School News

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 […]

2018 Leavers’ Ball

The 2018 Leavers’ enjoyed a wonderful ball at the end of term celebrating with friends, family and staff to mark the end of their time at Downside. Everyone enjoyed the themed menu consisting of Tuna Carpaccio, Ballotine of Chicken and Chocolate Bomboniere. Our thanks go to the staff of Holroyd Howe for creating such a […]

Three Days in June

For the final week of term, post exam stress, pupils have been taking part in an unusual timetable.  Below are just some of the activities that took place.  Powell boys headed off to Westward Ho! to perform an act of Service and Stewardship. With approximately 5000 items of litter per mile of beach in the […]

Carnival 2018

Hundreds of people visited Downside on Sunday 24th June to enjoy the Downside Carnival.  Over 140 spectacular cars and motorcycles were on display.  Guests enjoyed hot air balloon rides, live music, cricket and games. Children had great fun painting a car and we thank Ped from Pylle Motors for kindly supplying this. We are very […]