Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Downs View Infant School

Altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!

Every child matters, every child succeeds…..

Our Mission Statement:

At Downs View Infant School we inspire curiosity through:

  • Our innovative, creative and personalised curriculum
  • Providing a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment
  • Experiences which develop individuality and self-belief
  • Empowering children to flourish within our school and wider community building a love for lifelong learning.
Tracy Kent, Head Teacher


I am Mrs Kent, Headteacher here at Downs View. It is  a pleasure to be the Headteacher here. I have worked here for 13 years, with 6 of these as Headteacher. There is no other place I would rather be than seeing children grow each day in so many ways. I have an amazing team of staff who thrive in being part of each child’s unique journey.

If you are a prospective parent please see the link below for details or tours at our school:

If you click on the Reception 2020 tab, there are lots of useful information to welcome and support you in preparing your child for starting at Downs View.

We have welcomed back year 1 and 2 children on Thursday 3rd September.  All details can be found within the following leaflet.  We hope the videos (links below) will provide you with extra guidance too. 

Parent and child guidance leaflet Reception and Snow Leopards video –   Penguins and Polar Bears video​ – Year One video


If you need to contact the school please email: or by calling 01233 632339 or calling Sam our Family Liaison Officer on 07884866105. 

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!

Key Contacts

Special Educational Needs: Mrs Somerville 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



Click the link above to view our calendar events.