Welcome to Downs Infant School

Whether you are a parent, child, friend, neighbour or visitor, we want you to feel welcome and valued at Downs Infant School.

We believe that everyone here is unique and special.  We pride ourselves on helping our children to be individuals and to value the individuality of others.  Our ethos is underpinned by our core values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Inclusion
  • Creativity
  • Care

We link these values to the wider values of the society in which we live:

  • Democracy
  • Respect for the law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance

and we help equip children with the understanding and skills they need to embody these values through our work with our ‘Learning Heroes’.

We have high aspirations for our children, and we work in partnership with parents to ensure all children make good progress from where they are.

If you are a parent and have questions about your child’s education, please talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance – this is the person in school who will know your child best.

If you are looking for a place for your child, please contact the office who can advise on visits to the school.

We believe that Downs is a special place, and we enjoy the learning adventure with the children we are privileged to carry as ‘precious cargo’ through our school.


As a welcoming, inclusive school, we take our responsibilities to promote equality very seriously. We are committed to ensuring that no-one in the school community is treated less favourably for reasons of their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or maternity.
To ensure this, our School Development Plan links to equalities objectives under every heading, and we seek to challenge any discrimination, intended or not, through the every day work of the school. Please see our School Development Plan for more details.

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