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Welcome to Downshire Primary School and Nursery Unit.


Downshire Primary School opened on 1st September 2005 replacing the former Hillsborough and Newport Primary schools.  The school enjoys a pleasant situation on the edge of the picturesque and historic village of Hillsborough.


The school recognises that the Hillsborough Area, in which Downshire Primary is situated, has increased greatly in population in recent years.  It has benefited from and welcomed the rich inflow of people mostly from other parts of Northern Ireland but also from the remainder of these islands and indeed from all over the world.


Within its Christian ethos Downshire Primary School welcomes children of all faiths and none.


The school is proud of its robust and caring pastoral provision and especially of the way in which it is implemented and seeks to promote an ethos of inclusion in response to the diverse community it serves.


This website aims to give you an insight into our busy school as well as providing pupils, parents and members of the community with up to date information.  Should you require any additional information please don’t hesitate to contact the school.


Mr Michael Poots

Principal (Acting)