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  • Year 6 Parents/Carers - Our Open Evening is Thursday 22nd September, please visit our Open Events page under 'About Us' for further details. 

Admissions and Transition


Transition 2022-23 (for Students joining downend in September 2022)

We are currently updating the information for the parents of students who will be joining Downend in September, please bear with us whilst we up date the information.


Here you will find all the information relating to the transition of students from Y6 Primary School to Y7 at Downend School.  This will be updated throughout June and July so please come back to check for new information.

Information from Parents Evening 01/07/22.  Please find below a link to the introductory video from Miss Prowle and the slides from the Meet the Tutor parents meeting.  Contact details for your child's tutor and Head of House can also be found herYear 6 Parents Transition Presentation 








Mr T Brockwell 


Mr J Chilcott


Mr J Thompson 


Miss R Sweet


Mr J Slade


Ms C McNeil 


Mr T Rolle 


Mr R Browne


Mr J Allen 


Head of Grace House & Senior Head of House

Mrs P Keegan

Head of Brunel House

Mrs S Kaur

Head of Muller House

Mrs S Davey

Head of Carpenter House

Mr A Newman


 FAQs for Students

Please find below the data forms related to the letter sent to all Y6 parents in June.  Copies need to be returned to 


in-year admissions (applications during the school year)

If you have moved to the local ares during the school year or already live in South Gloucestershire and wish to move your child to a different school, please contact Downend School on 01454 862300 or email

More information for in-year applications within South Gloucestershire Local Authority area is available at:

South Gloucestershire - Secondary School Admissions