About Us

We are a close, caring community: we win as a team, we lose as a team. We are committed to bringing out the best in each and every child.

Welcome to Downsend

Or in the words of one of our Year 3 pupils, ”the school of happy smiles”

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Why Downsend?

Common Entrance 100% pass rate, 13+scholarships awarded in Art, Music and Sport, 1 in 3 scholarships are academic.

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The Downsend Journey

Children come to us at 2 years in awe of the world they leave at 13 independent learners and thinkers.

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Our Pastoral Promise

Academic progress is underpinned by a culture of happiness and support. Excellence and personal development go hand in hand.

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Vision and Values

Here you can discover the Spirit of Downsend that lies at the heart of our school.

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Our History

Downsend - forward looking and progressive but built on the solid foundations of the past.

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Over 70 different extra-curricular activities, not including a dynamic programme of Sport, Music and Drama.

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Community

Our first class facilities attract strong partnerships with local sporting bodies, children have access to elite coaching and training.

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Inspection Reports

Our 2014 Inspections gave outstanding feedback “Pupils attain high standards, gaining scholarships at prestigious local schools when they leave.”

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Leadership Team and Staff

People are what make our school inspirational. Come and meet our team.

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Careers

We want to hire inspirational people who are the best at what they do. Find out about our Job vacancies and what it’s like to work as part of Cognita Schools

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Policies

Here you will find Downsend’s school policies, including those for our three Pre-Prep Schools.

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Cognita Schools

Cognita is a global leader in independent education, committed to seeing children achieve their full potential.

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