School News

West Side Story at Downside

What a weekend! What a month….the pupils worked incredibly hard to put on a stellar performance of West Side Story and thrilled audiences on both Saturday and Sunday evening.  The performances came at the end of a two-year project to fully refurbish the Performing Arts Centre and Music School, and we were pleased to have Dom […]

Artists visit Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Last week, a group of Second Form artists took the opportunity to travel to the internationally renowned Hauser & Wirth gallery in Bruton. The pupils relished the chance to spend time in the gallery and education spaces, taking inspiration from the contemporary art around them to create their own works. We’re very lucky to have such […]

Science Week at Downside

We always look forward to Science Week at Downside, and this year the pupils have been getting involved in a series of events organised by the team. During the course of this week, we have completed a CSI ‘whodunit’, during which the First Form stole Mr Rigby’s Brain!  The Second Form have enjoyed ‘apprentice pyrotechnics’, learning […]

Behind the scenes: West Side Story

Are we ready? Lights, camera, action!  We’re excited ahead of West Side Story this weekend, and it’s been non-stop in recent days as preparations to present this ambitious production have been underway. Pupils have enjoyed getting involved in setting up lighting arrangements, creating staging with our artist-in-residence Mr Patrick, and rehearsing with Mr Carter. The […]