Wider Curriculum

Co-curricular activities provide vital experiences and opportunities and Downside School offers an exceptionally wide choice to its pupils.

Wider Curriculum Activites

All boys and girls are expected to participate; there are extended time slots for activities, clubs and societies, drama, music and sport on every weekday afternoon and a huge range of activities also take place outside the formal co-curricular times.

Activity Clubs and Societies

The Activity clubs and societies aim to develop and meet the interests of every pupil at Downside and there are more than seventy different clubs and societies:

Aquatic Activities Duke of Edinburgh Sewing
Art Fencing Skiing
Astronomy Film Speech and Drama
Badminton Fly Fishing Sports Leadership
Ballet RAD Classical Gardening Squash
Band Golf Stone Carving
Basketball History Swimming
Book Club Indoor Football Tap
Bridge Kayaking Tennis
CCF Mandarin Theatre
Chanter  Model United Nations  Tutoria 
Chess  Modern/Jazz Dance (ISTD)  Weight Training 
Choir  Music Catalogue  Woodwork 
Community Service   Orchestra Vintners 
Contemporary Dance  Photography  Young Enterprise 
Cookery  Pipe Band   
Cricket  Poetry   
Debating  Polo   
Design  Rugby Conditioning   
Dining  Sailing  
Drama  School Council   

Director of the Wider Curriculum

Mr S Potter, BA 
Email: spotter@downside.co.uk