Admissions Process

Our team are here to help.

Little Downsend prides itself on ensuring a smooth, open and professional admissions process. Our Admissions Team work all year round to ensure enquiries are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Our steps to enrolment are outlined here and aim to give you a sense of the steps we go through at Downsend to ensure that we are the right school for your child

Easy 5 step process
Make contact with us

We are available to take enquiries all year round, and welcome an informal conversation about how we can support you in deciding which school is right for your child.

Visit us

We would love to show you around our schools and to talk in detail about your child. Just complete our booking form and we will make contact with you to agree a suitable time.

Register your child for a place

When you have finalised your decision we ask you to complete our registration form to our, along with a Registration fee. The team will confirm receipt and will be in contact with next steps.

Steps to offer

We like to invite children to join us at Little Downsend for a short while to see how they settle into the environment.

Our Admissions Team will then contact you with an offer of a place.

Confirm your child's place at Little Downsend

Our Admissions Team will send you the paperwork and deposit requirements in order to secure your child’s place. Once confirmed, we will suggest dates for settling-in sessions and organise your child's first day.

Admissions FAQs

We will email you our Offer Pack, which consists of:

  • Your Offer Letter

  • Parent Contract/Terms and Conditions

  • Downsend’s Values

  • Pupil Health Record Form

  • Acceptance of Place Form

In addition to the above, we will also automatically enrol your child for Pupil Personal Accident Insurance, provided by MARSH. This insurance is designed to provide assistance if your child is injured at school. This is charged on your first invoice and is currently £9.45 per academic year. Details of the scheme and FAQs can be found here:

In addition to this, you will also have the option to opt into:

Pupil Absence Insurance: This insurance allows you to make a claim for school fees in the event your child is absent from the insured school due to the pupil’s illness or accident or contact with an infectious disease. This is currently charged at 0.73% of your termly fee (from Reception to Y11) or £29.13 for First Steps and Rising Reception. This will be charged termly if you choose to sign up. The details of this and how to apply can be found here:

AXA Pupil Health Insurance: If you choose to sign up to this scheme, you will be charged £112 per term. The details of this and how to apply can be found here:

Please note that all costs quoted above are for the 2020/21 academic year and will be reviewed annually by the providers.

Downsend School

Admissions: 01372 372311

General: 01372 372197