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The Downs School is a coeducational, comprehensive school serving the scattered rural community of the Berkshire Downs and beyond. The location has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford - situated 10 minutes from the A34. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The School was inspected in June 2013 under the new framework and was judged 'Outstanding'. The Downs School is a stimulating and friendly environment to work in and also offers an excellent established induction and CPD programme to support staff. 

All applications must be on the school application form and supported by a covering letter, addressed to the Headteacher, outlining suitability for the post. Please send your completed application form to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager. Alternatively, you can send us your completed application using our contact form.

Further details about the school and any advertised posts may be obtained by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager.

If you are interested in the “Train to Teach” scheme at The Downs School, which is run with the Downland Teaching School Alliance, please see further information by clickling the below.

Downland Teaching School Alliance

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As part of any recruitment process, the school collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The school is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. Please view our privacy notice for job applicants for further information. Please address any enquiries on this to the data protection officer by emailing DPO@thedownsschool.org.

The Downs School's TES page

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