Press Releases

Oxbridge success!

We’re thrilled to report that Tristan van Laar has been offered a place to study Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (Choral Scholarship), Matthew Walters to study Classics at Homerton College, Cambridge (Organ Scholarship), and Olii Neilson to study Earth Sciences at St Anne’s College, Oxford.  They, along with a number of our Sixth Form pupils, undertook an academic enrichment programme, receiving […]

Chef James selected for top award

We’re thrilled with the news that Head Chef, James Lowe, has been selected for the prestigious LACA School Chef of the Year award.  James will prepare a two-course meal – of Courgette, carrot and chickpea potato rosti served with poached egg, mozzarella croquettes, cheese sauce and salsa, followed by a ‘Downside Royal Charlie’, a fruit […]

Classic cars return to Downside

Downside Abbey, a Benedictine monastery 12 miles south of Bath, will host its Fifth Classic Car Show, on Sunday 24th June 2018. Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, “The show is based in a remarkable setting and always with a fantastic array of top-class vehicles. I really […]

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 […]