Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

News from Downs View

Read our latest newsletter | Monday – Snow Leopards Book Look  | Thursday – Book Look for all other classes |


Term Dates 2016/17

As an outstanding school Downs View have achieved ‘National Teaching School’ status.

We work as a member of the Ashford Teaching Alliance with Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary, Sellindge Primary, Highworth Grammar, Brockhill Park Secondary and Goldwyn Special School.


December 2017

8 December

1 December

November 2017

24 November

17 November

10 November

3 November

Christmas performances – Tickets will not be issued for this event as your names will be ticked off at the door against a register of those who have requested seats. We are now in a position to allocate extra tickets, if you require an extra ticket please contact Helen either by coming to the school office or by telephoning. Please ensure all costumes are in by Monday
Tuesday 12thYear 2 Christmas production, A Midwife Crisis,  9.15am and 2.00pm
Wednesday 13thYear R Christmas production, A Wriggly Nativity 9.15am and 2.15pm
Thursday 14thYear 1 Christmas production, A King is Born 9.15am and 2.00pm
Friday 15th·       Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in December invited 9.05am

·      We are not taking part in National Christmas Jumper day as we will be having a dress down day on the 19th when we have Christmas dinner


We welcome your views. Please can you complete the Ofsted questionnaire. You can read our current Parent View results (as of November 2017) and read our amazing results Inspection Data Summary


‘Altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!’

Head Teacher: Mrs Tracy Kent

Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs Sarah Collins

 Welcome to our School!

Downs View is a three form entry Outstanding Infant School on the outskirts of Ashford, where pupils are very happy, feel very safe and healthy, and achieve exceptionally well to attain high standards. Parents appreciate the outstanding care, guidance and exceptional support pupils receive including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

It is not just academic standards that are high. Pupil’s personal development is as outstanding as their academic progress. Their good and sometimes outstanding behaviour as well as above-average attendance reflect pupils desire to learn at school.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the five outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters. We provide a topic based curriculum which:

  • focuses on the development of basic skills
  • is creative
  • fosters life long learning
  • enhances levels of well-being for all children
  • enables every child to achieve their full potential
  • celebrates diversity
  • ensures personalised learning
  • provides real life experiences
  • encompasses outdoor learning opportunities
  • encourages parental involvement I
  • is fun!

Welcome from the Headteacher

Tracy Kent Head Teacher
Tracy Kent
Head Teacher

Hello and welcome to Downs View! My name is Mrs Tracy Kent and I am delighted to be the Headteacher of such an amazing team and family!

I have been Headteacher for 3 years . I was previously the Deputy Headteacher and SEN Co for 6 years, here at Downs View.  I feel honoured to be one of the only 2 Infant schools in Ashford, providing a nurturing and positive environment for your child to begin their primary education. I firmly believe that these first years are the crucial years to build the foundations for the future.  We ensure we invest time in getting to know you and your child before they start school so that we can begin their learning journey from their unique starting point.  The partnership with parents/carers is vital to support this journey.  We  listen and learn from every child’s first educators – you the parent/carers!  

We work very closely with Kennington Academy where children continue their education from year 3 to year 6, ensuring that there is a seamless transition between both schools. There is an application process but every child who applies and has attended Downs View is guaranteed a place.

We welcome prospective parents and your children to both schools to see us in action and soak up our positive, child-centred ethos where children have a love for learning and thrive!  

I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Tracy Kent


More information about our school

Our Ofsted inspection of June 2011 evaluated our provision as Outstanding.  We are very proud of this achievement and we encourage you to read the report by clicking on the attachment below:
Ofsted Report 2011

For further information about our school, please click on the link below to view the School Prospectus, or arrange a time to come and visit us!
Downs View Prospectus


1. Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

2. Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

3. Personal development, Behaviour & Welfare

4. Outcomes for Pupils

*To strengthen subject leadership to improve outcomes for pupils and assessment of standards in foundation subjects.

*Embed Mastery Maths within EYFS

*Attendance will be outstanding (96%+) by the end of the year.

* Accelerate progress from starting points for children starting below expectations in language and communication and personal, social and emotional development.

*To strengthen the governors’ strategic knowledge and understanding of the school’s priorities and milestones.

*To phase in the new RE Kent syllabus to KS1.

*To provide personalised support for families to enhance the welfare of pupils in school and at home.

*Diminishing the difference at end of Year 1 in reading, writing and Maths and end of year 2 in writing to ensure outcomes are above the national (compared to ‘other’ pupils) for disadvantaged pupils.

* For all leaders to use research and professional development to strengthen innovative approaches for teaching and learning with a focus on mastery across all subjects/ phases.

*To ensure teaching and learning remains 100% Good + and at least 60% Outstanding.


*Raising attainment for boys and diminishing the gender difference in KS1 in Maths, Reading and Writing



*Strengthen outcomes for pupils at end of KS1 in writing to ensure that the attainment at the end of EYFS is maintained through pupils making accelerated progress. 


*To raise end of KS1 attainment for disadvantaged pupils to ensure that children achieving greater depth in writing are at least in line with national other pupils


Your Views

We value your views about our school and therefore invite you to share your opinions, using the link below:

We work in partnership with Kennington Church of England Academy, where the majority of our children continue their learning journey.
We are a member of the Ashford Teaching Alliance, which enables us to share our outstanding practice, provide training opportunities and enrichment activity days for children from other local schools.




Contact Us

Ball Lane
Ashford Kent
TN25 4PJ
Tel: 01233 632339
Fax: 01233 620559


Our Values

Altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!



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