About Us

Welcome  to Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery.

We are a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 2-11 years. The school is non-selective, there is no entrance exam. Our aim is to help all children, regardless of academic ability, to reach their maximum potential. Schemes of work are differentiated and are written to suit the needs of each individual pupil, whether they have a special need and require additional help or are academically gifted and need more challenging programmes of study. We also believe that learning should be fun  and that children should come to school  looking forward to each new day.

In March 2009 the school was inspected by Ofsted and was graded as  ‘Outstanding’. The report stated - 

Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery provides outstanding education and care for its pupils. Pupils flourish, are happy to be at the school and are motivated to learn.

In December 2014 the school was inspected by Ofsted once again under their new regime. The report stated - 

An outstanding range of learning activities engages and motivates pupils to learn exceptionally well. Consequently their achievement is outstanding.

In February 2015 the nursery was inspected by Ofsted. The report stated - 

Adults provide all children with inspiring activities that spark their interest and curiosity. Consequently, children are highly motivated and benefit significantly from the outstanding teaching they receive during their play.

If you would like to visit the school, I would be very pleased to meet you and show you around. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Judged by Ofsted to be OUTSTANDING in March 2009 and OUTSTANDING in ALL Areas in November 2014. See the full report on the Ofsted website.