Policies - Downsend
Admissions Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Complaint Policy
Data Protection Statement
Data Protection Policy
Equality and Diversity
Exclusion Policy
Online Safety
Preventing Radicalisation
SEN Policy
Social Media Policy
SMSC Policy
Terms and Conditions

Policies - Prep School
Assessment, Recording & Reporting Policy
Curriculum Statement
EAL Policy
First Aid Policy
Gifted, Talented & More Able Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Pupil Exclusion Policy
Pupil Supervision Policy
PSHCE Policy
Safeguarding - Child Protecton Policy
Safeguarding - Code of Conduct and Acceptable Usage Policy
Safeguarding - Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Safeguarding - Learning Outside the Classroom
Safeguarding - Lost or Missing Children
Safeguarding - Mobile Phones, Cameras and Devices
Safeguarding - Photographic Images and Filming
Safeguarding - Risk Assessment - Welfare Health and Safety of Pupils
School Behaviour Policy
Teaching and Learning Policy 


There were no formal complaints in the Year 2015-16.

Anti-Bullying-Alliance associate member logo


Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.

ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field.

We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance, please click here.

To find out more about how Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in their schools, through working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), please click here.

 To find out more about CEOP and the work they do please click here