Autum  n Term 2014-15 

Happy Christmas from 

Downs Park School    


Latest News -                   Downs Park is a Good School ! Ofsted's inspection of DPS was completed in October 2014 - to view this report click here.
As you may already have read in the   Half Term News Letter  pupils have been on educational trips to the Towner Contemporary Art Gallery, Michelham Priory and local places of interest.  
Have a look at our   School Diary   page  for  other dates you may need - As always there is plenty going on at this time of year!
Years 8,9 & 10 have just had a great day out ice skating and bowling - the children have all been working hard this term and this was a lovely Christmas treat for all!

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 89 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



With winter now upon us, although thankfully no sign of any harsh weather yet, we would ask that you check our    Bad Weather Procedure  which gives details of how  the school will inform parents of school closure.                                                                                         


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