Learning Support

Learning Support is offered to all pupils at Downside.

Learning Support at Downside School

All Third Form pupils follow a course designed to develop independent study skills and the tutorial system builds on this foundation for the senior years. Pupils with specific learning difficulties are monitored and receive specialist teaching by the Head of Learning Support and a small team of dedicated teachers. Individual support is arranged at times convenient for the pupils. Study support lessons, particularly in Mathematics and English, are also offered within the timetable, and each Academic Department runs weekly support clinics for all ages. The School arranges diagnostic tests for all junior pupils. English as an Additional Language is also available. There is a charge for all special tuition.

Downside School Learning Support Staff

Dr A Jeffries MEd, SpLDs/SEN Head of Learning Support & UCAS Coordinator
Mrs R Burke Dip SpLD Teacher of Learning Support and EAL
Mrs C Storey BA, AMBDA Teacher of Learning Support
Mrs P Witt BA, AMBDA Teacher of Learning Support

English as an Additional Language

All international students who are at Downside for a year or more are offered the opportunity, where practicable, to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in English. To learn more about our EAL provision, please click here.