The Downs is an inclusive school that welcomes all children from all backgrounds and abilities.
Children are admitted to The Downs at any age between 4 and 12 (Reception to Year 8).
The only restrictions placed on entry are those of number and the need to ensure that there is a match between school and child. The level of ability of a child, and any special need that they may have, is taken into account as it is essential that the school is able to provide appropriately for each individual’s needs.
In the event of a year group being full, a child’s name is entered on the waiting list. This is operated on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-prep children are expected to progress into the Prep school, but the school reserves the right to refuse entry. All pupils are expected to remain at The Downs until they are 13 and have completed Year 8.
More detailed information is available in the school’s Admissions Policy.
Requests for a prospectus can be made by telephoning the School Office on 01275 852008 or by completing an Admissions Enquiry Form.
Appointments to visit the School can be made with the Registrar, by telephone on 01275 852008.