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  • The Downs School
    Manor Crescent
    RG20 6AD
  • Head: Mr Chris Prosser
  • T 01635 270000
  • F 01635 578913
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Pupils: 1244
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th July 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

A true community school in the heart of rural West Berkshire. The school has expanded rapidly in the past few years on the back of strong examination results and effective leadership. The school has achieved the highest percentage of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths of any state school in West Berkshire four years running as well as the best A*-B rate at A-Level in the area.

The Sixth Form is a real beacon of excellence with seven students achieving Oxbridge places in 2012 out of 79 university applicants and 50% of all university applicants gaining places at Russell Group universities. The Sixth Form was also ranked as the 27th best A-Level provider in the entire country between 2008 and 2011 by ALPS which measures the value added performance of schools.
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