New Skills, new Adventures, new friends. Downsend + runs throughout the half term and school holiday breaks. Open to everyone, our leader, Rebecca Peak, organises an amazing programme each holiday.
The school’s active programme continues into the half terms and holidays, when Downsend+ and Downsend Pre-Prep+ take over. Both offer holiday care provision for all our pupils and friends of Downsend School in a familiar and secure environment.
Downsend+ is based at our Prep School and caters for children from 5 – 13, whilst our younger children can attend Downsend Pre-Prep+, from age 2-5 at our Pre-Prep in Leatherhead.
Combined with our term time schooling, Downsend+ can provide 50 week child care from 8.00am to 5.30pm. Run by staff who are involved with teaching the children during term time, it aims to fulfil the needs of parents and children alike. With a large variety of activities, it gives pupils access to exciting and absorbing workshops and courses where they make new friends and gain new skills.
For new children joining the Prep School, this is also a relaxed, happy and informal way to discover the site and a great way to familiarise your child with the school.
May half term course description is available here. Please note that the contact information form need only be completed once during the academic year unless your contact details change during the year.
Our Summer 2017 programme is now complete and we have plenty of exciting days and courses over the 8 weeks, our ‘Wednesday Specials’ will be back, together with our Friday BBQ lunches. A course description is available here and a booking form available to download here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or call 07909 861 280.
Summer 2017 Tennis & Cricket Courses
We will be running cricket and tennis courses again this summer. Please click here to download the booking form.
All morning tennis courses will run from 9.00am to 1.00pm and the years 3 – 5 cricket course will run from 9.00am to 1.00pm and the years 6 – 8 cricket course will run from 12.00 noon till 4.00pm. All courses will include a mid session snack and a hot lunch, finishing with a barbeque lunch each Friday. The 5 session courses will cost £150.
All abilities aged 6 - 13 years
This summer’s action-packed tennis courses will be led by Amanda Beaumont and her team of LTA coaches and are aimed at children aged between 6 – 13 years. The course will comprise of instruction on basic techniques, practice drills, match-play, together with singles and doubles tactics appropriate to age and ability. In addition there will be plenty of fun games for all ages, with competitions on the final morning. Great fun to be had by all!
All abilities - Years 3 - 5 and Years 6 - 8
This summer’s action-packed cricket course will be led by James Thompson and Alex Culhane, both ECB Level 2 Qualified Coaches. A fun course over 5 mornings for children in Years 3 – 5 and afternoons for children in Years 6 – 8. Both courses welcome children of all abilities to improve their batting, bowling and fielding ability through a variety of fun activities and games. Whether you are new to cricket or want to improve your cricket come and join us.
“Georgie and Jonny had so many fantastic experiences this Summer. They really enjoyed the special themed days at the school but especially loved the scuba diving, water-skiing, golf, trail hoppers and Body shop day. Summers are so much easier and enjoyable all round with Downsend+. A very BIG thank you!”
“Thank you so much for a great Halloween. I thought the tunnel of terror was excellent – really good, such clever ideas especially with Frankenstein!”