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Downsend School

Downsend School

1 Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8TJ, Surrey

01372 372197



Downsend School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1891
Headmaster Mr Ian Thorpe
Date Appointed 2013
Co-ed Age Range 2-13 years
Number of pupils 670
Day fees per annum £11,970 - £17,985
Associations IAPS

Downsend is a forward-thinking, innovative independent school shortlisted and finalist in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards. We prepare our children for the future with a creative and problem-solving approach to learning that not only inspires but fosters bravery, sparks imagination, celebrates innovation and creates opportunity every day. From nursery through to GCSEs, we provide the skills, motivation and inspiration for our students to be successful throughout their school journey and beyond.

We pride ourselves on opening young minds to learning at Downsend. Downsend is an established, academic school which is dynamic and contemporary. We provide each child with a broad education, through experiencing a vibrant school life that extends beyond the classroom, and provides outstanding academic development. We encourage our pupils to become well-rounded individuals in a modern society.

Children enjoy interactive lessons and are introduced to a varied and specialised curriculum from Year 2 and experience working with specialist teachers in Games, Music, Food Technology and Textiles. From Year 6 children are taught by subject specialists, who maximise each child’s potential and ensure continuity and progress.

For those who enjoy sport and creative arts we have excellent facilities including cricket, football and rugby pitches, tennis and netball courts, Astroturf pitch for hockey, indoor swimming pool and a sports hall and pavilion. We have a Music Suite for orchestras, choirs, jazz & rock bands and a Drama room with termly productions.

However your child is keen to develop their skills, our school buzzes with opportunity and a sense of achievement and supports children to develop in their chosen areas.