Downlands Community School
|Type||Co-Educational Secondary School|
|Local authority||West Sussex|
|DfE URN||126087 Tables|
Downlands Community School is a maintained comprehensive for pupils aged 11 to 16. It currently caters for around 1200 pupils. In November 2016, Ofsted inspected the school and reported that the school was 'Outstanding' in all areas.
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 and generation three AstroTurf open air training pitch. 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. 
Staff and governors
The current headteacher of the school is Mr Mark Wignall and the Chair of Governors is Di Hunt.
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