High Elms Road, Downe, Orpington, Kent BR6 7JN
10 reasons to choose Downe Primary School
Downe Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Orpington and one of the 10 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Downe Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 15 members of The Pioneer Academy. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2011) inspection.
Average class size
Downe Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 20 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Downe Primary School ranks in the top 23% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 20% of schools.
The Downe Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Downe Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Downe Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.50am to 3.20pm though before and after school clubs may extend the day from 8.00am to 4.30pm.
Find another school near Downe Primary School
Bromley High School (5.3 miles); Radnor House, Sevenoaks (Combe Bank School) (6 miles).
Darrick Wood School (2.8 miles); Newstead Wood School (3.2 miles); Hayes School (3.6 miles).