Virtual Open Evening

Virtual Open Event - Intake 2021

Welcome to our virtual open event. We are disappointed we cannot see you in person this year to welcome you and display our fantastic facilities, staff and pupils.

We hope the materials below help you make your decision for your choice of secondary school.  We have the promotional film, the prospectus, curriculum booklets and opportunities to meet various members of staff over the next 2 weeks.  We hope you like what you see and choose to join us in September 2021.

"We are Willingdon"

Please Scroll down to view our promotional video and additional materials to explore our wonderful school.


 WCS Virtual Open Event Film

Headteacher's Address


Headteacher Welcome

Hello, my name is Ms Emily Beer and I am very proud to lead Willingdon Community School.

I am incredibly saddened that we are unable to hold our usual Open Day/Evening events due to the government guidance issued to schools. We hope, through the amazing technology that we have at our disposal, to give you a flavour of our school ethos and vision. We have a number of resources available for you to peruse at your leisure.

Willingdon Community School has been a very popular and oversubscribed school with a fine reputation for helping every child achieve, irrespective of ability of background. Our OFSTED reports over the last ten years have confirmed that we are a consistently Good School with outstanding provision for behaviour, attendance and safeguarding.

Developing Personal Excellence is at the heart of everything that we seek to achieve at Willingdon. Our staff pride themselves on being life-long learners and modelling to our students the personal excellence values of ambition, respect, compassion, courtesy and honesty. We work in close partnership with our student and parent body who help the leadership team and the governors drive the vision of the school. Our overarching goal is to help students be the very best version of themselves, achieve their academic potential but most importantly, develop into well rounded citizens who have their own identity and become active participants in our society.

Our examination success speaks for itself with regular yearly results in line or above national average. We have some departments such as Design Technology, Food and Nutrition and Art performing at the level of some of the best departments in the country.

We hope you enjoyed the materials we have  put together for you. We also look forward to meeting you through our forums which will happen the week beginning Monday 28th September.

I wish all Year 6 the very best of luck with their choice of secondary school. It is such an important step in your lives! We hope you choose Willingdon where you will be happy, safe and able to achieve your very best with a strong support network around you.

Ms Beer


Applications for September 2021

Applications for the September 2021 intake should be made through East Sussex County Council (ESCC) no later than 31st October 2020 (ESCC Secondary School Applications).


Our School Prospectus


Please Click Here to view our new Prospectus

Paper copies will be available from reception from Friday 25th September.  Copies of the Prospectus have been delivered to the local Primary Schools.

Year 6 Transition Timeline

Supporting Parents Support Students


Wednesday 30th - Q&A with the Senior Leadership Team and Director of Student Progress for Transition - 6pm
(Contact if you would like to attend)


Prospective Parents' Evenings (Zoom)
(Contact if you would like to attend any of the events below)

Monday 5th - Meet Core Subject Directors of Learning - 6pm  
Tuesday 6th - Meet other subject area Directors of Learning - 6pm 
Tuesday 6th - Q&A with the Senior Leadership Team - 9.15am 
Wednesday 7th - Meeting Inclusion, SEN and Pastoral Support - 6pm 


Wednesday 10th - Year 6 Welcome Parents' Evening


Transition Visits

Wednesday 30th - Meet the Tutor


Taster Days - Dates to be confirmed
Tuesday 13th - Coffee Morning 10am
Tuesday 13th - Coffee Evening 6pm

SEND - Extra Transition Taster Days


Summer School - Dates to be confirmed