School News

RUGBY SUCCESS AND A FOND FAREWELL

The last weekend of the Michaelmas term was a very successful one for our rugby programme. Downside won every fixture against our neighbours King’s Bruton scoring a total of 149 points. The 1st XV finished off a fantastic season playing some brilliant rugby in very poor conditions. The first half was a close game with King’s […]

ISI INSPECT DOWNSIDE SCHOOL

The ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) recently conducted a Regulatory Compliance Inspection and an Educational Quality Inspection at Downside School. The report speaks extremely positively of the School and genuinely reflects its areas of strength and excellence. Anyone reading it will get a very clear sense of the Downside of today and will recognise that the […]

INTER-HOUSE DEBATING FINAL

The final of the Inter-House Debating competition took place last Friday between Roberts, Isabella and Smythe, who had accumulated a total of 89 points each from the competition. The theme was a second Brexit referendum with the Houses arguing the following points: To leave the EU with no deal. To remain. To leave the EU […]

DOWNSIDE RADIO SHOW

Started as an idea by Mr Walters had for a three-day student project in June, the Downside Radio Show now records every Tuesday between 3:45 and 5pm. The Show follows the BBC in its mission to ‘inform, educate and entertain’. with the resulting show being released on Downside’s SoundCloud and School Facebook sites every half-term. […]