Developing Personal Excellence

Preparing to take the next steps in life

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.

Emily Beer - Headteacher


Latest News

Parent Forum

Wednesday 8th November 6pm - 7pm

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Year 11 Parents' Evening

Thursday 19th October




Charity Cake Sale

Friday 20th October

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Homework Policy




ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE- Out of 2000 students nationwide to achieve 3 Grade 9s for English Literature, English Language and Maths, two of them are from Willingdon!

We are so proud of Lauren Taylor and Thomas Poole. Congratulations and the best of luck in your future!

GCSE Results

Willingdon Community School are delighted with yet another impressive set of GCSE results against the backdrop of major and significant changes to the examination system.

  • 22% Students obtaining 5 or more A* / A
  • 29% 3 or more A* / A
  • 80% English 9 - 4
  • 70% Maths 9 - 4
  • 66% English/Maths 9 - 4



Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2018

September 2018 Admissions - Click Here

Willingdon Community School Open Morning/Evening Dates - Click Here


  • 1000 Students at our school
  • 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.