Downlands Community School

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Downlands Community School
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Type Co-Educational Secondary School
Headteacher Rose Hetherton
Location Dale Avenue
Hassocks
West Sussex
BN6 8LP
England Coordinates: 50°55′17″N 0°08′19″W / 50.92129°N 0.13871°W / 50.92129; -0.13871
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 126087 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1200
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website downlands.w-sussex.sch.uk

Downlands Community School is a maintained comprehensive for pupils aged 11 to 16. It currently caters for around 1200 pupils. It is recognised as a specialist Science and Mathematics school and also has the Sportsmark.

Location[edit]

The school is located in the West Sussex village of Hassocks, and has been considerably enlarged in the recent past with the addition of a new maths block, sports hall[1] and generation three AstroTurf open air training pitch.[2] The sports hall and astro turf pitch are managed, on behalf of the school, by Freedom Leisure and are extensively used by the local community out of school hours.[3] [4]

Staff and governors[edit]

As of June 2013, the headteacher of the school is Mrs R Hetherton and the Chair of Governors is Di Hunt.

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2009 the school achieved 62% of pupils with the equivalent of 5 or more GCSEs grade C or above including English and Maths.[5][6]

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