The Health Centre

Situated in its own building at the heart of the School, the Health Centre is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of fully qualified nurses who deal with all aspects of primary care. Doctors provide weekday surgeries with appointments possible at any time when necessary.

Children are offered a ‘new pupil check’ by Health Centre staff when they start at Downside, they will be registered as an NHS patient at the School until they leave. Day pupils may remain registered with their own family GP. We also work with Denplan to ensure adequate dental provision for your child during their time at Downside.

The Centre has a holistic vibe which reflects its nurse-led approach. As well as physical treatment rooms, there is a counsellor’s room with beautiful and relaxing views and a breakout dormitory where pupils can watch films away from the hubbub of their House. Planned for this Autumn are a chill-out room with sensory resources and an outdoor relaxation area to make the most of the benefit of quiet time in the open air.

Health Centre contact details:
Head Nurse: Mrs Michelle Pye
+44 (0)1761 235128
healthcentre@downside.co.uk