“We care ● We share ● We believe ● We achieve”


We are very pleased to welcome you and your family to Downlands School.

Our school is in the heart of Blandford Camp, enjoying an extremely safe and friendly environment for the children and extensive grounds for sports and playtime.

Our unique situation means that many of our pupils change schools frequently and ensuring that every child settles in quickly and happily, both educationally and socially, is a high priority.

We are a friendly primary school catering for children aged 3 to 11 and offer a range of experiences for your child.

We welcome parents into the school, believing that positive interaction between teachers and parents benefits the children. Confidence in a school comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it. We hope you will extend your knowledge through contact and discussion with members of the staff and myself and take advantage of the occasions for consultation. It is important that mutual understanding and trust should be the basis of our shared responsibility.

Downlands School has a friendly, family atmosphere and an open door policy. We aim to be at the heart of our community and to prepare our pupils to become confident & responsible adults. Our staff are committed to providing the best possible education for every individual child and encourage an enthusiastic desire for learning.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the opportunities and facilities that Downlands Community School has to offer.

All suggestions put forward to the Governors are considered so please let us know your views either by Email to the school office (office@downlandsschool.org).

If you have any queries please contact Dawn Emerson, Cress Cooper or Dawn Rogers in the school office who will be more than happy to help.

Mr J Rielly

James Rielly – Headteacher

Jeremy Osborne – Chair of Governors

Downlands School
College Rd
Blandford Camp
Dorset DT11 8BG

Tel: 01258 453348

Dandelions Pre-School

Tel: 01258 489914

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