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Downs Barn School

Welcome to the Downs Barn School website, which will give you all the information you need as a parent, carer or visitor to our school.  Downs Barn School is federated with Southwood School, sharing the same Governing Board and Leadership Team. 

In July, Downs Barn was rated as a Good school following our Ofsted Inspection.  There were many positive points in the report, including the fact that an overwhelming amount of parents and carers are complimentary about the school and how much children enjoy their topics.  The report also confirmed how safe and well supported children feel, as well as how happy children feel at school.  There were a number of areas for us to improve on and we will all be working hard as a team to make sure these areas see improvement this year.

At Downs Barn and Southwood, we have a vision that children should Achieve, Create, Enjoy, because Together Everyone Achieves More.  Our ACE TEAM vision is embedded in the 4Rs values that we share with the children, where we RESPECT one another, we build our RESILIENCE to challenges, we take RESPONSIBILITY for our actions and we REFLECT on our learning.

Children at Downs Barn are provided with a rich and exciting curriculum.  We have a focus on outside learning to interest and engage pupils and this is further developed through the Forest School learning which all pupils enjoy.  We also have a wide range of after school clubs on offer through the year to nurture sporting and artistic interests.

If you would like to come and visit the school, please contact the school office and we will arrange an appointment for you (please call 01908 604430).

Thank you for visiting the website.  Please take a few moments to look at the Blogging site (click on the pencils icon above), where all the classes share their learning through each term.

Mrs Kate Mathews

Headteacher