Thank you for your interest in our school. During this time, we are changing the way we are working to provide parents with the peace of mind that they can still plan for their child’s educational future.
We hope that our website, photos and prospectus give you a flavour of what the school has to offer. We will be delighted to show you around just as soon as we can.
In the first instance, please do get in touch with our Admissions Team via our enquiry form, download a prospectus, tell us more about your child and let us tell you more about our Admission Process, our school and what we have to offer.
We look forward to meeting you, albeit in the virtual world for the time being.
Our Temporary Admissions Process
Make an Enquiry & View Our Prospectus
Complete our enquiry form and tell us a little about your child, which school in the Downsend group you are interested in learning more about, and when you would be looking for a place. You will be able to download a digital version of our prospectus and our Admissions Team will make contact with you to discuss how we can help you.
Meet the Headteacher on Skype
If you are interested in one of our Pre-prep schools, we will invite you to have an online chat with our Head, Vanessa Conlan or Tessa Roberts, should you wish. You will be able to discuss the needs of your child and ask questions about how we teach at Downsend. If your child is in Year 2 or above, we will invite you to have an online conversation with the Head, Ian Thorpe, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team should you wish to. As our school building is currently closed, we would like to be able to give you a sense of Downsend by meeting our team.
Application & Assessment
We will invite you to register for a place at Downsend. We will discuss how best to assess your child during these unprecedented times. For Pre-prep pupils, we will ask for a contact at your child’s current school or nursery. For pupils in Year 2 and above, we will ask for a recent school report and a reference from your child’s current school. We may be able to confirm a place for your child with this information, but we will discuss with you at that point if we feel we need to know more about your child.