Term Dates

Brighton and Hove school holiday dates can be found here: 


School INSETs for 2022-23 (agreed with Downs Juniors):  School is CLOSED to pupils on these dates.

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September 2022

Monday 31st October 2022

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Friday 26th May 2023


School INSETs for 2023-24 (agreed with Downs Juniors): School is CLOSED to children on these dates.

Friday 1st and Monday 4th September 2023

Monday 30 October 2023

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Friday 24 May 2024

School Day

The school day begins at 8.45 and ends at 3pm.  This gives 31 and a quarter compulsory hours in school each week.


Downs Infant School Overview of Trips and Events 

These are the types of things we USUALLY do.  We hope this gives you a rough flavour of to what to expect.



Year 1

Year 2

Whole School

Autumn 1

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Local geography walk (free)

Great Fire of London (dress up and donation for Rainbow Theatre)


Harvest City Mission (food donations)


Autumn 2

Autumn Walk (free)

Nursery Rhyme Tea Party (dress up)

Super hero day (dress up)

Synagogue Trip (donation for transport)

Antibullying (dress in blue/odd socks - we will let you know)

Christmas performances (costumes)

Christmas Jumper Day (donations of items for the Fair)

Elf Yourself (dress up and donations for charity)

Spring 1


Transport Trip (donation)


Church visit (free)

Pavilion Trip (donation)

Charity TBA - donation

Spring 2

Space Day (dress up)

Trip TBC

Children’s Parade and Let’s Dance (tickets)

World Book Day (dress up and donation of pre-loved books for sharing/library)

Summer 1

Lady Land Farm (donation)



Theatre Trip (donation)

Science Day

Challenge Gender Stereotype Day

Charity TBA - donation

Summer 2

Topic themed show (donation) and day (dress up) (in the past this has been pirates)

Beach trip (donation)

Year 2 Show (costumes)

Healthy Week – various activities some of which need dress up and some donations

Sports Days and Splash Day