Our Community

Our Community

Downsend takes great pride in the role we play in our local community of Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom.

Within our Downsend Family, the community is strong, thriving and vibrant. Each School in the Downsend Group has their own Parents Association who manage a variety of social events, fun days and fundraising activities throughout the year to make sure that parents, staff and pupils can get together in a relaxed and informal way.  Recent highlights include the Downsend Colour Run and the DPA Ball at Epsom Race Course.

Most importantly, our community recognises that by working together it can be a force for good and works very hard to fundraise for initiatives that are close to our heart. The Downsend community is currently working hard to support the people of Ukraine. Read more about our support plan here:

Downsend Supports the People of Ukraine


Our nomination in the Independent Schools of the the Year 2019 Awards is testament to the partnerships that we have developed to ensure that a ‘Sport for all’ ethos is absolutely achievable.

We are privileged to have such excellent facilities which is why we have been able to attract and develop strong partnerships with local sporting bodies and offer our children, and those in the local community, elite coaching and quality training.

Academies such as the Josh Evans Soccer School, led by Josh Evans, a Downsend sports coach and U10 Crystal Palace FC Head Coach, nurture talent and offer elite coaching for those who wish to take their training to a higher level. We have similar partnerships with Ashtead All Stars Netball Club, Epsom District Swimming Club, Epsom Hockey Club, and Surrey County Cricket Club.



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