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





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

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  

Current total = 6,490 books read! Next goal is 7,000 books! We're nearly there! 

More than 800 students from across Year 7-11 have taken part since September.

Click Willingdon 10,000 Book Challenge to add your book. 
Click Reading for Pleasure ideas if you are looking for inspiration. 

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
(Click on the Guest link in the top right corner of the page, then the 'Login via SSO' button)

Latest News

Year 10 Parents' Evening

Thursday 17th June

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WCS Contact Newsletter Terms 3-4

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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.