School News

FIFTH FORM GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP

The Geography Department attended its annual GCSE field trip to the River Holford in the stunning Quantock Hills on Wednesday 12th September. On the trip pupils collected data for the coursework element of the GCSE course. The pupils were learning about how river efficiency changes with distance downstream and how to conduct proper scientific investigations. Pupils […]

SCIENCE SCOPE: RACE THE LINE

Have you ever wondered how fast a rocket car made of foam can go? On 21 September, four local primary schools will have the opportunity to find out as they join us here at Downside for an exciting Sciencescope ‘Race for the Line’ event.  Pupils and teachers from Chewton Mendip, St Benedict’s, Kilmersdon and Bishop […]

NEW FACES

Downside welcomes over 90 new pupils for the start of the new academic year from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, China, Chile and Mexico across Forms 1-Lower Sixth.

NEW STAFF AT DOWNSIDE

Downside is pleased to welcome a number of new staff on both the teaching and support sides. Mr Michael Randall is our new Deputy Head. As well as assisting Mr Hobbs with the exciting new future of the school, Mr Randall will be one of Downside’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, along with the Head Master. […]