Pupil News

High School Musical

Junior pupils presented two fantastic performances of High School Musical JR, last weekend.  Pupils took part in all aspects of production, including singing, dancing, lighting and sound. Huge thanks to Director, Mr Tristan Carter, and Musical Director, Mr Julian McNamara. To learn more about the performing arts at Downside, click here.   

Visitors play Downside Wall Game

Pupils welcomed the Old Citizens’ Eton Fives Club to Downside, last weekend, to play the Downside Ball Game.  The Downside Ball Game is an outdoor racquet sport that has been played by pupils at Downside, since 1820. It bears some similarities to Fives, however, it is played with a solid wooden bat rather than one’s hand. The […]

Confirmation Mass 2017

Confirmands were joined by friends and family at Confirmation Mass, last Friday. During the sacrament of Confirmation young adults promise to believe in God and the Church as fully fledged members of faith.  The service is a highlight in the year at Downside; we were delighted that Bishop Declan was able to lead the service.  To learn […]

Choral Day 2017

We were delighted to welcome our young friends from All Hallows, Perrott Hill and Chafyn Grove prep schools to Downside last week for our annual Choral Day. Led by Director of Music, Mr Julian McNamara, the 90 pupils learnt two choral works on the day to perform alongside prepared works they had brought to sing […]