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...all the local services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25...
Type of school: Primary
School category: Community
Age range of pupils: 3–11
Gender of pupils: Mixed
Number on roll (School total): 661
Chair: Mr Rajinder Dadial
Headteacher: Mr. Terrence Nairne
Deputy Head: Mrs. Leonie Daly
Business Manager: Mrs. Marina Kaloki
Downsell Primary School was formed in 2005 following the amalgamation of Downsell Infants and Downsell Junior Schools. Our ethos of respect and care for one another is very strong and underpins all we do. As a result, our children are friendly, well behaved and enthusiastic to learn.
We serve a very diverse multicultural community. We aim to recognise every child's individuality and give them the support, encouragement and challenge they need to fulfil their potential. As well as delivering a strong academic education, extra curricular activities such as football, choir and arts and crafts give children the opportunity to develop new interests and develop their social skills.
We are committed to raising standards and the cultivation of positive achievements and our talented staff have a shared commitment to achieving the best for the children. We continually strive to create a supportive school that both looks and feels welcoming. Our continual drive is to provide a high quality education for our children. We believe that this is achieved through a close and trusting relationship between home and school, working together at all times to promote the vision, aims and ethos of the school.
Our school blog is where we post current community, school and borough news. You can find it here.
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You can find our latest newsletter here.
Our school data, performance measures and our last Ofsted report can all be located by using the School Data drop-down menu at the top of every page.
To get an overview of our school web site you can use the Site Map button above from every page - helping you find your way around our growing school web site.
About our school:
Nearest Tube: Leyton (Central Line)
The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway on 22 August 1856 and was called "Low Leyton". It was renamed Leyton on 27 November 1868 by the Great Eastern Railway. The current station buildings largely date from the reconstruction of 1879, which saw the original level crossing replaced by a bridge.