Our first class facilities attract strong partnerships with local sporting bodies, children have access to elite coaching and training.
Assistant Headmaster External Relations
We are an outward looking school. We don’t exist in a Downsend bubble.
Downsend takes great pride in its role as a community school. The quality of our facilities is outstanding which is why we have been able to attract and develop strong partnerships with local sporting bodies and offer our children elite coaching and quality training.
Sport is taken very seriously at Downsend as the competitive spirit emanating from our pool, courts, and pitches will testify. The many opportunities provided extend beyond our curriculum for our own pupils and the local community alike. Academies such as the Josh Evans Soccer School, led by Josh Evans, a Downsend sports coach and U10 Crystal Palace FC Head Coach, nurture talent and offer elite coaching for those who wish to take their training to a higher level. We have similar partnerships with Ashtead All Stars Netball Club, Epsom District Swimming Club, Epsom Hockey Club, and Surrey County Cricket Club. Our pupils have access to a thriving sporting community within the familiar setting of their own school surroundings.
Our outstanding achievements in soccer, swimming, hockey, and netball show we are fulfilling one of our key aims: to provide an inspirational environment for young people to do their best and excel however they choose.
Our Partners’ Gallery
Some of our sporting partners who have made Downsend their home.
“The Allstars are an amazing netball club and training at the Downsend makes life so much easier.”
Surrey County Cricket
“Ashtead Football Club and SCC Courses at school, in one place, on one day is fantastic!”
Jennifer Hay Ballet
“Ballet in school in familiar surrounding means my daughter is growing in her confidence all the time”
“I love swimming – Epsom District coaches really care – they run great after school clubs – I am lucky to be coached by them after school at Downsend as well on the weekend.” Joe Year 4
“Our club has grown since the Downsend partnership – their Astro facilities and the Sunday café for spectating parents are great”
“My son and daughter both love attending Mini Crickets on Tuesday evenings. The coaches are so fantastic.”
“Downsend has been amazing to support us – without them we would have had to dismantle our group”
“We hold classes and nearly New Sales at Downsend. We are so grateful for all their support”