Anti-Bullying Week Poster Competition

We’ve had a great week working on our whole school ‘Jerusalema’ dance video for Anti-Bullying week. More to follow about this next week. Students in KS3 took part in a competition to design a poster to get across the Anti-Bullying messages. We are delighted to be able to show you the winning posters. Students received… Read more »

Year 10 Parents Information Evening 2020

As you are aware, sadly we have been unable to hold our planned Year 10 Information Evening. Below you will find: A Curriculum Video outlining some of the Continuities and Changes within our present Year 10 Curriculum. An overview of the recently introduced “Edulink” site An update on the Downlands School Apps currently being used…. Read more »

Apps used at Downlands

A guide for students and parents. We thought it might be useful to consolidate the apps that are used in school. This document gives details of how to download them, what they are used for and how to access them.

‘Books to You’ our library’s new initiative

‘Books to You’ our library’s new initiative              Our librarian, Mrs Bance has come up with a wonderful new initiative to ensure that our students still get to read the books they love. Mrs Bance was unhappy that our students wouldn’t be able to visit out school library due to the current restrictions. So she got… Read more »

Term Dates 2020-2021

Autumn Term 2020 – 7th September to 18th December Half term – 26th to 30th October Inset – 2nd October & 4th December Spring Term 2021 – 5th January to 1st April Half term – 15th to 19th February Easter – 5th to 16th April Inset – 4th Jan Summer Term 2021 – 19th April… Read more »

Open Evenings 2020

Statement from Mid Sussex Headteachers and Principals Early in the Autumn term all Mid-Sussex secondary schools traditionally hold Open Evening events for families with students in Year 6. These events are always popular and extremely well attended. Sadly, the current restrictions on gatherings and social distancing mean that it is not possible or appropriate to… Read more »

Facemasks in Schools

The guidance on wearing facemasks in schools is evolving. Currently Nick Gibb, the schools minister, has said that children are not expected to wear facemasks in school, as they will be with people they see daily. However, children should wear facemasks on public transport, when encountering people they do not normally see. Yesterday the World… Read more »

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