Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please see our Back To School page for more information and guides for each site.



Facilities at Little Downsend

Whether you’re at Little Downsend in Leatherhead, Ashtead or Epsom, each have truly outstanding facilities. Although they each possess their own special character, our focus on ensuring that Downsend children have well-equipped, light, airy classrooms, brimming with interactive activities, all designed for child-centred learning does not waver from one to the next.

Our outdoor spaces are where we surpass ourselves, designed specifically for the needs of children aged 2 to 6, offering soft surfaced areas, zoned play, undercover seating for those inevitable rain showers, quiet spots for relaxing, and a garden for growing our own fruits and vegetables. Each Little Downsend is on the road to earning their Level 5 RHS School Garden Award. 

Mud kitchen

Coming soon! As the first phase of our extensive refurbishment is only just drawing to a close, we will be creating 360 imagery shortly to give you a taste of what we have to offer at Downsend. A gallery of images, 360 footage and time lapse photography of our Creative Arts Centre build will all be uploaded shortly.

Facilities at Downsend School – Indoor

The summer of 2019 saw the first phase of Downsend’s ambitious refurbishment and redevelopment plan take place. In total £8m will be spent on the project to ensure that pupils have access to state of the art STEAM spaces including: Science Laboratories , Technology spaces, Art studios, flexible learning spaces , Food Technology areas, Libraries and new ICT facilities.

More details and imagery coming soon!

Facilities at Downsend School – Sporting:

Downsend’s sporting environment is impressive and extensive;

  • 25m heated indoor swimming pool
  • 3 full sized football/rugby pitches
  • 6 floodlit netball courts
  • 100m floodlit Astro-turf pitch
  • 50m indoor sports hall
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Forest School


Cricket practice

Downsend School – Creative Arts Centre Development

In the Autumn, the first bricks will be laid for our new Creative Arts Centre. The Linford Theatre (named after the School’s founders) will provide a multi-purpose performance auditorium, new teaching rooms and  specialist facilities for Drama and Music.  It has been designed to maximise the potential of the site and provide new connections between the Sports Hall and the Turret buildings.  All four schools in the Downsend family will benefit from its use and our pupils will have the wonderful experience of staging productions in a tailor-made setting.

Time lapse photography coming soon!

Creative Arts Centre Illustration

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