Tom Brennan – Sussex Speedway Champion!

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 »

Year 10 and 11 Visit Beautiful Paris!

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 »

Year 9 Show at the Annual Schools Art Exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne

Congratulations to some of our Year 9 students who produced a wonderful piece for the exhibition “Our Place” as part of the Annual Schools Exhibition 2015 at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.  The students visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum back in February and were inspired to produce small houses using a… Read more »

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 »

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