About the Pre-Preps
Downsend introduces children to the important world of learning in the happy, caring and supportive environment of our three pre-preparatory schools.
Pre-Preps in Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead Surrey
Conveniently situated in Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead, each has its own Headteacher and staff and caters for girls and boys from the age of 2 to 6 years.
Each of our Pre-Preps adopts a positive approach to encouraging excellent behaviour and offers the same warm, friendly welcome to all of our pupils and their parents. The children are taught in small classes, allowing a strong focus on education and building solid foundations in Numeracy and Literacy. They enjoy a warm relationship with their well-qualified and dedicated teachers, with excellent pupil ratios of 1:4 in First Steps and averaging 1:7 in Reception and Year One.
We pride ourselves on presenting each child with opportunities to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum; Dance and Drama, French, Music and Swimming are all taught by specialists. We also provide an enhanced afternoon programme and a wide range of after-school clubs in our well-resourced areas maintained within safe, fun and friendly surroundings, both indoors and out.
At the Downsend Pre-Preps, we recognise that education is a partnership and work closely with our parents to ensure that our pupils are prepared for a happy and successful progression, aged 6, towards the next stage of their education at our Prep School site in Leatherhead.