A leading Private Junior & Prep School in Surrey

A leading Private Junior & Prep School in Surrey

Welcome to Downsend Prep School

Education at Downsend goes beyond examination success and the academic environment. When you give us your child to look after and nurture our aim is to inspire young minds, to instil a love of learning, to offer as many opportunities as possible to make sure natural talents are discovered and championed.

  • A school for boys and girls aged 7 to 13 years
  • Heated indoor 25m pool
  • 50m indoor sports hall
  • 3 full sized football/rugby pitches
  • 100m floodlit astro-turf pitch
  • 4 floodlit tennis courts
  • 70+ extra-curricular activities and clubs
  • 3 state-of-the-art science labs
  • Specialist Music Block with sound proofed PODs
  • Computer Suite and specialist equipped DT rooms
  • 50 week provision and Wrap Around Care at all school sites

and much more…

Academic Achievements

100% Common Entrance success 2016 & 2017

56 Senior School Scholarship awards in 2017

“For us, Downsend offers the perfect balance between hard work and play. It offers real academic success without all the pressure. My daughter was always happy to go to school and the teachers supported and stretched her in equal measure.”

Parent, Downsend School

Why Choose Downsend Prep School?

Results & Leavers’ Destinations

Your children will take their first steps in education with us, and by the time they leave, will have developed into confident, polite young teenagers well prepared for the opportunities that await them. 188 Senior School Scholarships were given to Downsend pupils in the last 4 years, and 56 scholarships were awarded in 2017.

Latest SIS Inspection Report

Our latest inspection highlights, “Downsend is successful in providing pupils a welcoming and stimulating environment and finding areas where each child can succeed and gain confidence. Pupils show good achievement, making good progress and attaining high standards, with many gaining scholarships at prestigious local schools when they leave.”

Personalised Learning

Children learn in different ways and our teaching at Downsend addresses the needs of a wide variety of learning styles including kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learning. For any child who would benefit from extension work and tasks, our Gifted & Talented co-ordinator will work with class teachers to ensure this is done appropriate to their ability.


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