Ethos & Values

Downlands Community School is a happy, caring and safe place allowing everyone to achieve their full potential. All members of the school community show respect and understanding for each other whilst celebrating diversity. We ensure that children are offered challenging tasks within a climate where risk-taking is encouraged. We foster pride in individuals, our school environment and its wealth of resources.

We are proud to have achieved the UNICEF Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award and to provide an education that embraces and celebrates multicultural life inside a military community. Celebrating all faiths and none, the school’s collective worship is underpinned by the following moral, spiritual and cognitive themes:

  • Christian calendar
  • Other religious calendar events
  • Rights Respecting Schools
  • Growth Mindset
  • I Can Problem Solve
  • Health and Well-being

Most recently, our school community voted to establish a school motto as follows: