School News

OPEN MORNING OCTOBER 2019

We were delighted to welcome so many new faces to the School last Saturday for our Open Morning. Visitors were greeted in true Downside fashion with foot-stomping tunes from our rousing Pipe Band. Various members of the CCF along with archers, fencers, mountain bikers and sailing enthusiasts spoke to the families with gusto about their […]

E SAFETY & DIGITAL LEADERS

As part of our on-going relationships with primary schools, Head of Computing, Mr Ian Ramsden, is visiting local schools to share his expertise and experiences regarding E-Safety. In recent sessions with Kilmersdon Primary School in Somerset, Mr Ramsden talked with Year 6 pupils about their concerns online, including keeping passwords safe and cyber bullying. He […]

THE JOURNEY TO OXBRIDGE

We are delighted that 15% of our Sixth Form have prepared or are preparing for their Oxbridge applications. Subjects selected include PPE, Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Economics and Engineering. Spanish Sixth Former Aram has applied for PPE at Oxford – a degree he finds particularly interesting as he is considering a career in diplomacy or […]

SIXTH FORM SUBJECT FAIR 2019

Last Saturday’s Sixth Form Subject Fair was a great success with external visitors and our internal Fifth Form alike excited to see the range and quality of subjects on offer at Downside School, as well as to learn more about Sixth Form life. Director of Studies, Daniel Gibbons, opened the Fair with an introduction to […]