Preparing to take the next steps in life

Developing Personal Excellence

Welcome to Willingdon Community School

On behalf of the students, staff and governors of Willingdon Community School, I should like to give you a very warm welcome to our website and invite you to explore its content.

Ian Jungius - Headteacher



GCSE Results – The Best in East Sussex

Year 11 2015 have excelled themselves with 73% of them passing 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths. At a time when the examination system is getting tougher these results place Willingdon as the highest performing school in the county for the first time ever and amongst at least the top 20% of schools nationally.

  • 73% of Students passing 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C including English & maths.
  • 41% of students achieved the prestigious English Baccalaureate, a rise of over 20 %.
  • 34% of all grades were at A*/A with 42% of students achieving 3 or more A*/A grades and 63% with at least 1 A*/A grade.
  • 97% of students passed 5 or more GCSEs


Latest News

Start of Term 1 for Students

Tuesday 6th September

Sponsored Walk 2016

Friday 23rd September 

Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2016

  • 1000 Students at our school
  • 73% 5+ A*-C including English and maths at GCSE
  • 20+ After-school Enrichment clubs every week
  • 25 Average class size

Preparing to take the next steps in life

The school is regularly over subscribed, with 1000 students on roll. School buses provide transport for over 250 students from the Stone Cross, Pevensey, Westham and Langney areas of Eastbourne. We take students from approximately 15 different primary and private schools from across the area, with the majority coming from Willingdon, Polegate, Stone Cross, Pevensey & Westham and Hankham primary schools. We have a particularly close working relationship with Polegate and Willingdon primary schools, with whom we have formed a collaborative partnership aimed at developing the quality of transition to secondary school. Initiatives developed through this collaboration also benefit students joining us from other schools.

We are one of seven secondary schools and a large FE College (Sussex Downs College), which work very closely together on a range of initiatives. Working collaboratively, the schools and college have developed a number of flexible curriculum offers, strategies to support the development of good behaviour, improved transition to college at 16, staff development programmes and a range of other joint activities.

Willingdon has taken a prominent role in leading on many of these, to the benefit of all schools locally. As a recently designated Teaching School, working together with local schools is very much at the heart of our work, impacting on the quality of our provision but also providing a range of development opportunities for new and experienced teachers.