Ashtead Pre-Prep Portal

Ashtead Pre-Prep Portal

Last half term flew by as everyone embraced learning new, interesting and exciting facts and skills. Alongside this, we were delighted to introduce our new STEAM programme which is working very effectively, in conjunction with our existing academic curriculum. The benefits of this programme can already be seen in the way the children are applying their thinking skills to problems and challenges in the classroom.

As we speed headlong into Spring over the next half term, there will be more opportunities for us to get out and about. Forest school adventures, a Year One Pre-Prep Sports Afternoon and a ‘Get Messy’ Day along with many more planned outdoor learning experiences as part of the daily teaching schedule.

In addition to this, one of our special annual events – ‘World Book Day’- is coming up. The whole school will be dressing up as a book character and Xanthe – a performance story teller – is returning to Ashtead to captivate us with her magical stories from all around the world.

To keep up with all that is happening at school,  please keep an eye on the website news, the weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook @DownsendSchool and now also on Instagram @downsendschoolsurrey to catch up with our latest activities.

The Portal links below are full of information about the school. However, if you have any questions or queries that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hegarty in the school office on 01372 385439 or email .

Best wishes

Tessa Roberts


Ashtead Portal Links




Extra-Curricular Activities



Healthy School

Letters and Forms


Parent Booking System

Parents’ Association

Pre-Prep Times

Staff List

Term Dates



01372 372311