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Our School

Our School


Our accessible, inclusive & nourishing environments will foster self- assured, articulate and aspiring learners, with the resourcefulness to remain hopeful, resilient and adaptable, (even) in a changing and unpredictable world.

We will achieve this by:

  • Creating a positive atmosphere where everyone feels happy, secure and valued.
  • Expecting and promoting the highest standards of behaviour.
  • Providing a well-planned, broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum that reflects and develops our school values.
  • Providing the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • Working together with parents, carers, governors and local community to build a culture of learning with high expectations.
  • Promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
  • Ensuring all children are ready for their next stage of education and life beyond the school.

Quality learning is at the heart of everything we do. Through an inspirational and engaging curriculum we ensure learning is something to enjoy as well as providing the rigour and challenge to enable all children to achieve their best. We regard ourselves as a learning community, encouraging children to develop skills and dispositions for life-long learning in their journey towards fulfilling their goals and aspirations.

To find out more about us please come and visit and see the school in operation.  We would love to meet you and welcome you to our school.


We are one school in the two beautiful villages of Damerham and Rockbourne, on the edge of the New Forest. In 1981, the two village primary schools were federated under the name of “Western Downland Primary School”. We enjoy the benefits of being part of our village communities, with close links to our churches in the parishes of Martin, Rockbourne, Damerham, and Whitsbury.

We welcome children from outside of the Western Downland parishes and have families from the surrounding towns of Alderholt, Cranbourne and Fordingbridge.

The school caters for children ages 3-11 with Juniors based in Rockbourne, the infants and our Little Foresters Nursery in Damerham. We have 7 classes – one for each year group. Being a small school allows everyone to know each other well. As one child said, “We are like one big family”.