Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
109
AGES
4 - 13
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(18/9/18)
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The Old Rectory
Stow Bardolph
Nr King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE34 3HT
01366388066

School Description

Since the previous inspection, there has been a change of headmaster. Downham Preparatory and Montessori Nursery School is a small independent school that is privately owned. It is registered with the Department for Education (DfE) to admit and educate pupils between two and 11 years. Currently, children from three months to four years are registered as part of the Nursery provision, which has a separate unique reference number. Therefore, there are no children below the age of Reception included in the early years section of this independent school report. Separately registered provision for three months to four years is also provided on the same site as the school. The Nursery, also named Downham Preparatory and Montessori Nursery school, was inspected at the same time as the school inspection under its unique reference number EY305661. Details about the quality of education for all children below Inspection report: Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery, 18–20 September 2018 Page 9 of 12 the age of Reception can be found in the separate early years inspection report. The proprietor also owns a second nursery setting, Downham Nursery School (unique reference number EY398091). The nursery settings receive separate reports to the school, and these are available on the Ofsted website. The DfE is aware that the school has admitted pupils above the age of registration. School leaders are in communication with the DfE to apply for a material change to their current registration agreement.

Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery Parent Reviews



92% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 86% Agree 9% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 88% Agree 8% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 12% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 86% Agree 9% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 22% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 36% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 82% Agree 12% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>82, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 47% Agree 29% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 16% {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>16} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 21% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 14% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 25% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018
Yes 92% No 8% {"yes"=>92, "no"=>8} Figures based on 76 responses up to 05-10-2018

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Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.