Specialist Reception Classes in Surrey

Specialist Reception Classes in Surrey

Reception Class DownsendWelcome to Downsend Pre-Prep Schools in Ashtead, Leatherhead and Epsom

Each Pre-Prep School offers a vibrant, personalised learning programmes for their Reception years, reflecting a balance of academic structure and imaginative, creative play.

  • Reception ages 4 – 6 years
  • Building solid foundations in literacy, numeracy and science
  • Broader curriculum including History, Geography, French, R.S, Computing, Sport, Music and Drama
  • Enhanced afternoon programme led by specialist teachers
  • Forest and Woodland School for innovative hands on learning
  • Wrap around care before and after school
  • Open 50 weeks a year with our Downsend Pre-Prep+ Holiday Club
  • Weekly swimming & Saturday Morning Sports Club at Prep School

and much more…

Why Parents Choose Downsend Reception

1:7 (on average)

Excellent child teacher ratio in Reception and Year 1 inspires children to exceed expectations.


of our children meet or exceed the Early Learning Goals.

17% & 19%

Higher achievement in English and Maths than the national average. *


(*As measured by the national GL Progress Tests – standard average age scores of 117 in English and 119 Maths for Downsend Pre-Prep Schools vs national average of 100.)

“The school has done a great job of making my children feel important and loved. They seem to have really thrived in their learning and are happy to go to school.”

Parent, Downsend School

Why Choose our Downsend Pre-Preps?

Leatherhead Pre-Prep

  • Covered play areas
  • Soft surface area
  • Large grassed area
  • Large classrooms
  • Wrap around care 7am to 6pm
  • Enriched learning with Forest School, Pyjama Drama, Cooking and Gym sessions

Ashtead Pre-Prep

  • Well-equipped classrooms
  • Large soft play area
  • Spacious artificial grass area
  • Two undercover play areas
  • Garden for budding horticulturalists
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Wrap around care 7:45am to 4pm

Epsom Pre-Prep

  • Woodland and Nature School
  • Covered play areas
  • Soft surface area
  • Large grassed area
  • Chickens & two guinea pigs in the grounds
  • Large classrooms
  • Wrap around care 7:45am to 6pm

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