School News

CRICKET AT DOWNSIDE

Unquestionably, the sport of cricket has been a major feature at Downside ever since the first cricket match was played at the School in 1867 and, under the leadership of our Head of Cricket Development, Mr Alfonso Thomas & our Head of Girls Games, Mrs Emily Chapman, last year saw the first ever girls’ fixtures […]

LOCAL CONCERT SERIES LAUNCHED BY DOWNSIDE MUSIC SCHOLARS

Sixth Formers Oscar Healy and Julian Chan are no strangers to vocal solos and, last Saturday, they took their talents to St Margaret’s Church, Hinton Blewett where they launched the Parish’s ‘Music at Noon’ concert series with a recital of lieder, aria and song.  An appreciative audience heard music from Handel, Schumann, Dowland and Porter […]

A STRONG START TO SPORT FOR THE LENT TERM

The first weekend of the Lent Term saw some strong performances across Hockey, Netball, Football and Cross Country. The Netball 1st VIIs, 2nd VIIs, U14As and U14Bs all won their games against Warminster School. In Hockey, the Downside U14As and U14Bs also one won their matches 10-0 and 4-0, respectively, against Warminster School. Downside hosted […]

AUSTRALIAN EXCHANGE

We are delighted to welcome a new student, Susannah from Rosebank College, a Benedictine school in Sydney, for a short stay at Downside School. Benedictine traditions were established by Dom Bede Polding, a past pupil and then a Downside Monk, who evangelised the Catholic faith in Australia. He was made the first Archbishop of Sydney […]