A traditional warm Benedictine welcome to our pupils – returning and new – as we dive into the new year here at Downside Boarding School in Somerset.

From the UK, pupils have joined us from from Farleigh, All Hallows, Hazlegrove, Sandroyd, Kilmersdon and Chewton Mendip Schools to name but a few. Our new overseas pupils hail from many different corners of the world, bringing with them different cultural identities to share with the new friends that they will make here. Indeed, we are delighted to have 34 nationalities represented at Downside including pupils from Chile, Hong Kong, Brazil, Poland, China and Spain. A truly diverse community!