Upper School (Age 11- 13)

Children begin their Upper School journey in Year 6.  They feel a sense of achievement and fulfilment at rising to the top of the school.

Welcome to the Upper School

“Children are becoming the leaders of their own future; they show resilience and real determination to succeed.”

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Our School Day

Standards are set high; our children meet them, surpass them and fly.

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Curriculum

Specialist subject teaching prepares the children successfully for academic achievement – but a Downsend pupil aspires to more.

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Howard House

A learning environment ‘of their own’ – here the pupils in Year 8 have space to think, to work, to play. A well-deserved privilege.

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Extra-Curricular

Skills and talents can be progressed to a high level; children leave ready to embrace every opportunity in the wider world.

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Facilities

The quality of our facilities is outstanding and shows our commitment to delivering a strategy of teaching and learning excellence.

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Leavers’ Destinations

Our children achieve outstanding Year 6 pre-test and Common Entrance results. Over 95% move on to their first choice senior school.

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Upper School children in class at Downsend Prep School

Extended Day

We match the school day with your working day.

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