Pupil News

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 […]

Remembrance at Downside [2017]

Pupils, parents, staff, OGs and friends came together to remember the fallen during a weekend of remembrance.  A short Remembrance Service took place at the School War Memorial, on Saturday 11th November, led by Fr Boniface. Wreaths were laid, hymns sung and a minute’s silence took place, with Antonia playing the Last Post. On Sunday, […]

Pupils debate Brexit with Jacob Rees-Mogg

Downside pupils enjoyed an opportunity to speak with Jacob Rees-Mogg, the high-profile Conservative MP for North East Somerset, on Friday.  Jacob spoke to the audience of senior pupils in the Gasquet Hall, outlining his beliefs and vision for the Brexit process before a Q&A session during which the pupils asked a series of intelligent and […]

New York Sixth Form Study Tour 2017

During the Half Term break, a group of 17 Sixth Form pupils spent 6 days in New York City led by Mrs Williams and supported by Mr Kelly and Miss Croucher. The tour included an emphasis on Art History and Business which meant a diverse range of places to see and people to meet. Art […]