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 Forest School provides a focus as part of our outdoor learning curriculum from Rising Reception 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 49academic, 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.


Upcoming Open Days

Pre-Prep Schools Age 2-6

Saturday 1st October

Prep School Age 6-13

Saturday 24th September






A warm welcome to Pre-Prep Leatherhead, a busy school for 2 to 6 year olds on the outskirts of the town.

Our Pre-Prep is located very close to the Prep School site. We pride ourselves in ensuring that we give our children the best start to their school life. With children being taught in small classes with both a teacher and a teaching assistant they make excellent progress and their personal and social development is outstanding, as identified by our recent inspection in November 2014. You can read the full reports for Early Years and for age 3 – 6 here.

Pre-Prep Leatherhead has beautiful and extensive grounds for our 2 to 6 year olds to enjoy all year round. We have covered play areas, a soft surface area and a large grassed area, where the children have the freedom to climb, run and investigate nature in a safe secure environment.

I would be delighted to show you around and talk in more detail about school life at Pre-Prep Leatherhead. You are always welcome to come and visit us, so please use the form below to book a visit or contact our Admissions Registrar, Sarah Concanon on 01372 372311 or via E-mail, and she will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.

Gill Brooks
Head of Pre-Prep Leatherhead 

 Please use the form below to book a visit to come see our school.

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