Learning together, learning for life
Learning together, learning for life
Learning together, learning for life
Learning together, learning for life
Learning together, learning for life


from the headteacher

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At the Downs, we give all our students the very best start in life; to help them develop into well-rounded young adults able to venture into a rapidly changing world with confidence and determination. These principles are summed up in our vision ‘to prepare today’s young people for the world of tomorrow’.


School performance and statistics

5 passes at grade 4 GCSE inc. English

A*-B grades at A Levels in 2018

grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths


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TDS_COMPTON - December 4
is one of 3 local schools (including The Downs) that work together to provide a seamless education from 4-18. If your child starts school in Sept 19, come to Beedon's 'Christmas Craft afternoon' on Dec 13, meet the team and tour the school. Contact 01635 248284.
TDS_COMPTON - December 4
Yr 10 Creative iMedia students were runners up in the recent ‘Festival of Digital Disruption’ which took place in Reading Town Hall. A celebration of digital creativity and innovation, the event inspired those with a creative leaning on tech based careers. Well done! https://t.co/0eTLBcH3c0
TDS_COMPTON - November 28
Eight Year 8 girls have attended DigiGirlz at Microsoft's Reading campus. After a motivational talk from Cindy Rose, Microsoft CEO, they created a piece of tech to solve a problem for a person with a specific need or difficulty. Pitches to judges followed, it was a fantastic day.
TDS_COMPTON - November 28
Our Year 8 students had a fantastic time at this event, learning a great deal and acquiring news skills. Thank you. https://t.co/mytkLIBDF2
TDS_COMPTON - November 27
The Downs School recently hosted a “Train to Teach” Career Information Evening run by the Downland Alliance. There were also representatives from other secondary schools in the School Direct partnership from Kennet School and St Bartholomew’s School. https://t.co/z3QDe9gsjn
TDS_COMPTON - November 26
Sixth former James Brown shaved his head in memory of his Father who passed away a year ago from cancer. James donated the hair to the Little Princess Trust, and raised funds for Sue Ryder and Pancreatic Cancer UK. James has raised £1035. Well done James. https://t.co/IGtYEhzeUL
TDS_COMPTON - November 22
Our Sixth Form open evening takes place tonight from 6pm - 8:30pm. Come along and meet the Sixth Form team, see our fantastic facilities and find out more about the extensive range of courses we offer. We look forward to meeting you.
TDS_COMPTON - November 22
We celebrated the opening of a new Sixth Form café and student study centre this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and fantastic cake from our Head Girl and former Junior Bake off champion Freya Watson. Fantastic new facilities for our sixth formers. https://t.co/7XMUrwuvR5
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