Aims & Values

Downey House front of school building

At Downey House we aim to provide a holistic approach to learning where not only are the children’s learning requirements met but also their physical, social and emotional needs too, this is underpinned by our core values of Opportunity, Diversity and Excellence.



We believe that children have the right to learn in a safe and secure environment. We provide each child with the opportunity to develop their full potential. Our small class sizes allow teachers to provide tailored and individual support.

Children gain a deeper learning experience through the provision of specialist teachers in Drama, French, Music, PE & Games and learning support. Classroom learning is also supplemented by the use of the outside environment in the school grounds, educational visits and residentials.


Downey House is a co-educational, non-denominational school, which welcomes children of all backgrounds irrespective of race, nationality or religion. We pride ourselves on providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment. 

We believe that children develop cognitively, emotionally and physically at different speeds depending on the individual child. Due to our small class sizes we are able to adapt teaching strategies and be flexible in our approach to account for these differences and ensure each child reaches their full potential. 


We believe that every child has the potential to achieve excellent results. For some this can be measured academically, for others it might be on the stage, in music or in sport. For others excellence is measured in terms of progress and development.

At Downey House each child is exposed to a range of opportunities and is encouraged and challenged to be the best that they can be. 

Three Downey House pupil in classroom
Downey House PE lesson outside
Downey House pupils in gymnasium
Downey Outdoor Classroom

Admissions open September 2022

Downey House pupils in classroom

We are now accepting applications for September 2022, we also take admissions throughout the academic year if places are available. If you’d like more information or to arrange a visit please call 02890 286660, email or apply below:

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