School News

WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE IS FOR GIRLS

From Siobhan Allen, Teacher of Computer Science Programmable computers were first developed in Britain and the USA during World War II, predominantly for military use. Up until the 1960s, women made up most of the computing workforce as it was considered a low-skilled role equivalent to secretarial work. During this time, women pioneers such as […]

GEORGE BEVAN

This week Downside welcomed George Bevan as the School’s new Head of Academic Music. Previously Director of Music at Monkton Combe Senior School, George brings with him a wealth of skills, experience and enthusiasm. He joins a strong Music Department which includes over 20 permanent and part-time teachers of music working collaboratively to provide pupils […]

RUGBY PATHWAY NEWS

We are delighted to share with you the following recent rugby pathway news from Downside. U16 Bath Rugby Academy – Player Development Group Congratulations to two of our Fifth Form pupils who learned this week that they have been selected for the U16 Academy squad which will now be preparing for forthcoming fixtures against London […]

A MESSAGE OF HOPE 2021

A Message of Hope from the St Teresa Community: ‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned’ (Isiah 9:2) This is a passage from Isaiah. His reference to people walking in darkness could be related to you. You may feel […]