Open Days and Personal Tours

Open Days and Personal Tours

Personal Tours

From 04 January

Clare with girl


From 04 January until 18 January, in line with Tier 4 guidance, we will unfortunately not be able to offer personal tours. While we embed our testing process and review the on-going situation, we will offer online meetings and every hope that we will be able to offer tours after 18 January.

In line with guidelines, these will be once per day, socially distanced, with masks, and predominantly outdoors.

We would be delighted to give you a sense of Downsend via online meetings, and 360 tours until we are able to welcome you into the school in person.


Online Open Morning

Friday 05 March at 10am

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If in March we are still unable to invite groups into the school, we will be running an Online Event that will aim to give you a taste of Downsend in an online sense.

The event will be a live event run via Microsoft Teams and will feature:

  • Welcome to Downsend School: Mr Ian Thorpe
  • Welcome to Little Downsend: Mrs Vanessa Conlan
  • Welcome to the Junior School: Mrs Clare Kirkham
  • Welcome to the Senior School: Mr Karl Newland
  • Introduction to Downsend Enrichment: Mr Jon Albert
  • A chance to hear from our pupils
  • Q&A

If you would like to register for our Online Event, please complete the form below. Our Admissions Team will then make contact with full details of how the event will run.


Virtual Downsend Experience


During the first period of lockdown whilst we were not able to deliver Personal Tours or Open Days, we created a ‘Virtual Downsend Experience’. It is designed to give you a flavour for Downsend until you are able to visit us in person. Simply complete the form below to make contact with our Admissions Team and we will be able to send you the Virtual Downsend Experience.

Online Meetings


We would be delighted to book an online meeting via MS Teams with a member of the senior leadership team to discuss your child’s needs and to talk you through everything Downsend has to offer.

Please complete our form below to make contact with our Admissions Team:

Please select ‘Book a Visit’ if you would like to register your interest for the Online Open Morning on 05 March:

01372 372197