Owen Square, Walmer, Deal
Kent CT14 7TL

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The Downs Church of England Primary School

Nothing is impossible

At The Downs CEP School, we believe that 'nothing is impossible' for every member of our school community.

As well as achieving high standards within our formal learning, we also encourage every child to have high aspirations and develop themselves as global citizens.

We provide many additional curriculum experiences to help children to broaden their horizons and experience life in its fullness.

 

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During the month of March 2022, our school showed that nothing is impossible by pulling together to donate hundreds of toothbrushes, wash cloths, small toys, baby wipes and tubes of toothpaste to send over to the Ukraine during this time of conflict. 

We created over 150 packs and then collected packs from other DEALT schools to deliver to the hub in Canterbury.

 

Deal Town Mayor came to visit our school in March 2022 to present one of our amazing year 5 children with an award for her 'No idling' poster. 

In April 2022, our school was recognised for the support we offer to children with an award for 'Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing' from Kent County Council.

During the academic year of 2021-2022, we were the first school to take part in the Kent Police's Mini Cadet scheme.

 

In May 2022, some of our year 4 children were invited to a tennis tournament at the Deal Tennis Centre. While they were there, they met Tim Henman and developed their tennis skills.

Ms Luxford met Michael Rosen and he kindly signed some books for our school library!

 All of our children were visited by 'Fantastic Fred' to help them understand their own mental health.

We celebrated the Queen's Jubilee by taking part in a selection of activities! We decorate royal biscuits, made decorations and took part in a whole school dance to celebrate the 50's! Thank you so much to Dover District Council for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Councillor grant that part-funded these activities.

 

The Downs CEP School has been recognised for the support that we provide children with their mental health and wellbeing. The National College has awarded the school the National Mental Health and Wellbeing accreditation.

Gardening club have been busy growing lots of flowers and vegetables in our raised planters. We have seen lots of wildlife enjoying the new plants.

 

On Sunday 9th October 2022, Lucas and Rocco were invited to the Walmer In Bloom Awards Ceremony as they both won their categories for their beautiful designs! Rocco's design was even turned into a cake!

  

 

On the 13th October 2022, year 5 took part in a STEM workshop focusing on engineering. They really enjoyed their learning! 

 

 

11th November 2022 - We will remember them

  

Year 1 remembrance

 

To celebrate World Book Day in 2023, our children were able to enter a 'Design a wooden spoon character' competition. The winning entries were turned into a book inspired by the story 'Spoon' by Amy Rosenthal.

Spoon's adventure 2023

Our children also celebrated some wonderful vocabulary by dressing up as a word, click below to see some our wonderful outfits.

The Downs CEP Dictionary  

 

 King Charles III Coronation event 2023

 

Friday 5th May 2023

His Royal Highness King Charles III has always been an active campaigner for the environment. To mark the run up to His coronation our children thought about not only the social and historical significance of this event but also the positive impact that our new King could have on the world around us.

On Friday 5th May we decorated the school with bunting made from material in school that would otherwise have gone to waste in preparation for the arrival of a very special visitor.

We were honoured to welcome The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent into our wonderful school. As an appointed representative of The King he spent time with our children and explored the beautiful school grounds. Our parents then joined us on the field for a pudding picnic.

Members of Walmer parish council also joined in with this family event.

Shortly after this The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Rev Canon Seth Cooper and Miss Colin, the school’s chair of Governors, planted a tree to commemorate this historic event.