To maintain a small, family-based, co-educational preparatory school for day-pupils and boarders aged 3 months - 13 years.
To foster a social awareness and mutual respect in all members of The Downs community.To develop each individual pupil to his/her potential, by providing an appropriate and balanced curriculum and extra-curricular activities in a co-educational environment encouraging both success and satisfaction.
To prepare all pupils for their next stage of education as well as for life thereafter, by developing and extending them academically, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically incorporating some of the values of the original Quaker founders of the school.
To foster excellent links with families, carers and the wider community.
To maintain the school on a sound economic footing, ensuring that a realistic percentage of the annual fee income can be set aside for ongoing capital development.
To be recognised as one of the leading co-educational preparatory schools in the country acknowledged for its caring atmosphere, concern for others and to help pupils to be of service to their community.
Welcome from the Headmaster
Nestling in a valley between the wooded slopes of the Malvern Hills, The Downs School has been offering children the opportunity to make the most of their childhood for over 100 years.
It has always been the school's resolution that the children who attend The Downs should develop confidence in thought, eloquence in expression, sincerity in feeling and honesty in endevour.
There is so much to be learned, so much that can be accomplished, and its our delight that we can strive to ensure that each pupil fulfils his or her own individual promise. I do hope that our website gives you a taste of the school and that you feel it may offer your children the quality of all round education to which you aspire.
If you would like to make an appointment to visit us please contact my secretary who would be pleased to arrange an appointment for you.
Alastair Ramsay M.Sc., B.Ed (Hons), Reading