School News

PUBLIC EXAM RESULTS 2019

Downside School is delighted to announce a further improvement on last year’s A level and GCSE grades. The proportion of A* grades has risen to 15% (11% in 2018) and A*/A grades to 36% (35% in 2018). There was a number of outstanding performances from individual pupils, with 17% of the cohort achieving 3 or […]

DON’T TAKE COMPUTING OFF THE CURRICULUM MENU!

­Many schools find that they are are struggling to offer Computing as part of an already packed curriculum, where ‘core’ subjects occupy the majority of space, marginalising the opportunity of a comprehensive digital education. In an increasingly computerised world, understanding how technology works is essential; not only to everyday life now, but also for its […]

A LEVEL THEATRE STUDIES & GCSE DRAMA

From this September as, due to demand, we are launching A level Theatre Studies into the Downside School curriculum. Also, from September 2020, we plan to add Drama at GCSE. We are delighted that our cohort relish performing arts and, with the Abbey Church, our 400-seat Fleischner Theatre, a music-dedicated Mac Studio and a Recording […]

NEW LECTURE SERIES

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new events series with The Tablet on Wednesday 25th September 2019. We warmly invite you to Downside School, in conjunction with The Tablet, for an evening of debate and discussion around the purpose and nature of Catholic education today: What makes for a successful Catholic education in […]