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

Latest News

Open Mornings

24th September 2014

Thursday 2nd October - 9am
Tuesday 14th October - 9am
Wednesday 15th October - 9am

If you would like to visit the school after these dates, please contact the school to make an appointment

September 2015 Admissions - Click Here


24th September 2014


Monday 20th October

School Closed to Students

Morfa Bay 2015

24th September 2014

Morfa Bay Trip 2015 is now full

Please click here for further details


Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2015

We are holding our Open Evening for prospective parents on Wednesday 8th October from 5.30pm. We also offer Open Mornings on Thursday 2nd October, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th October during the normal school day.

Please contact the school if you would like to view the school on either of these dates or at any other time.

  • 1000 Students at our school
  • 78% 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.