Downside is pleased to welcome a number of new staff on both the teaching and support sides. Mr Michael Randall is our new Deputy Head. As well as assisting Mr Hobbs with the exciting new future of the school, Mr Randall will be one of Downside’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, along with the Head Master. […]

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse [IICSA]

On 27th November 2017 the public hearings commenced on Child Sex Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and continued until 15th December. The first case study examined the English Benedictine Congregation including schools run by the congregation of which Downside is one. The Inquiry have now published a report on their findings which can be […]

New Prior Announced at Downside

The Monastic Community at Downside has petitioned the Holy See for the the continuation of the current administrative arrangements at Downside Abbey for a further two years which means that a Prior Administrator leads the Community as opposed to an Abbot. The Community is relatively low in numbers and the English Benedictine Congregation now wishes […]

Car-nival family fun day at Downside

Downside School, a day and boarding school for boys and girls, is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’. The event will take place on Sunday 24th June, from 12noon to 4.30pm. Over 100 classic and vintage vehicles will be competing to win. There will also be cricket for boys and […]