Pre-Preps (Age 2-6)

Inspiring Young Minds in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom. We know that childhood is a once in a lifetime experience and we feel privileged to be part of your child’s first steps in education and to explore with them the human capacity to learn.

Our Pre-Prep School has three locations, Ashtead, Epsom and Leatherhead, and each offers a fantastic education to the children of Surrey between the ages of 2 – 6 years old. Pre Prep classes at Downsend School aim to provide the perfect environment for children to learn and grow as they progress towards Lower School.

The Pre Prep Curriculum is diverse and combines play-based learning with a more structured approach; we find that this encourages our youngest pupils to engage in education and enjoy themselves as they learn.


From First Steps to Rising Reception and Reception through to Year 1, we inspire hands-on learning in our Pre-Prep family.

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Our Aims and Approach

Highly experienced staff who 'Inspire Young Minds' inside and outside of the classroom.

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From messy play to readers, writers and thinkers.

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We go beyond, providing a broad and vibrant programme enriched with opportunity and extra-curricular activity.

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Wrap Around Care

We offer 50 weeks of learning and childcare provision, and match the school day with your working day.

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“Children bounce into school each day with a smile”.

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“Children have a natural curiosity about the world. It inspires us to hear them inquisitively asking ‘why’.”

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“It is wonderful to observe how the excitement of play absorbs their entire being.”

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