School News

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 […]

TEDx – FOR ‘IDEAS WORTH SPREADING’

Heads of School Georgia Bolton and Mateusz Kapustka have secured a TEDx licence for Downside.  Securing the licence has been a rewarding but challenging process, involving hard work, dedication and time, something as Heads of School, Georgia and Mateusz are no novices to. A grassroots initiative created in the spirit of TED’s mission to research […]

GIRLS CRICKET WINS OVER PRIOR AND ROYAL HIGH

This week the Downside girls U15A cricket squad won against Prior Park and Royal High Bath in the first round of the 2020 Lady Taverners competitions – the UK’s only national girls-only cricket competitions. In a post-match interview the Downside team spoke of how supportive they were of each other throughout the games – an […]

THE OTHER GUYS: A CAPPELLA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE!

Jaw-dropping harmonies, inventive lyrics and slick dance moves: Thursday night was a cappella night at Downside School as singing sensation The Other Guys performed a medley of songs in the school theatre. Scotland’s premier all-male a cappella ensemble, The Other Guys (TOG), was founded in 2004 by a group of friends at the University of […]