Preparing to take the next steps in life

Developing Personal Excellence





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


13.07.2021 - Due to increasing Covid cases within the school, it has been necessary for the school to close with lessons reverting to online.  Parents and students will have received further information regarding this.

Any concerns please contact the school via as usual.

Summer 2021 - Uniform ordering Procedure and Collection Dates

Letter to all Parents/Carers - Contact Tracing (explanation of changes for Schools and students in the NHS Test and Trace Process from 19th July 21).

Letter to Parents/Carers of Year 11 -  Results Day and Appeals Letter - 19.07.21

Letter to Parents/Carers of Year 7 & 9 - Confirmed Covid cases - 07.07.21



Letter from Mr Curtis re Yr11 GCSE Grading 2021

Centre Policy for GCSEs - Summer 2021

                          - Centre Policy Annex

                          - Yr 11 Student Declarations for 2021 Gradings

To view information/update letters from Term 3, 4 & 5 please click here

Phased Return to School for September 2021



 East Sussex County Council School Term and Holiday Dates 2021-2022



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 Reading Challenge is now complete! 

This year we read and added more than 8,000 different books.
876 students participated from across Year 7-11.
In September we start our empathy challenge #inmyshoesWCS. 
Looking for summer reading ideas? Click Reading for Pleasure ideas.

Remember to bring a book in your school bag every day. 

Students can now reserve books from the school library
(Click on the Guest link in the top right corner of the page, then the 'Login via SSO' button)

Year 6 Transition Reading Challenge

Join us on our reading adventure. Click Year 6 Transition Reading Challenge by Friday 16th July 2021 to add your reading and receive your certificate from your DoSP. 


Latest News

Careers Newsletter - July 2021

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WCS Contact Newsletter Terms 5-6

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WCS Full Return to School Risk Assessment - 9th June 2021

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Ofsted Parent View

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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.

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Please contact the school each day via Edulink. You may also email or text to 07418 344551.