Barb Bloom

  phone (705) 742-7201
School Address

School Address

1221 Neptune Street

Peterborough, ON  

K9H 7L9

School Contacts

School Contacts


Head Secretary:


Barb Bloom

Charlotte Sumbler (on leave)     Kassandra Everden(Temp)

Superintendent: John Ford
Trustee(s): Steve Russell
  Rose Kitney
First Nation Trustee: Kailee Dupuis
Student Trustees: Maryam Abdella/Ella Voliotis
School Council Chairperson(s): Kelly Grant
Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

Supervision Begins9:00 AM
Entry Bell 9:15 AM
Period 1 9:15 - 10:05 AM 
Period 2 10:05 - 10:55 AM
Recess 10:55 - 11:35 AM
Period 3 11:35 - 12:25AM
Period 4 12:25 - 1:15 PM
LUNCH 1:15 - 1:55 PM
Period 5 1:55 - 2:45 PM
Period 6 2:45 - 3:35 PM
Dismissal Bell 3:35 PM
Bus Departure 3:40 PM
School Information

School Information

Office Hours:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Grades: K-6
School Population: 240

English, Core French

Transitions to: Adam Scott Intermediate


 Boundary Map

School History

School History

R.F. Downey Public School officially opened its doors on May 8th during the Centennial year of 1967.  The school is named after Roscoe Frederick Downey who served the area of Peterborough as teacher, principal, inspector and educational counsellor. The community surrounding the school is both urban and rural, with approximately a quarter of the students travelling by bus. The school is within walking distance of The Portage Place Mall in the northwest part of the City of Peterborough.


R.F. Downey has a dedicated and enthusiastic group of teachers and support staff who provide our 240 students from Year 1 Kindergarten to Grade 6 with an outstanding education. A Principal, a secretary, fourteen teachers, 2 Early Childhood Educators, six support staff and two caretakers make a difference in the lives of our students each day. We have 10 homerooms including one portable classrooms. R.F. Downey  offers a wide variety of curricular and extra curricular activities to help prepare students for life-long learning. Sports teams, clubs, choirs, drama, play days, et cetera complement the curriculum. Students are continually encouraged to be their best in every endeavour. The staff and students of R.F. Downey are fortunate to have an active and supportive School Council. This group provides financial and moral support to the various projects at the school. The staff, students and parents of R.F. Downey are very proud of their school.

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