Downlands Lends a Hand in Tanzania

“Dear Downlands Community School   I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind donations and support you have given to Sports Charity Mwanza.    In Mwanza, Tanzania there is a youth unemployment rate of around 90% with very limited opportunity to educate and provide an alternate focus to the youth. At… Read more »

School Games Silver Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into… Read more »

Downlands Maintains its International School Status!

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been granted International School status by the British Council.  It was a very involved application form which enabled us to report on the work that we have done with our international partner schools, global ambassadors group, and local primary schools through the Global Learning Programme and… Read more »

2018 GCSE Results are ‘Outstanding’!

Well done to all our students who have achieved ‘outstanding’ GCSE results this summer. Mark Wignall, Headteacher congratulated students on ‘achieving such incredible outcomes’.  He said: “I would like to pay tribute to our amazing teaching staff for their exceptional professionalism and commitment during a time of unprecedented change in education. We are also very… Read more »

Celebrating Success!

“There is no magic to achievement.  It is about hard work, choices and persistence” said Michelle Obama and she was right!  Last week we were honored to welcome back former student Stuart Conway, now Professor of Chemistry at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to present the Academic Awards this year.  In a celebration of hard work… Read more »

“If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You, They are Not Big Enough!” PE Awards Evening and Sports Day

It was sport, sport, sport last week at Downlands.  We kicked off on Wednesday with an amazing PE Awards Evening.  We were delighted to welcome Adam Virgo, former Brighton & Hove Albion and Celtic player to present the awards this year.  The students were treated to a Q&A session in which Adam revealed that, during… Read more »

Year 10 Reports – Issue with School Comms

We have received a message from School Comms advising us that they are still investigating the issue with not being able to send out our school reports and therefore I apologise for this delay. We have published the reports to SIMS Parent and if you have not yet registered and would like to do so… Read more »

Summer Night at Plumpton Racecourse

The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2018 Downlands Prom.  The sun shone, the air was warm and the wind was still.   It has been a long, tough exam season with some students taking 25 exams in the space of 6 weeks!  The Prom was a true celebration of the five years… Read more »

Heatwave Continues – uniform update

In view of the continuing hot weather, we are allowing boys to wear their PE shorts in school next week with their Downlands summer polo shirt.  Girls are to wear their school skirts as normal. We will review again towards the end of next week

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