School News

WORLD BOOK DAY

‘Reader, I married him!’; ‘There was me, that is Alex and my three droogs.’ ‘I think a lot, but I don’t say much.’ … The theme for this year’s World Book Day was My Story encompassing fiction in the first person, autobiography, travel writing and journals. At-School activities included a Viking Feast and a Treasure […]

VISIONS OF THE GOTHIC

We recently welcomed A level pupils from Norton Hill, Holyrood Academy and Wellsway schools together with 40 of our own pupils to a one-day Gothic conference at Downside. Dr Emma McEvoy, Senior Lecturer from the University of Westminster, delivered two lectures and seminars on the Evolving Vampire and the American Gothic. Our resident History of […]

THIRD FORMERS VISIT BLETCHLEY PARK

This Term our Third Formers visited Bletchley Park – home of the codebreakers. The day was packed with a wide range of activities including a guided visit of the park, an immersive cinematic experience explaining the importance of the role that Bletchley Park played during the run-up to and on D-Day, as well as a […]

FROM THE HEAD MASTER

Following the Government directive, Downside School has closed for the time being. Whilst we are uncertain when we, along with other schools, will be able to open again for pupils and staff to return in person, we remain, as ever, a committed Downside community. This is a time for imagination and courage, a chance to […]