School News

OUR HOUSE – THE MADNESS MUSICAL

Slick costume changes, cleverly designed sets, creative choreography and all our favourite Madness tunes – Our House, the Musical, was everything we love about Madness and more. Our House, written by Tim Firth, tells the story of Londoner Joe who, on his 16th birthday in an effort to impress his girlfriend, Sarah, makes a decision […]

MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION 2020

Last weekend 13 Downside pupils took part in the Mock Trial Competition at Wood Green Crown Court, London, immersing them in all aspects of a criminal trial. The Competition gives pupils the opportunity to take part in realistic court cases with real judges, pitting their skills against other schools, encouraging the development of skills such […]

MODEL UNITED NATIONS – BRISTOL 2020

Last Sunday, Downside School pupils attended the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference at Bristol Grammar School: a challenging Conference of debate testing team work, public speaking and negotiation. Representing delegations of China and Morocco, this was the first MUN conference for two of our pupils, both of whom relished the challenge of public speaking in […]

ADDING VALUE AT A LEVEL

We are delighted to announce that, for adding value at A level, Downside has been placed second in Somerset and 39th nationally in the DFE performance tables, ranking our value added score in the top 30 independent schools in England. These results reflect the commitment of Downside to see every pupil achieve their very best […]