Why Downsend?

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 since 2016


A*-B grades at Common Entrance

Over 90%

pass the entrance test to their first choice Senior School


Senior School Scholarships awarded since 2014

1 in 3

scholarships are academic


met our expected progress by end of Year 6


of Reception children meet or exceed the Early Learning Goals

17% and 19%*

higher in English and Maths than the national average scores in Year one

(*As measured by the national GL Progress Tests – standard average age scores of 117 in English and 119 in Maths for Downsend Pre-Prep Schools vs national average of 100.)

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