Why Downsend?

Common Entrance 100% pass rate, 13+scholarships awarded in Art, Music and Sport, 1 in 3 scholarships are academic.


Year 4

Downsend allows us to open doors to new opportunities.

We pride ourselves on opening young minds to learning at Downsend. It is here, across our three Pre-Preps in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom and our Prep School in Leatherhead that our dynamic and creative curriculum challenges our children.

By the time they leave us, a Downsend pupil will have had the chance to learn to play a musical instrument, speak and write three languages, play up to 20 different sports, conduct their own experiments in one of three Science Labs… however your child is keen to develop their skills, our school buzzes with opportunity and a sense of achievement.


pass rate at Common Entrance is consistently achieved


A*-B grades at Common Entrance

Over 95%

pass the entrance test to their first choice Senior School


scholarships awarded in the last three years

1 in 3

scholarships are academic


exceed their expected progress by end of Year 6

Over 90%

are working above the National Average by end of Year One


are reading after their first term in Reception

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