Downs School Association
The Downs School Association (DSA) is the school's parent association and work extremely hard for the school.
The association is very active and serves to host events that both raise funds for the benefit of the children, and facilitate social interaction for the benefit of the parents and the entire school community. This year our school community has enjoyed some super events: the excellent summer fete, the glorious fireworks, The Father's Festival of Six-a- Side Cricket and the befuddling Quiz Night. Traditionally the DSA sponsors Arts Week , a major outstanding event in the school calendar. Lately it has also donated to the school two Formula 24 Greenpower Racing Car kits; a Hobbit House and Tree House for the wonderful Woodland Play Area; and extensive Gymnastic equipment for the Pre-Prep. The DSA are now currently focusing on installing a video and editing system in the theatre that will allow for the recording of all productions and concerts.
Contact the DSA
Contact the DSAsecretary@thedsa.netFor further information
The Cake Stall at The Downs School Summer Fete 2018
Bonfire Night 2018
Reception Wizard House
The Tree House Classroom
A close, spirited community, we are delighted that a numberof parent teams represent the school.
The mums have both a social and a competitive netball team.Social netball takes place on Monday evenings and includes the occasional informalmatch. League matches take place on Wednesday evenings to the more discerning.
The Dads have a Social Cricket XI that play regularly duringthe summer term. The DSA also organise a Father’s Day six-a-side tournament,which is eagerly but cheerfully contested each June.
Throughout the winter Dads play five-a-side each week. It isa friendly, ‘in house’ occasion the need for more competitive league actionunnecessary.
Fitness classes for all parents are held in the Sports Hall each Monday and Friday after ‘drop off’. Incorporating a dynamic series of movements, exercises and games, the sessions are well attended and ensure a healthy bunch of parents on the touchline.
Mondays: Interval Training
Fridays: Pilates and Yoga
News & Events
Our aim is to be the first choice of parents who want for their children an excellent, modern education that embraces traditional core values.
For each child we wish to provide an invigorating, stimulating experience, developing to the full their creative, physical and intellectual potential. We believe that every child can succeed and we energetically seek the spark that will light their passion and ignite self-confidence.
We are a Christian foundation which celebrates and respects children from all religious faiths and backgrounds. We nurture confidence in contrast to arrogance and we expect courtesy, consideration, courage and kindness at all times.
Regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, The Downs is entirely compliant with the regulatory requirements.
The following policies are available to view online and download in PDF format.