Welcome to Downsend

Welcome to Downsend

A leading private Prep School in Surrey

Education at Downsend goes beyond examination success and the academic environment. When you give us your child to look after and nurture our aim is to inspire them, to instil a love of learning, to offer as many opportunities as possible to make sure their natural talents are discovered and championed.

  • A school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 years (expanding to 16 years in 2020)
  • 3 outstanding Pre-Prep Schools
  • 56 Senior school Scholarship awards in 2017
  • 50 week provision and wrap around care at all school sites
  • 70+ extra-curricular activities and clubs
  • Indoor 25m pool and 50m indoor sports hall
  • 100m floodlit Astro-turf pitch
  • Six floodlit netball and tennis courts
  • Specialist music block, ICT suite and DT rooms

and much more…

Academic Achievements

The school has a 96% pass rate in the Year 6 pre-tests (2016)



100% Common Entrance pass rates in 2017 with 88.7% A*-B grades

188 senior scholarships were given to Downsend children in the last 4 years

“Downsend has provided our family with a sensational level of education in a nurturing and exciting atmosphere. It hits exactly the right level for young children and educates in harmony with our own family ethos. ”

Parent, Downsend School

Why Choose Downsend School?

Nursery & Pre-Prep

(2 years to 6 years)Downsend boasts 3 individually unique Pre-Preps in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom. We provide imaginative ways of acquiring numeracy and literacy skills; we grow potatoes, hatch chickens, dig for dinosaurs… stimulating curiosity and imagination.

Lower School

(6 years to 10 years)Happiness and inspiration are the key to our vibrant and energetic Lower school. Our lessons are fun, hands on and creative so the children are excited to learn.. And our classes are small so our teachers can nurture and stretch every child.

Upper School

(10 years to 13 years)The children are nurtured to take responsibility for their learning and confidently rise to every challenge academic or not. Our dynamic curriculum, tutor support and leadership opportunities mean they leave us confident and polite young teenagers, ably prepared for their senior school.

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