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.

Emily Beer - Headteacher

 

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Former Student 
It is with great sadness that we share with our community the news that Callum Leverett passed away last weekend. Callum was a student of Willingdon who completed year eleven two years ago. He is remembered with great fondness by staff for always representing personal excellence. Callum was well liked, respected by his peers and remained committed to enjoying every day with laughter and kindness. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go to Callum’s family and friends at this immensely difficult time. If any of our student body need support coping with this loss, please do not hesitate to contact the school via your child's tutor or email talktous@willingdonschool.org.uk

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Yr 11 Parents' Evening Pack

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INSET DAY

Friday February 14th

We Will Rock You - School Production

Tues 11th / Weds 12th Feb
Tickets available from Reception

Ofsted Parent View

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Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2020

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  • 1000 Students at our school
  • 20+ After-school Enrichment clubs every week

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 studentabsence@willingdonschool.org.uk or text to 07418 344551.