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 and be memorable, 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.

If after looking at our website you would like to find out more about us, then please come and visit to see us at work. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our wonderful school.


We are one school in the two beautiful villages of Damerham and Rockbourne, on the edge of the New Forest and Cranbourne. 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 also welcome many 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 4-11. The Juniors are based in Rockbourne and the infants 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”. The buildings are largely late Victorian. Take a tour of our school to find out more.

Disabled Access Information

Western Downland Primary School are committed to providing an environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their educational, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.

We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

The purpose of our School Accessibility Plan shows how our school intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors.

Please feel free to contact the school office in advance of your visit so we can assist or call us if you have any further queries relating to disabled access to the school.


Introducing the Governors who play a very important role in the running of our school >>