School News

Christmas Carol Service and Fair (2017)

The Christmas Carol Service is always a magnificent end to the year, and the 2017 event was no exception!  Our Director of Music, Julian McNamara, prepped the choristers to perform beautifully; it was a wonderful and atmospheric evening for all. Earlier in the day, the pupils set out to compete in the annual Christmas Dash (despite […]

Preparing for Christmas…

The Catering department have kept pupils and staff buoyant in the final stretch towards the Christmas break by preparing sweet advent treats throughout the month of December. We’ve enjoyed turkish delight, chocolate-dipped stars, peppermint creams, nougat… even snowmen cupcakes! What will tomorrow bring? Pupils have been preparing for Christmas in other areas, too. There has […]

Pupils present Blood Brothers

Pupils worked hard to present two very successful performances of Blood Brothers during the final weekend of the Michaelmas term. The pupils were grateful to the audiences that braved the snowy weather in order to support them, we think you’ll agree it was worth the effort!   To learn more about Drama at Downside, click here. […]

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.