School News

Month of Service (October 2017)

Pupils and staff have taken part in a ‘Month of Service’ throughout October.  During the course of the past few weeks, pupils have taken part in a range of activities to help others, ranging from leading art workshops for pupils of Fosseway School, to sanding refectory tables in Fr Michael’s workshop, and helping Fr James […]

Discovering Downside at Open Day

We love Open Days at Downside. Aside from the delicious buffet, lovingly prepared by our award-winning caterers, Holroyd Howe, it’s always great fun getting to know families who are considering sending their child to board or become a day pupil.  For our guests, there is the opportunity to also chat candidly with existing parents about the day-to-day […]

Weekend fun for boarders!

Our boarders have thoroughly enjoyed a huge range of weekend activities, during the first month of the school year. During the past few weeks, the younger pupils have enjoyed a trip to Brean Leisure Park, they’ve been paintballing, visited Bristol Zoo, and enjoyed a ‘Film and Popcorn’ evening, whilst the older pupils have established the […]

Sixth Formers transcribe WW1 diary

A number of Sixth Form pupils have been working with the Archives and Library team in transcribing the letters of Francis Raymund James (R1912); the letters document his time on the Western Front, during The Great War.  The three pupils have been transcribing the letters written by the Old Gregorian; the letters are part of […]