Open Days, Online Events and Tours

Open Days, Online Events and Tours

We like nothing more than welcoming families to Downsend, so we are delighted to be making a return to ‘real life’ events in September.

Our Open Days run from 9:30 am to 12 noon and will give you the chance to meet the team, see the school in action, and to get a feel for the school and the people that make it tick.

The dates for our ‘real life’ events in 2021-22 are:

  • Friday 11 March: 9:30 am – 12 noon: Year 2 to Year 11
  • Saturday 11 June: 9:30 am – 12 noon: Year 2 to Year 11

Please book your place using the form below. Our team will be in contact with all the details.

Our Online Events are the perfect opportunity to meet us without leaving the comfort of your home.

Our Online Events run from 10 am to 11:30 am via Microsoft Teams. You’ll meet with the whole team, from Little Downsend through to the Senior School, with the chance to ask questions.

The dates for our online events in 2021-22 are:

  • Friday 12 November: 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Friday 29 April: 10 am – 11:30 am

Please book your place using the form below. Our team will be in contact with all the details.

teacher and child

Brand new for September 2021, our Talk and Tour will be led by either Clare Kirkham (Head of Junior) or Karl Newland (Head of Senior). Running on specific days of the week, for up to 5 families at a time, you will have the chance to see the school in action, visiting classes, and seeing our specialist facilities in use.

Our Talk and Tour dates for the first part of the Autumn Term are:

  • Senior School (Y7-11): Friday 10 September at 11 am
  • Junior (Y2-6): Tuesday 14 September at 9:30 am
  • Senior School (Y7-11): Friday 17 September at 11 am
  • Junior (Y2-6): Tuesday 21 September at 9:30 am
  • Senior School (Y7-11): Friday 24 September at 11 am
  • Junior (Y2-6): Tuesday 05 October at 9:30 am
  • Senior School (Y7-11): Friday 08 October at 11 am
  • Junior (Y2-6): Tuesday 12 October at 9:30 am
  • Senior School (Y7-11): Friday 15 October at 11 am

Please book your place using the form below. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with all the details.

Our Little Downsend schools are perfect for small 1 to 1 tours with Vanessa Conlan, our Head of Little Downsend. Giving you the chance to see the schools in detail and to talk to Vanessa about your child, they are the best way to get a feel for what Little Downsend is all about.

If you would like to book a personal tour, pop your details on the form below and we will follow up with you to suggest some times to suit.

We know that the process of joining a new school in Year 3 could seem a little daunting – but it doesn’t have to be that way at Downsend! We want to make the whole process of getting to know us as easy and as fun as possible.

Although all Year 3 entrants will go through an assessment process, we do like to make sure that children can achieve their very best, by making sure they are relaxed, comfortable, and confident.

For anyone applying for Year 3, we’d encourage them to come and join us for a fun afternoon of activities – treasure hunts, crafting, problem-solving puzzles (and maybe even a cake) so they feel totally at ease before our assessments in November and January.

Discover Downsend will run on Thursday 14 October from 4 pm-5 pm.

If you would like to book your place, please complete the form below and our Admissions Team will be in contact with all the details.


Please complete the form below to book your place at an Open Event or Talk and Tour:

01372 372197