Pupil News

Royal Society of Chemistry – Olympiad award winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie for achieving a silver medal in the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad competition.  The competition involves sitting an exam containing some fiercely challenging questions which go way beyond the A-level Chemistry syllabus. To gain a silver in the Lower Sixth is a considerable achievement. Well done Stephanie! To learn more about studying […]

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 […]

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 […]