Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

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. We provide all children with opportunities to achieve the best that they can. 

What makes Downs View School Unique?

U – united as a team, pastoral support for all stakeholders

N- nurturing needs across the school

 I -innovative and creative

Q-quality first teaching

U-understanding and inclusive

E-engaging and full of excitement and energy for all

Our bespoke inclusive curriculum which is ever evolving around the current school profile provides opportunities for all children to develop the essential knowledge and skills which as the foundations for life.

This curriculum provides equality for all; high expectations of all groups aim to diminish any significant differences.It is cumulative and is clearly sequenced to ensure progression from starting points through each year. 

All leaders will seek out relevant and meaningful opportunities to ensure that the planning and teaching equips children with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to thrive as citizens within the locality and beyond. 

Our curriculum:

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



If yes, then now is the time to find out about the best opportunities that your local schools have to offer, with your application due to be sent in by January 2020.  Before you make your choice, please come and visit Downs View Infant School & Kennington CE Academy who are working in close partnership to give your child the best educational opportunities for the next 7 years.

Downs View Infant school is an Outstanding three form entry Infant School within the heart of Kennington. The school is recognised for its child centred ethos and pupil outcomes which are in line or above National standards for many years. Kennington CE Academy was rated Good with outstanding elements by OFSTED and rated Good from SIAMS as a church school in 2017, recognising significant improvement in leadership and pupil outcomes which are above the National standards in all areas for attainment.  It is one of the top Church of England schools in Aquila for achievement and has the best outcomes in writing across Ashford.

Both Downs View and Kennington strive for high standards whilst putting the children at the heart of everything we do. Our excellent teaching and pastoral care enables children to thrive and learn in stimulating environments where the curriculum is enriched with real and purposeful learning.  Outdoor learning is high on our agenda and with our amazing grounds makes teaching and learning exciting and inspiring.

Sound too good to be true?  Well why not come and see for yourself, whilst watching our outstanding teaching and learning in action.

We are hosting joint open sessions which will begin at Downs View on:
Wednesday 9th October 1.30pm

Thursday 31st October 9.15am

Wednesday 13th November 1.30pm

Wednesday 20th November 6.00pm

Thursday 28th November 9.15am

Wednesday 8th January 1.30pm

We wholeheartedly welcome you to our schools. We look forward to meeting you at one of the above dates, where you will have a guided tour by Senior Leaders and/or children and have a chance to meet our inspiring teachers and happy children. Please allow at least an hour for your visit.

Your child(ren) are of course welcome to join you!

Please call or email to let us know you are coming:

Downs View 01233 632339 Mrs Tracy Kent, Headteacher

Kennington 01233 623744 Mrs Lynn Seal, Headteacher


Key Contacts

Special Educational Needs: Mrs Somervile is our Senco.  She can be contacted via the main office.

Queries: Please contact either Mrs Kent or Mrs Collins regarding any queries you may have. You can contact them via the main office.

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!

Download the Downs View Prospectus

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.



Term Dates 2019/20

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.


Contact Us

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



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