Headteacher: Mr R Calderwood - It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to The Downs Primary School and Nursery. We take great pride in serving our local community and aim to provide the best possible education for all of our pupils. We are a two-form entry school located close to the centre of Harlow. Despite being so close to the town centre, we benefit from being situated on large and beautiful grounds.
All of our staff believe that education goes well beyond our classrooms and timetabled lessons. By providing positive, memorable experiences of school we aim to foster a love of education within our children which will hold them in good stead as they move beyond primary school. In order to achieve this, children are put at the heart of everything we do: we work hard to nurture all of our children; we do our utmost to create an environment where children are safe; and we promote and model strong values for children to live by.
We actively encourage parents to become involved in their children’s education and firmly believe that a strong collaboration between home and school is key to helping our children flourish. Our school staff are incredibly committed to this and are always on hand to support parents in supporting their children, as well as offering additional opportunities to learn from and work alongside us. By working together as a school family, we can ensure that children are both happy and successful in school.
Whilst there is a great deal of information available on our website, I do encourage parents to feel free to get in touch and speak to me or any of our staff if you have any further questions. Alternatively, if you would like to come and see our fantastic school – and our happy, confident school community - please feel free to make an appointment to visit us: you will be made most welcome.