Our School

 

The Downley School is a large primary school offering the very best learning opportunities for our pupils in a Chilterns village setting of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A warm and friendly atmosphere pervades throughout the whole school as everyone feels extremely fortunate to be a part of this exciting, progressive and caring community.

 

  

 

Our facilities are excellent. We have a modern, well resourced building which includes a large hall, a music/drama studio, an art room, a library, a food tech room and a computer suite as well as fourteen classrooms all with the most wonderful views over fields and countryside of West Wycombe. We have also have an additional building which serves as a restaurant for our children to enjoy healthy hot lunches.

 

 

 
 

Our outdoor environment takes your breath away. Children love being outside and outdoor learning is embedded within our curriculum. As well as our two large playgrounds, we have a huge grassed area, an outdoor classroom, a story telling area (with toadstools to sit on), an adventure trail, a beautiful pond area and our very own woodland dell. Children have worked hard with adults to create raised beds in which to grow vegetables and other plants. You may even get a taster if you visit at the right time of year!


 

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Our school is a happy environment. We have a 'Values-Based' curriculum and the children enjoy coming to school. Relationships between staff, pupils, parents, governors and the wider community are positive and caring. The teachers are highly motivated, skilled professionals who consistently encourage every child to achieve their best in all areas of school life. We also have the most wonderful support staff throughout the school. Our children make very good progress and are confident, polite and enthusiastic young people. They leave us with higher than average academic achievements and, just as importantly, are keen to continue their learning as respectful and responsible young citizens.

 

 

The vision statement to which everyone contributed says it all...

 

Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together