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
Coronavirus / School Information Updates
Return to School - September 2020
New Year 7 only will start on Friday 4th September at 8:30am - This is a normal school day.
New Years 10 and 11 will return on Monday 7th September at 8:30am. Year 7 will also be in school for this day.
New Years 8 and 9 will return on Tuesday 8th September at 8:30am. Years 7, 10 and 11 will also be in school on this day.
There will be online preparatory work for the year ahead for year groups who are waiting to return, from Friday 4th September.
Chromebook device scheme for our new Year 7 intake
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 2000 Books Challenge is now completed!
Fantastic! As a reading community, staff and students have read more than 2000 books in terms 5 and 6!
If you are looking for ideas for summer reading see
Reading for Pleasure ideas
Remember: in September we all need to have a reading book in our bags every day. Our next reading challenge will begin at the start of Term 1.
Join us then 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)
Ofsted Parent View
Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2020
September 2020 Admissions - Click Here
- 1000 Students at our school
- 20+ After-school Enrichment clubs every week
Preparing to take the next steps in life
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07418 344551.