Preparing to take the next steps in life

Developing Personal Excellence

Virtual Open Event - Intake 2021

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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

 

Willingdon 10,000 Books Challenge has begun! 

Current total = 1319 books read
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)

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

 

Latest News

Parent Forum - by Zoom

Wednesday 9th December

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Parent Letter from Ms Beer 30.11.2020

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WCS Whole School Reopening Risk Assessment

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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.

Report Students Absent

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