International School

Downlands has a growing number of international links through our language exchanges, international visits, and partnership with Ellen Sharma School in India.

Through these links we give students a deeper understanding of other countries and cultures and aim to equip them with the skills they need to become active global citizens.

Downlands is a proud recipient of a British Council Connecting Classrooms grant which recognises the valuable partnership we have with Ellen Sharma School in Chennai. Each year students in both schools explore and share views on global issues such as equality and energy use and learn from each other.

There are annual exchanges between the schools and in July 2015 20 Year 10 and Year 11 students from Downlands visited the Ellen Sharma School. The students worked on joint projects with their peers in India and immersed themselves in the vibrant culture. â€‹Downlands students have visited Chennai again in July 2018.

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Please find details of the Global Learning Programme here:

Global Learning Programme September 2015

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