Team took part in the Inter-Schools Team and Individual Show Jumping Competition at the Sands Farm Equitation Centre. Our 60cm team did extremely well and came 4th which means they have qualified for the Grass Roots South Central Championship. The team results were as follows: 60cm team:… Read more »

Great Result for Year 7 and 8 Cross Country Runners

Congratulations to Tom Roberts, Morgan Thomas and George Fenton who had magnificent runs yesterday at Christ Hospital School. All three of them have qualified for the South East Inter County School Under 13/14 Cross Country Meeting on Saturday 28 March at Somerhill School in Tonbridge. Good luck and have great runs!

Spring Concert 2015 – What a night!

From George Ezra to The Specials, Jimi Hendrix to Bizet, The Jungle Book to the Wizard of Oz, the whole spectrum of wonderful music was represented at the annual Downlands Spring Concert. The audience at this well-attended event were treated to the Downlands Jazz Band, the Downlands Ukes, the Downlands Samba Band, VOX (the choir)… Read more »

Inter-Schools Skiing Challenge 2015 Les Houches, France

Pete Bullivant (aka Downlands Ski Team) does fantastically in the Equity Inter-Schools Skiing Challenge 2015 in Les Houches, France. Pete came 9th out of 65 entrants on the Grand Bois course (starting at 1770m and dropping 140m!). In the Giant Slalom Pete finished 12th which was an excellent result as well. Next step for Pete is the… Read more »

Hassocks Bangers Competition Winners 2015

Knight’s Budgens were delighted to present Downlands Community School with a cheque for over £450 to spend in their Food and Technology Department. The money was raised from the sale of the students own designed Hassocks Banger flavour; Sage & Chestnut made with the expertise of Dave Bell, owner of Bangers Galore in Horsham. The… Read more »

Downlands wins SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2014

Downlands Community School has received national recognition for the exceptional attainment of its students in the 2014 GCSE examinations. SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Downlands Community School’s success. The school has qualified for… Read more »

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