Admissions and Prospectus


School entrance

Children enter our Foundation Stage at the beginning of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls.  All children born between 1st September and 31st August will start at The Downley School in September, either full time or part time as preferred.

  • Children who are five between 1st September and 31st December inclusive must begin as full time (08.45 a.m.-3.00 p.m.) pupils in the autumn term.
  • Children who are five between 1st January and 30th April inclusive have the option to start full time from September, or continue part time (08.45 a.m.-12 noon) if preferred until January.
  • Children who are five between 1st May and 31st August inclusive have the option to start full time from September, or continue part time if preferred until January or April.

On completion of their foundation year the children progress through Key Stage 1 and then through Key Stage 2 when they leave us and move on to the secondary phase of their education.

In the event of the number of applications for places at the school exceeding the number of places available, the criteria laid down by Buckinghamshire County Council will be followed in the allocation of places.  Full details of the admissions procedures are available both in the Bucks County Council booklet "Admission to Buckinghamshire Primary Schools - Guide for Parents" and on the council website at

Click on this link to check whether your address is in the catchment area for The Downley School

The Downley School welcomes, and currently supports, pupils with disabilities for whom we are deemed to be the most appropriate school.  Where necessary the curriculum content and delivery is adapted to make it full accessible to all pupils.  We are equipped with a disabled toilet and changing facilities and whilst the school is on two floors there is access to the upper floor via a lift.  All parts of the school are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

To register an interest in the school or to book an appointment to view the school, please contact Mrs Livarski in the school office via email at or telephone 01494 527033.



  1. Prospectus Jan-17