Welcome to Downs Park School

Autumn Term

School is open to pupils Friday 5th September 2014

We hope that you have enjoyed the summer holidays and that parents and pupils are rested and ready for what is bound to be another busy and exciting term.

In July we said a fond farewell to our Year 11 pupils . This term we would like to give a very warm Downs Park welcome to our many.new pupils - we are looking forward to getting to know them and their parents and careers.

Downs Park took part in The Children's Parade   this summer, the sun shone and the event was enjoyed by pupils, staff, parents and carers over the next few weeks.

Downs Park School

Welcome to Downs Park. We are part of the CDP Federation of special schools with Patcham House Special School and Cedar Centre. Our school is a Community Special School maintained by Brighton and Hove Council. We have 84 pupils on roll, aged 4 to 16 years. The school is staffed to provide an education for pupils with a variety of learning difficulties who are in possession of a Statement of Special Educational Needs.The school has expertise in a range of special needs which may be associated with learning difficulties, the foremost of these being in pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Attachment Disorder. Downs Park has ten classes, three of which are for pupils with Autism. It also manages the two mainstream ASC facilities at the West Blatchington Schools.

We are situated in Portslade Old Village, and occupy a site on the edge of the South Downs with views over the sea and Shoreham Harbour.

You can keep up to date with what's happening across all three of the CDP Federation schools through our new weekly blog.

DPS is part of the  Portslade Partnership of Schools   


Pictures from the  PGL Windmill Hill¬†   residential that took place in May are now in the  Downs Park Gallery¬† - Hindleap photos will be posted soon!

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