Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website! I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities and developments at The Downley School!

The Downley School is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and for the future.

Through our engaging values based curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum, where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. 

 'Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together'.

A 'values-based' approach to the curriculum and to all areas of school life pervades throughout the school. We explore a focus value each month, building an ethical vocabulary and a skill set to help us make the best of all opportunities in life by learning how to be the best we can be - and helping others to do the same. In May 2014, Dr Neil Hawkes, the founder of Values Based Education, presented the school with the International Values Based Education Trust Quality Mark in recognition of our outstanding values based work.

Our values based curriculum is exciting and innovative giving all pupils the opportunity to be successful, develop a wide range of skills including enterprise and, most importantly, enjoy their learning. Through project based learning, we promote high standards whilst fostering creativity and imagination so encouraging children to be self-motivated learners.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents and the local community. We are fortunate to be supported by a large and well-informed governing body and our PA is active throughout the year raising valuable funds for the school.

The school’s website contains a considerable amount of information and our students and staff regularly update its content. Indeed, you can see from our opening page how busy we are as a school. I would ask you to visit the website on a regular basis to find out about developments, or access up to date information about The Downley School. If you are unable to find what you want, or have some suggestions on how we can improve our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ms F Taylor

Interim Headteacher