Little Downsend Epsom
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information


6 Norman Avenue
KT17 3AB
01372 385438
2 - 6
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School Description

Downsend School Pre-Prep Epsom is one of three co-educational pre-preparatory schools for children aged from two to six years attached to Downsend Preparatory School. The school is open from 8.55 am to 3.30 pm and has before-school provision from 7.45 am and after- school provision up to 6.00 pm. It consists of First Steps nursery, Rising Reception, Reception and Year 1 classes. The school is housed in two former residential properties and has extensive and attractive grounds. It aims to enable the pupils ‘to develop into independent, confident and well-mannered children who are proud of their achievements’.
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News & events from Little Downsend Epsom

Last update: 13 October 2021

We like nothing more than welcoming families to Downsend.


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Here are some of the reasons why parents choose Downsend:

• Over 90% of our children are working above National Average by the end of Year One;

• All Year 3 pupils receive specialist tuition in the flute, trumpet and violin, as part of the Downsend Music Programme;

• All pupils, including our Little Downsend schools, have access to expert coaching in a wide range of sports through the Downsend Academies;

• 68% of our pupils exceed their expected progress by the end of Year 6.

Teaching and learning at Little Downsend




We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Senior School which will educate girls and boys up to Year 11 from September 2020, seeing them through the completion of a new 3 year GCSE Programme. The development builds on Downsend’s track record as an established preparatory school with strong academics alongside character development and wellbeing, particularly in the areas of sport and the performing arts. 

Ian Thorpe, Headmaster, says: “We already have fantastic sports, science, DT and ICT facilities that would be the envy of many senior schools. Our reputation for preparing children for their senior school education is already established. The difference is our ability to better balance the pastoral and academic needs of pupils so that they enjoy their schooling with us whilst achieving their academic and personal successes.” 

“Over recent years, so many of our parents have expressed genuine sadness that their children could not continue at Downsend beyond Year 8. We are delighted to remedy this, and immensely proud to be bringing about this next phase of Downsend School’s history.”

Our new Senior School

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Little Downsend Epsom 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.

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