Downsend School in Leatherhead introduces little ones from age two to the important world of learning in a caring and supportive environment at its three nursery/pre-preparatory schools called Lodges. Each has its own headteacher and dedicated team of staff.

The Lodges provide two pre-school years to ensure that children are fully prepared for full-time education in their Reception classes.

Pupil-staff ratios are consistently excellent and a range of subjects are taught.

Swimming, dance, drama and music, taught by specialists, enhance the curriculum across all year groups.

Children taking their first steps in education at two years of age will have developed into confident, well-rounded teenagers by the time they leave Downsend’s Preparatory School at 13; ready to take full advantage of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Downsend is a friendly school in which relationships between staff and pupils are excellent.

It offers each child a broad education, through experiencing a vibrant school life that extends beyond the classroom and provides outstanding academic development.

There are a few spaces in some of its year groups. Call 01372 385402 for details.