Welcome to the page for parents and carers.  Our aim is to keep you informed and up to date with what is going on at Downham Church of England Primary School. 

Please use the menu on the left to find out any important information that you need. 

Applications for Home to School Transport and Free School Meals Entitlements please click on this link.

 Ofsted Parents View, gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school. Please click on this link.


 To help support your child at home, please log onto our Virtual Learning Platform ‘dBPrimary' using your username and password.  This will give you access to all of the parent workshop sessions, ways to help your child at home and all the latest information for parents. Please click on this link. dBPrimary Web Page

   In the event of snow, please be reminded that in the event of school not opening or opening at a later time parents will be advised of this on the school website and through an email. The local authority is also running a school closure page on its website. This system has been introduced by Essex County Council to allow parents and guardians to access information about school closures faster and more effectively via the internet.

  • The local radio stations will no longer be informing of school closures but we understand will be signposting listeners to where you can find details on the Essex County Council website (link as follows): 

Healthwatch Essex has launched a website about health and well-being for young people. It provides information on topics such as diabetes and asthma, HPV vaccination, drug and alcohol misuse, managing stress, bullying and peer pressure and difficulties at home, as well as guidance for young carers and support for young people with disabilities. It also includes a comprehensive list of health services and organisations in Essex that can help young people.

Please contact the school office if you cannot find what you are looking for.


  1. Guidance on Infection Control in Schools
  2. Home School Agreement 2016
  3. Parent View
  4. Parent View Results
  5. Poor Weather Information for Parents
  6. Return to Teaching Poster
  7. Return to Teaching Programme PDF
  8. Summer Safety