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.

Our Private Upper School in Leatherhead, Surrey is home to our pupils between the age of 11 and 13. During their time at our Upper School, pupils will experience expert teaching from subject specialists, giving them the best opportunity to gain further knowledge in the subjects they are most interested in and realise their full potential. The Upper School curriculum here at Downsend School is also varied, meaning pupils can experience new things and broaden their academic horizons.

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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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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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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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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