Press Releases

Monks to feature on the BBC

Downside Abbey monks record for BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey feature in a new innovative television mini-series broadcast on BBC Four this month alongside a series of radio programmes on BBC Radio 3. Retreat: Meditations from the Monastery is a ‘slow TV’ series that explores the everyday lives […]

2017 GCSE results

Pupils at Downside School are encouraged to reach beyond their academic expectations, and this year the Fifth Form pupils have produced a set of GCSE results to inspire even the most ambitious. An impressive 78% of all grades were awarded at A*/B, with almost a quarter of grades at A* standard.     As a […]

A Level success

Academic achievement is seen as a high priority at Downside and it is pleasing to note once again this year the success of our pupils in their A level examination results. The culture of hard work and dedicated teaching has meant that 35% of all grades were awarded at A*/A grade and 20% of our […]

Benedictine Bath 2017

Rediscover over 1,000 years of Benedictine history and heritage. Enjoy displays of rare books and manuscripts, with daily tours, vespers and family friendly events celebrating this hidden chapter of Bath’s past.  A partnership between Downside Abbey, Bath Abbey, and St John’s Foundation, the series offers a range of free events throughout the city.  #BenedictineBath Click […]