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Alison Small

Downton CofE VA Primary School

"Valuing Faith in Children and Education"

Building work at Downton Primary School

The proposed development is to change the use of part of the Memorial Gardens to provide an enlarged playground area, incorporating a hard games court area. 

Two new classrooms will be built in a 2 storey extension and the main hall will be extended.

Click here for our New Build page. (updated Friday 8th December),


On behalf of all the children, staff and Governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to Downton CE Primary School.  I hope you enjoy reading about our exciting, vibrant, creative and enthusiastic learning community. We are situated in the heart of a lovely village and, as a school, we very much enjoy being part of a busy community and have close links with both St Laurence’s Church and the Baptist Church.

As you will see by the class blogs there are many interesting and exciting events happening in school every day and all the children thrive in this well-focussed, high quality learning environment. Children enjoy a curriculum that is broad, exciting, engaging and embraces a diversity of interests. Through a balance of challenge and support they learn to persevere in all that they do. We aim to prepare our children for a lifelong learning journey and their future in a complex world. Read more...


Downton Primary School have been awarded the prestigious "Green Flag" by Eco-Schools.  This award reflects the focused hard work and caring attitude of the entire school community (past and present) towards looking after the environment both near and far for today and future generations.


As well as milk bottle tops and batteries, we are now collecting shampoo bottles for recycling.  Please deposit clean empty bottles in the box in the school office.  THANK YOU!


With the help of our  Polar STEM  Ambassador Alan Roper, this year at DPS we are learning about ANTARCTICA.  We have designed flags to be placed at the South Pole! (See the Eco-council page new photos courtesy of BAS).


This term our worship focus is Creativity 


We now have a vacancy for a Midday Supervisor
check out our Vacancies page .

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