School News

MUN success in Bristol!

Ten pupils attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Bristol Grammar School (BGS) on Sunday 4th February. They were representing the delegations of Kazakhstan and Germany. New and experienced delegates engaged in the discussions and made excellent contributions to the debates on a variety of current international issues, such as the situation in Myanmar, […]

Sixth Form pupils meet Sheikh Rashad Azami

This week we welcomed Sheikh Rashad Azami to Downside, who came to talk to the Upper Sixth about Islam as part of their General Religious Studies course. He spoke about the key beliefs and practices of Islam and answered questions on a variety of topics, including the differences between Shia and Sunni Islam, the effect […]

Downside fencers compete!

Three young Downside fencers have competed in the South West Fencing Competition this term following a period of training at school. Two of the pupils only began learning the sport at the start of the academic year, having been introduced to the sport whilst taking part in the Third Form Carousel.  Fencing is a growing […]


What an amazing series of inspiring science-themed events we’ve experienced this week at Downside. Mr Rigby and his department hosted a broad series of talks and experiments for pupils (and staff) of all ages to explore.  Each day, a ‘Quantum breakfast’ was available in the form of an online lecture from MIT to get everyone […]