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  • Downsway's Got Talent Show

    Published 19/07/18

    What a super afternoon watching all of our acts.  The children should be so proud of themselves, including all the children who auditioned for the show!  The three judges, Miss Hunter, Mrs Ludford and Miss Pluck had a very tough job in picking the top three as all the acts were brilliant.

    The final results were;

    1st - Bobby C 

    2nd - Will J

    3rd - Lola D & Natalya B 

    Congratulations and well done!

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  • Downsway win football trophy!

    Published 19/07/18

    On Wednesday afternoon over 80 children from Downsway, Birch Copse & Springfield Primary Schools took part in the Byron Want Memorial Trophy held at Springfield School.

    The event was held in memory of Byron Want, a pupil at Springfield Primary School, who sadly passed away after a courageous battle against bone cancer 2 years ago aged only 10 years old.


    The school and his friends have been extremely busy finding ways in which to remember Byron and build a legacy for him & the football tournament is one of the events helping to raise money in support of the charities chosen by Byron’s family – Sarcoma UK and Make-A-Wish UK.

    The tournament was split in to 3 age groups with Years 1 & 2, 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 competing against each other to see which school would come out victorious after adding up all of the points won by each group.

    Downsway’s Year 1 & 2 team consisted of Blake W, Jack L, Jack S, Xavier W, Reo V, Finley H & Alex K - they played four games & won all of them, so they received 12 points for Downsway.

    Downsway’s Year 3 & 4 team consisted of Max H, Harley A & Matty P - they played three games winning two & drawing one, giving them 7 points in total.

    Downsway’s  Year 5 & 6 team consisted of Alex B, Noah E, Eashan P, Ralfy, Rhys W, Nathan K & George H - they played five games, winning two, drawing two & losing one, giving them 8 points in total.

    Overall Downsway received 25 points meaning that the Byron Want Memorial Trophy would be moving from last year’s winners, Springfield Primary School & in to the trophy cabinet at Downsway.

    Birch Copse ended on 17 points in 2nd place & Springfield on 11 points coming 3rd.

    It was a real pleasure to see so many young children celebrating & remembering the life of Byron, who was such a brave & inspirational boy to so many people & we would like to thank the children & parents of Downsway Primary School for supporting the event.

    Mark Winchcombe
    Director - Procision Sports Academy

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  • July 2018 Newsletter

    Published 19/07/18

    The July 2018 newsletter has been emailed out to all parents/carers today and it can also be found on the website under the News & Events tab.

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  • 2nd place for Downsway!

    Published 19/07/18

    Downsway Primary school has come second out of five local primary schools at the Year 5/6 Denefield Sporting Competition. 

    We have taken part in eight different sporting events (Football - boys, football - girls, cricket, athletics, netball, rounders, cross country running & tag rugby) throughout the academic year and as a result of our performance at each of these competitions, we have come second overall. 

    Congratulations to the Year 5/6 pupils who have represented Downsway at these events.







    Long Lane












    Westwood Farm




    Birch Copse


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  • Year 6 Leavers Assembly

    Published 19/07/18

    Thank you Year 6 for a lovely leavers’ assembly.  We all hope you look back on your time at Downsway with fondness and happy memories. You should be really proud of all your achievements during your time here. As you move onto secondary school, embrace all the opportunities, work hard and with a positive learning attitude, we know you will do extremely well.

    On behalf of all the staff, we would like to wish our Year 6 pupils good luck and best wishes for the future.

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  • Year 5 & 6 Athletics Competition

    Published 17/07/18

    We entered a Year 5 and Year 6 athletics team at the Denefield Sports event yesterday.  Unfortunately, only one other school entered, however  the children were superb and Downsway ended up coming 1st!  Well done! 

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  • Netball Match

    Published 05/07/18

    Two great netball matches were played after school today against Englefield Primary School.  Both Downsway teams played well together and scored plenty of goals.  A big thank you to all the parents who supported these matches and cheered from the sidelines; we really appreciate all your support.  Thank you to Miss Rackley for umpiring both games.  Well done all!

    First match: Downsway 6 - Englefield 6

    Second match: Downsway 7 - Englefield 0

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  • Year 6 Production

    Published 27/06/18

    Congratulations to all of the Year 6 children for their great production of Twelfth Night.  The children have worked hard to learn their lines, songs, stage movements, etc.  We hope all the family members enjoyed watching it.  Well done Year 6!

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  • Welcome Back!

    Published 04/06/18

    Welcome back after the May half term break.  We hope you had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to the final term of this academic year!

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  • May Newsletter

    Published 25/05/18

    The May 2018 newsletter has been emailed out to all parents/carers today and can also be found on the website under the News & Events tab.  Thank you for your continued support and we wish you all a relaxing half term break.  We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 4th June 2018.

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  • Creative Writing Winners!

    Published 24/05/18

    Berkshire Music and Arts Festival

    We entered a number of pieces of children’s writing from Year 5 and Year 6 into the Berkshire Music and Arts festival, which took part on Saturday 12th May and I am very pleased to report that Downsway were the winners of the Creative Writing shield for 2018.  Thank you to Mrs Ludford for attending this event. 

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