Welcome to Downs Infant School

Whether you are a parent, child, friend, neighbour or visitor, we want you to feel welcome and valued at Downs Infant School.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a welcoming and inclusive school community where children can be happy and excited about their opportunities. We want to give children a voice and a feeling of worth. We nurture a culture of wanting to learn, and an ‘I can do it!’ attitude.

Mission Statement

We do this by:

  • Ensuring children feel cared for, and teaching them to care for others.
  • Providing creative opportunities for children’s learning in all areas.
  • Greeting children’s achievements and efforts with enthusiasm and encouragement.
  • Welcoming and celebrating the diversity in our school community while challenging stereotypes and assumptions that might limit ambition for our children.
  • Giving all children a voice through class circle times, a school council, and a staff team who listen.
  • Relentlessly championing the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.
  • Working in partnership with our local community, including our parents and carers.
  • Thinking outside the box and trying new things for the benefit of our children and families.

Values (Our A, B, Cs)

Ambition, Belonging, Creativity, Diversity, Empathy, Flexibility


If you are a parent and have questions about your child’s education, please talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance – this is the person in school who will know your child best.

If you are looking for a place for your child, please contact the office who can advise on visits to the school.

For information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please contact our SENCo,  Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion, Jon Hughes on 01273 099854 or via the office.

If you would like printed copies of any information contained on the website, please contact the office, who will be able to provide these.

As a welcoming, inclusive school, we take our responsibilities to promote equality very seriously. We are committed to ensuring that no-one in the school community is treated less favourably for reasons of their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or maternity.

School Uniform

As an inclusive school we don't want clothing to be a barrier to a great education!  All our uniform is OPTIONAL and all can be purchased from any high street retailer, with the exception of an optional school badge which is £1.50 from the school office.

Uniform is not gender specific.

Grey shorts, skirt, trousers or pinafore (jogging bottoms are encouraged especially in Reception)

White polo shirt, shirt or tee-shirt

Dark green sweatshirt, hoody, jumper or cardigan

White, grey, black or green socks or tights

Sensible shoes or trainers (no crocs or flipflops please)

Children should have a coat in school (any coat is fine) and in the Summer, a sunhat and named suncream which we can help them apply.


PE clothes are shorts/leggings and a tee-shirt from any high street retailer.  Indoor PE is done in bare feet and outside PE in trainers or plimsols.

If uniform is not worn, please ensure that your child attends in clothes that they can move safely and comfortably in, and that they are not precious.