Why Downsend School?


1 - Our Pre-Prep curriculum introduces the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy, building solid foundations from an early age. 

2 - 95% of our children are reading by the end of their first term in Reception. Over 90% of our children are working above the National Average by the end of Year One.

3 -  From age 2, all our pupils have access to specialist teaching in French, Music, Sport and Drama.

4 - Our Woodland & Nature School provides a focus as part of our outdoor learningcurriculum from age 2 upwards. 

5 - Our Prep School builds on the skills established through a bright and lively curriculum, which delivers academic excellence whilst ensuring every day offers each child new challenges and opportunities. 

6 - Over 95% of our students earn a place at their first choice senior school, with over 40 academic, sporting or creative scholarships awarded each year. 


At Downsend, we are proud of our consistently excellent results, which allow our pupils to move on to a broad range of top senior schools.






A warm welcome to Pre-Prep Epsom, a busy school for 2 to 6 year olds on the edge of Epsom Downs.

Our Pre-Prep is where learning comes to life.  Our school days are exciting and stimulating and our staff are dedicated to the children’s education and happiness. This year we are enriching the curriculum by developing a woodland and nature school within our school grounds. Small classes, high academic standards and a caring family atmosphere provides a great start for all our children as our recent inspection in November 2014 confirms. You can read the full reports for Early Years and for age 3 – 6 here.

I would like to meet you and show you round, so please contact our Admissions Registrar, Sarah Concanon, on 01372 372311, or via e-mail and she will be happy to arrange an appointment for you. Alternatively, you can use the form below to book a place for an Open Day or a private tour.
Vanessa Conlan
Head of Pre-Prep Epsom
Please use the form below to book a visit to come see our school

Our coach and minibus services provide daily return transport between our pre-prep and the main site, for older siblings at the Prep School. All of them are fitted with safety belts and are scheduled to arrive at the Prep School by 8.20am, leaving at 5.40 pm in the afternoon. 

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