New Reception 2020


Hi I’m Mrs Kent, Headteacher here at Downs View.

Tracy Kent, Head Teacher

We are so looking forward to meeting you all as soon as the Government says it is safe for us to do so. If you have received your offer letter from KCC, please confirm your place with us as soon as possible by emailing or sending it by post.  You will then be sent an introductory letter via email (or letter by post) explaining the next steps. If you haven’t received this letter, click here  but please contact the office as other useful information, including our admission booklet has been sent to you.

We have lots of remote activities ready for you to do with your child at home to prepare them for school. Within this tab, there are lots of different links for you to use. There will be lots added regularly, so please keep checking!

I want to reassure you that we will ensure that all information normally given face to face will be given virtually until we open our doors to you! This will:

  • Enable you and your child to get to know Downs View School and key adults
  • Ensure that your child will get to understand what is expected of them when in school and begin to adjust to these changes
  • Enable Downs View staff to prepare for your child and their interests and needs
  • Ensure that you and your child have an opportunity to ask any questions and have these answered

Please find a flavour of Downs View here on the link below as a starting point for you to talk with your child together at home about the exciting journey ahead of starting school:

An introduction to Downs View 

Please watch this video together too featuring our children telling you all about the excitement your child will have at Downs View:

We also have a Facebook page are will keep you updated and you will see lots of teachers and TAs reading stories for you to enjoy with your child too.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us via email: or call 01233 632339.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Kent