School News

ACADEMIC REMOTE LEARNING – LENT TERM 2021

Our Academic Remote Learning programme is once again helping our pupils with a daily routine which is manageable and sustainable. We have slightly redesigned our timetable to make the timings simpler and with the intention of providing a healthy blend of opportunities for classes to come together to receive live instruction or modelled activities; but […]

DOWNSIDE LANGUAGE LEADER AWARD

For a number of years, languages teacher Mrs Iglesias and Downside Sixth Form linguists have undertaken languages outreach to local primary schools. Although pupils are not currently able to go into other schools due to Covid, some of the Sixth Form have been providing languages support and teaching to younger pupils at Downside. To acknowledge […]

INTER-HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION – MICHAELMAS TERM 2020

The Downside Inter-House Music Competition has always been a hotly-contested event – and the 2020 event, based on colours, was no different. First and Second Forms – blue Isabella triumphed with How Far I’ll Go from the film Moana. Caverel performed admirably with Mr Blue Sky, and Powell’s pirate fiesta Drunken Sailor was a hoot. […]

THE MICHAELMAS MATILDA ON BBC RADIO SOMERSET

In November 2020 two of our First Form pupils were interviewed – with librarian Ms Craig – by BBC Radio Somerset for the station’s ‘Story of Somerset’, as told through the county’s traditions and festivals. Radio presenter Charlie Taylor was interested in a new tradition that Downside started last year as part of National Poetry […]