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Headteacher: Paula Carlton

Downton CofE VA Primary School

"Valuing Faith in Children and Education"



In the interests of pupil safety, parents are requested not to drive into Gravel Close, but park in the Borough away from the junction with Gravel Close, using the Co-op store car park wherever possible.  

The school, in partnership with parents and the local community, is trying to address the problem of traffic congestion in the village. Our transport group has helped to improve crossing facilities in the village and have secured funding for bicycle sheds. Our next aim is to provide people shelters and a safer waiting area.

PLEASE help keep our children safe and do not use Gravel Close to drop off your children.


We link our school with the 'Churches together in Downton' in a variety of ways and recently asked parents for their views on what is important about Downton being a Church of England School.

In particular, the ministers from St Laurence's Church andDownton Baptist Church come into school at least once a week to lead the whole school in Worship.  There are whole school services at St Laurence's church to celebrate important dates such as our Leavers' Service.

In RE several classes visit the churches to look at the buildings, special places within the churches, the churchyard and special artefacts.

We have special Worship to recognise important dates in the church calendar and we are learning about other religions.


We take up opportunities to participate in a variety of workshops and take part in projects offered to schools by Salisbury Cathedral such as the schools' outreach singing. 

Our local links

The school is at the heart of the vibrant village of Downton and the children are involved in various aspects of the Community.