Downlands is situated in an enviable location on the fringe of the new South Downs National Park. Our extensive grounds and playing fields have uninterrupted views to  the famous Ditchling Beacon and Jack and Jill Windmills.

The school has very impressive Community Sports facilities. These include a state of the art sports hall with an air-conditioned fitness suite, a third generation floodlit astoturf football pitch and a gymnasium. Pupils can become members of the  community fitness suite at the age of 14.

The recently extended canteen gives a wonderful  environment for pupils to enjoy a leisurely lunch with  friends to meet, chat and catch up on the morning  activities. It also acts as a flexible space for other whole  school events including the annual GCSE Fine Art/Textiles and  Technology exhibition which showcases the GCSE work  of the Year 11 pupils. It has become the heart of the  school; a space where everyone can congregate on a daily basis.

We are delighted to add the Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space to the available venues at Downlands. 

P.E facilities- Gym, Sports Hall, Astro, Fitness Suite, GCSE classroom, hard court area for netball and tennis, extensive fields.  Local facilities are also used.

If you are interested in booking any of our facilities please contact our Business Manager, Mrs Susan Jones (email: sjones@downlands.org or Tel: 01273 845892).

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