Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.
Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.
All around us at Little Downsend, children are happily settling into school life and starting to explore their exciting surroundings with great delight. Whatever age your child joins us, they and you, will be welcomed as part of the Downsend community. We pride ourselves on our friendly, family-feel where children feel comfortable and supported.
Alongside this, our children thrive on our problem-solving and thinking-based approach to learning. Their levels of confidence, perseverance, and resilience continue to rise, along with academic achievement, which is a delight to see. Learn more about our innovative Teaching and Learning approach here.
Downsend is a unique group of schools that has innate creativity and a love of life. We would love to welcome you to each of the schools so we can share our enthusiasm and for you to see the schools at their best – full of life with children playing, laughing, and learning.
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.