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.

Welcome to our Junior School Virtual Downsend Experience

Welcome to our Junior School Virtual Downsend Experience

We would have loved to be welcoming you in person to Downsend for our usual summer term open morning. However, until we can invite you through our doors to see our inspirational school, staff, and children for yourselves, we have put together a ‘Virtual Downsend Experience’ to bring our wonderful school to you instead, and to give you a taste of what Downsend Junior School can offer your child.


Please follow the links below for video talks from our Heads, fantastic information on extra-curricular enrichment at Downsend, some great Q&As especially for your child from some of our Junior School children, and a brand new 360 virtual tour to show you around some of our excellent facilities here at Downsend.


We have put together a few videos in the gallery below to show you a little of what it is like to be a pupil at Downsend:


Video 1 – Hannah Harrison, Admissions Manager
Video 2 – Ian Thorpe, Headmaster
Video 3 – Clare Kirkham, Head of Junior School
Video 4 – Jon Albert, Assistant Head and Enrichment Lead
Video 5 – Life at Downsend through the eyes of our current pupils


Just use the arrows to move between the videos.


Have a look around our main site facilities with our 360 Virtual Tour

We are looking forward to being able to show you around Downsend in person very soon, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy taking a look around our fantastic teaching and sports facilities using our interactive 360 degree virtual tour.

And here are some of our favourite photos...


We hope you have enjoyed your Junior School Virtual Downsend Experience. We would love to speak to you about your plans for your child’s future education, and hope to be able to support you with this important decision. Our Admissions Team will now follow up with you directly to book an online 121 or a socially distanced tour. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

01372 372197