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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Statutory Info

In September 2015 the Department of Education released the latest in a set of guidelines about what information schools have to publish on their websites. The required information is set out below

School contact details:

The Downley School

Faulkner Way
Downley
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 5AL

Interim Headteacher:

Ms F Taylor

Email:

office@thedownleyschool.co.uk

Admission arrangements:

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   http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/education/schools/admissions-and-moving-school/admission-to-primary-schools/

Click on this link to check whether your address is in the catchment area for The Downley School https://services.buckscc.gov.uk/school-admissions

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  the school office via email at office@downley.bucks.sch.uk or telephone 01494 527033.

Ofsted reports:

Our last full Ofsted inspection was in October 2007 when The Downley School was graded as 'Outstanding'. Click here to view the report

Ofsted conducted an interim review in early 2011. They noted that they were satisfied with our results and feedback and, as with many other schools with Outstanding status, would not be carrying out another inspection immediately.  Click here for their interim comment  

Ofsted also asks for opinions from parents regarding their experience of the Downley School via Parentview.  They query on 12 aspects from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Please click here to see results for the Downley School.

Exam and assessment results:

Performance tables

The Department for Education record data for all schools across the country.  If you would like to see official information on The Downley School please click here .

Curriculum:

Values and ethos:

'Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together'.

The Downley School Vision:

To equip every child with the knowledge and self-belief to be happy

Aims:

➢ To face challenges and be resilient

➢ To be inspired

➢ Appreciate diversity and embrace difference

➢ To be a community where they belong, take responsibility and contribute

➢ Know how to stay safe and healthy, both physically and mentally

➢ Be prepared

➢ Be independent

➢ Have a strong sense of right and wrong and act upon this

➢ Effectively communicate, seizing all opportunities

Ethos:

➢ Inclusive environment

➢ 21st century curriculum that is deep and rich

➢ Holistic approach

➢ Fun, exciting, kind, respectful

➢ Child centred

➢ High quality

➢ Learning and improving

➢ Bold and ambitious

➢ Safe

➢ Life long

Governor disclosure and interests:

Because the requirement is for a dedicated page showing information on each of our school’s governors this information can be found here  under the Governor tab which can be found under the Our School section of our website.

Requests for copies:

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on this website we will provide this free of charge.

School Policies and reports (click here)

Education Activity Insurance On & Off Site

Insurance Certificate