Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome from the Headteacher

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 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 get to know both schools. Although due to Covid you are unable to visit our schools and see us in action. We hope that you can soak up our positive, child-centred ethos using the following links:

Reception children tell you about Downs View:


A presentation about our school and Kennington Academy:


Downs View is a place where children have a love for learning and thrive! I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Tracy Kent