Our School

Our School

As a Church of England primary school our Christian values underpin the way in which we treat each other- evident in the mutual respect and caring ethos seen as you walk around our 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.

We achieve our aims through a close partnership with parents and an exceptional team of staff and governors.

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”.