Aspire, Achieve and Thrive

Welcome from the Headteacher

On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governors, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Downland School. We are a happy, vibrant and successful community where every individual’s successes are celebrated.

Downland is a co-educational special school for pupils aged 10 to 16. Pupils join us with a wide range of different needs and we provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment which allows everyone to achieve their best. We want our pupils to leave us as self-confident individuals who are ready to embrace their future and the wider world independently and with confidence.

Our core aim is to ensure our pupils are focussed on learning and developing personal skills and qualities that allow them to reach their full potential. We celebrate success, focus on reward and promote engagement.

Our school is staffed by a dedicated team of qualified teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. All are skilled practitioners who work hard to develop and deliver our curriculum and ensure that all aspects of our pupils needs are met. Additionally, we invest in on site therapy to promote and secure mental health well-being for all.

I hope that our website captures the spirit of Downland and provides you with an insight into our school. Where a place is being considered for your child, we are happy to arrange visits to meet our pupils and staff, and look forward to welcoming you to experience for yourself, the quality of education we provide.

Our mission statement is Aspire, Achieve and Thrive.

Mrs Georgina Keily-Theobald