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Downlands Community School
Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LP
Downlands Community School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (West Sussex). It has about 1200 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In November 2016 the school was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Destinations, Environment, Disadvantaged pupils and Progress. Relative weaknesses include Admissions, Finances and Representation.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.

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Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very high.
Environment: Excellent. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very low.
Disadvantaged pupils: Excellent. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are excellent. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Progress: Excellent. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: Excellent. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Attendance: Above average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite low.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community.
Finances: Below average. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Admissions: Poor. The occupancy rate is quite high and the offer rate is very low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.
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