Welcome from the Headmaster

The Downs is a leading independent, co-educational Preparatory School. It is a place of happiness and joy; a place of opportunity and diversity; a place of endeavour and aspiration.

A very close community, we know our children as individuals and we are able to identify the spark that lights their passion for learning.

Our children are challenged but nurtured in all aspects of their busy school lives. Their achievements are remarkable but the most important things in education are largely immeasurable; The Downs is concerned with character and our primary aim is to encourage each Charltonian to be a confident, well-rounded, civilised individual who will unreservedly embrace such qualities as respect, integrity, tolerance, kindness and courage.

We would be delighted to welcome you to The Downs. I would be very pleased to meet you, and our children would be eager to show you around their school. We enjoy an excellent national reputation but despite this age of informative multi-media technology my experience is that it is very difficult for parents to properly understand the differences between schools. I genuinely believe that as soon as you enter our gates you will begin to appreciate what distinguishes The Downs from others.

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Admissions

Our Admissions department looks after every aspect of the admission process for our pupils.

Whether it is for a prospectus, to arrange a visit or to join us on one of our Open Days or to simply answer any question you may have about life at The Downs School - please do not hesitate to get in touch with our admissions department, who will be delighted to help.

Reviews & Testimonials

We are delighted to share with you the latest Independent Schools Inspectorate Report for the Downs Preparatory School from September 2017

"Both our boys have amazing lasting memories of life at the Downs Preparatory School."
"From the moment we attended the Open Day, both our children have absolutely loved The Downs School. Two years on, they are up and ready each morning, both cheerful and eager at the thought of their day ahead. The teachers' commitment to the children is beyond excellent, and you can rely on a careful and considered response to any concerns you may have with your children’s progress."
"The pastoral care and overall support the school provide is thoroughly reassuring and professionally delivered. Whether it is sports, the arts or academic pursuits, your child will be helped to find their strengths very quickly and those strengths will be nurtured. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Downs to any prospective parent and have done so on many occasions."
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"Days at School are better than days at home."
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Employment Opportunities


The Downs Preparatory School is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are currently looking for the following staff:

RECEPTIONIST (3 days per week)

Receptionist (part-time) Job Description – Sept 2018

Please find below a General Letter of Introduction from our Headmaster which is relevant to all roles and individual job descriptions for each position. Please use the Application Form for Support Staff for all roles except Teachers and Teaching Assistants, for which there is a separate Application Form attached.

Application Form SUPPORT STAFF
Application Form TEACHING

General Letter from the Headmaster for All Job Roles

Please refer to the following policies under GENERAL INFORMATION - SCHOOL POLICIES

For further details please contact HR Administrator on 01275 852008 or recruitment@thedownsschool.co.uk

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