Our Prospective Parent Open Days for the 2015 intake (YR-Y6) will be held on Tuesday 11th November 2014 (Morning) and Tuesday 18th November 2014 (Afternoon and Evening).
There will be three opportunities for you to visit our school during these days; the timetables are shown below. Guided tours of the school will be given by our Year 7 prefects and Mr Grover, our Headteacher, will be presenting in the Main Hall to give you an opportunity to understand the school’s vision for your child’s education during the forthcoming years. School staff will be happy to chat with you should you have any questions during your visit.
|Tuesday 11th Nov. 2014
Tuesday 18th Nov. 2014
Tuesday 18th Nov. 2014
|09:30 - 11:00
13:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 19:30
Children are very welcome to attend any of the sessions. If they are currently placed at another establishment please ensure that their current school/nursery is happy for them to attend the sessions being held during the day.
For the morning and afternoon sessions please enter the school using the main entrance off Dominion Road. Please note, parking is extremely limited and unfortunately will not be available on the school site. For the evening session please enter the school using the Penfold Road entrance, parking will be available on the school playground.
If you are unable to attend any of these sessions the school will be pleased to see you at a mutually agreeable time, so please feel free to contact us to book an appointment.
Our brand new school prospectus is currently with the printers and will be available very shortly in a printed format or electronically should you wish to download it from our website. We'll update this page just as soon as it is ready for distribution.
Should you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01903 230467.
We look forward to welcoming you to Downsbrook Primary School.
Everyone at Downsbrook Middle School works hard to ensure that we are a happy and caring school where every child and their future matters. We have excellent teachers who deliver a vibrant and exciting curriculum using our diverse environment. We want you to make the right choice for your child and hope that you will take the time to visit our school or contact us with any questions or queries you may have.
If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to email us by clicking the link.
Please remember that if you buy yourself a shiny new mobile phone and change your telephone number it is your responsibility to update the personal records held in the Parentmail 2 system. Whilst the school office personnel can and will update phone numbers in our School Management system on your advice we do not have access to amend certain details in the Parentmail 2 system.
So to avoid missing important SMS messages relating to your child please login to Parentmail 2 and check to make sure all your details are correct and up to date. If you need any assistance the office staff will be happy to help you out, give them a call on 01903 230467. To go to the Parentmail 2 login screen click the image to be redirected.
The sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. This energy can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat and electricity. Radiant energy from the sun has powered life on Earth for many millions of years.
In the 1830's, the British astronomer John Herschel famously used a solar thermal collector box (a device that absorbs sunlight to collect heat) to cook food during an expedition to Africa.
Here at Downsbrook we've been converting solar energy into electricity for six months now using Photovoltaic (PV devices) or “solar cells” which change sunlight directly into electricity. These individual PV cells are grouped into panels and arrays of panels which are located on our school roof.
The main benefits of solar energy are:
- Solar energy systems do not produce air pollutants or carbon-dioxide
- When located on buildings, such as our school, there is minimal impact on the environment
Two limitations of solar energy are:
- The amount of sunlight that arrives at the Earth's surface is not constant. It varies depending on location, time of day, time of year, and weather conditions.
- Because the sun doesn't deliver that much energy to any one place at any one time, a large surface area is required to collect the energy at a useful rate.
You can click on the picture of the Sun to see how our Solar Plant is performing.