House News

Whole School Retreat [2017]

Pupils and staff took part in a Whole School Retreat, last week. Working within houses, under the guidance of senior pupils and chaplaincy staff, the pupils worked together on a number of tasks to strengthen their faith and team bond.  To learn more about the work of the Chaplaincy team at Downside, click here.   

Powell House at Home 2017

The boys of Powell House were thrilled to welcome friends and family to their annual House at Home event, last weekend.  After Mass in the Abbey Church, during which boys spoke and read bidding prayers, the guests took their seats in the Gasquet Hall for the main event; Rupert and Barnaby spoke eloquently about ‘Life […]

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 […]

Team photographs available to order

The full range of 2016/17 team photography, both house and sports, is now available to order for your child. To order a print (framed or unframed), please contact David Wiltshire Photography either by telephone 01985 213376 or email