Preparing to take the next steps in life

Developing Personal Excellence

 

GOOD NEWS BOOK - OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC 2020/2021 - Click Here

 

 

We are Willingdon

View our film here - We are Willingdon

 

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

 

Coronavirus/School Information Updates

  

TERM 4

 

Please click on the link below to watch a short video guiding you through the procedure for testing when students visit school this week, and again when in school from next week. WCS - Mass Testing in School - Short Video


WCS Update letter re mass testing arrangements - 01.03.2021

Letter to schools and families from East Sussex Council re Covid Testing - 25.2.2021

Letter from Mr Curtis - Update on GCSE Grading Process 2021

Letter from Ms Beer (return to school) - 26.02.2021   -     Timetable

Letter from Ms Beer - 24.02.2021

Letter from Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP - Secretary of State for Education - 23.02.21

 

To view information/update letters from Term 3 please click here

2020/21 Inset Days - AMENDED

Thursday 3rd September 2020 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Friday 18th December 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Friday 12th February 2021

 

Willingdon 10,000 Books Challenge has begun! 

Current Total = 4,070 books read! Next goal is 4,000 books by the end of February!

We are currently fundraising for the charity Read for Good, who provide books and storytellers to children in hospitals. You can sponsor our school a £1 or more by clicking https://readathon.secure.force.com/sponsor
Click Willingdon 10,000 Book Challenge to add your book. 
Click Reading for Pleasure ideas if you are looking for inspiration.
 

Remember: We all need to have a reading book in our bags every day. You can access and reserve books from the school library for a 'click and deliver' service.  

Click School Online Library  to browse books. Find out more details here.
 
Join us as we build a reading community: one book and one reader at a time. 


Students can now reserve books from the school library https://uk.accessit.online/wll11/
(Click on the Guest link in the top right corner of the page, then the 'Login via SSO' button)

Latest News

Careers Newsletter March 2021

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Parent Forums

February 2021

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WCS Full Return to School Risk Assessment - 8th March 2021

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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.

Report Students Absent

Please contact the school each day via Edulink. You may also email studentabsence@willingdonschool.org.uk or text to 07418 344551.