School News

SKERN LODGE

On the last weekend of term the Downside School Third Form travelled to Skern Lodge in Bideford, Devon, for a long weekend of activities and adventure. The weather was, thankfully, glorious! Pupils spent their time outside as much as possible and enjoyed a range of active experiences including surfing, raft building, power boating and kayaking. […]

CORNWALL ART TRIP

On their recent art trip to Cornwall, Downside School creative Fourth Formers carried out research for their GCSE coursework project – ‘Coastal’. After a visit to the Kurt Jackson Gallery in St Just for inspiration, the first day was spent at Priest’s Cove, drawing in charcoal, ink and graphite and building stone sculptures from beach […]

LOWER SIXTH FORM RETREATS

Pupils always look forward to their retreat days – where they have a chance to pause, reflect and give something back. And wherever they go, our pupils take the warmth of the Downside community with them. This week the Lower Sixth Form split into two groups for their Bristol retreats – one to St James […]

GCSE BRITISH PHYSICS OLYMPIAD

This year, for the first time, top set GCSE Physicists from Downside School entered the GCSE British Physics Olympiad. The Olympiad aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through four annual Physics competitions. The competitions test understanding and problem-solving skills and are open to talented young physicists in school […]