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Downshall Primary School
Meads Lane, Seven Kings, IG3 8UG, UK Ilford
+44 (0)2085-902157

Brief Background of school

At the close of the last century, Sir Archibald Cameron-Corbett, MP built the Seven Kings estate to provide houses for people expected to commute and work in London. Both Goodmayes station and Seven Kings station were built at this time. To meet the educational needs of the children a school was opened. As time passed, this school was no longer able to meet the needs of the area and in the early 1930's the Downshall Junior school was built, now the Downshall centre. During the war, the school not only survived bombs falling nearby, but it managed to remain open most of the time. 

Today the school still largely serves the area for which it was built though some children do attend from outside an area bounded by the Benton Road, Elgin Rd, and Ley Street. The new school has been built on the old Seven Kings Lower site. We moved into our new premises in September 1994 and evolved from a Junior School to a Primary School. Downshall Primary School is a county primary co-educational day school.


Our primary school is  two form of entry. The children are organised in year groups. There are 14 classes with approximately 30 pupils in each class. This is reviewed periodically. The nursery has 60 part-time places and is taking children from the catchment area. From September 2002, all classes have been situated within the main school, leaving two mobile classrooms free as additional teaching areas.


We believe that children learn most effectively when they are interested in and see the relevance of what they do. We place emphasis upon children's active participation in a variety  of learning experiences, a relevant visit, a speaker who comes into the school or children working on small group investigations.

The Foundation Stage curriculum is organised under six Early Learning Goals:-

Communication -language and litercy, Mathematics, Physical skills, Knowledge of the world, Creative activities and Personal, social and emotional development. Work is planned under a topic heading with skill development focus for each area in order that pupils can work towards the Early Learning Goals.

Key Stages 1 & 2 plan work according to the revised National Curriculum 2000. The core areas are English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology and R.E. which together with the foundation areas of history, Geography, art, music, PE, games, design technology, health and personal social education and citizenship help support several curriculum areas in the development of skills.

The National Literacy Project has been in place since 1998 and The National Numeracy Project since 1999, the framework of both are now followed by all classes.

The school has an ICT Room which allows us to undertake work as a whole class and we also have at least one networked computer in each classroom. Information technology skills are highly valued.

Hours spent teaching, excluding assemblies and breaks are:-

Key Stage 1          22.25 hours                                   Key Stage 2            23.5 hours

Special Educational Needs

The school has a SEN policy under which pupil's needs are assessed. Extra support from within the school's resources may be given. Parents are involved at early stages and help work on Individual Education Plans. Sometimes outside agencies may be involved in supporting pupils.

Sporting Aims

We aim to provide every pupil with the opportunity to develop body awareness and co-ordination, gain a basic foundation for a variety of games skills and understand the rudiments of team games. Pupils have games sessions each week and there are also opportunities for out of school clubs.

Musical Instruments

Children have the opportunity to play a variety of musical instruments. These include:

Violin/viola  and cello in Years 2 and 3

Woodwind and Brass from Year 4 and also piano if they have a piano or organ available at home.

Availability of instruments to hire and music teacher's time can result in children being put on a waiting list. Fees are paid directly to the Music School.

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