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We are pleased to announce that the Year 6 cohort will be welcomed back on Monday 30th November, having been given the all clear by Public Health England… Our "Virtual Open Day" for 2021 Reception parents is available in the "About" section... Gates are open for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children from 8:35am - 8:50am, Reception 8:50am-9:00am at Key Stage 1 gate, Nursery 9:00am for the Children Centre entrance... For collection, Reception gates open 2:45-3:00pm, Key Stage 1 & 2 gates open 2:55-3:10pm... Please try to keep to these times and avoid blocking the school entrance and exit points...

Artsmark Award

We are delighted to announce that Downderry Primary School has been awarded the Artsmark status for our broad, balanced and high quality arts provision. Some our strengths highlighted by the Arts Council include:

 

  • Integration of the arts into your creative curriculum and using arts-based approaches to support pupils to access learning. The extent to which pupils choose creative approaches and demonstrate arts skills in their home learning indicates the quality and impact of arts teaching 
  • A strong relationship between the arts and ICT, developing pupils’ skills in both subject areas. Your use of ICT in assessing progression in the arts and celebrating pupils’ achievements with a wide audience is also notable 
  • You have strong music provision and pupils are clearly enthusiastic about opportunities to learn instruments 
  • Use of visual arts to create a stimulating and high quality learning environment 
  • A range of arts partnerships enabling pupils to work with local artists as well as to access the
  • cultural offer of London

 

Thank you for all staff, pupils and parents for their support in the arts.

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