Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Amazing results acknowledged… 

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.

 

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What’s on this week

Saturday

Boot Fair on school field, more information below
Boots from 7am, gates open at 7.30am for buyers

Monday

Kennington CE Academy Disco 5.30pm for year 2 children

Tuesday
Informal parent afternoon between 3.00pm and 4.00 pm.  For parents who wish to discuss their child’s report/progress.  Just turn up!

Wednesday
Year 2 end of year show 1.30pm in hall, all parents of year 2 children welcome – Year 2 children to bring party clothes to wear for the show

Thursday
Birthday assembly for children with Birthdays in July and August.

Friday
Inset Day – no children in school

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‘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

Headteacher

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

Your Views

We value your views about our school and therefore invite you to share your opinions, using the link below:
http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

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.
 

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Contact Us

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

 

Our Values

Altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!

 

Calendar

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