Press Releases

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 […]

New Head Master announced

We are delighted to announce that the Governors and Trustees have appointed Andrew Hobbs as the new Head Master for Downside School with effect from 1st September 2018.  Mr Hobbs said of the news, “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Head Master and am excited about the journey ahead. Downside is […]

BBC Monastery programme for Radio Times Readers’ Award

We’re thrilled with news that the BBC Four Meditations from the Monastery series, which featured Downside monks for an hour of ‘Slow TV’ last autumn, has been nominated for the Radio Times Readers’ award in the Sandford St Martin Awards!  If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch an extract here.  Please click here to […]

Pupils record audio book for online

Pupils and staff have been working in the Petre Library to record Anne of Green Gables… in its entirety!  The 1908 novel by L.M. Montgomery follows the story of 11-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley. A long-standing favourite, the book has sold more than 50 million copies since its publication; it’s been translated into film, tv and […]