Press Releases

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 […]

Oxbridge success!

We’re thrilled to report that Tristan van Laar has been offered a place to study Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (Choral Scholarship), Matthew Walters to study Classics at Homerton College, Cambridge (Organ Scholarship), and Olii Neilson to study Earth Sciences at St Anne’s College, Oxford.  They, along with a number of our Sixth Form pupils, undertook an academic enrichment programme, receiving […]

Chef James selected for top award

We’re thrilled with the news that Head Chef, James Lowe, has been selected for the prestigious LACA School Chef of the Year award.  James will prepare a two-course meal – of Courgette, carrot and chickpea potato rosti served with poached egg, mozzarella croquettes, cheese sauce and salsa, followed by a ‘Downside Royal Charlie’, a fruit […]

Classic cars return to Downside

Downside Abbey, a Benedictine monastery 12 miles south of Bath, will host its Fifth Classic Car Show, on Sunday 24th June 2018. Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, “The show is based in a remarkable setting and always with a fantastic array of top-class vehicles. I really […]