School News

MUSICRAMA

  In the Summer Term the Music and Drama Departments joined forces for a remote learning project entitled ‘Musicrama’. Pupils from the First to Third Forms tapped into the inner lives of toys (1F), household objects (2F), and any inanimate object (3F) and created monologues accompanied by soundtracks and sound effects. For Drama pupils were […]

2 DAYS IN JUNE

Our annual ‘Days in June’ event celebrates the end of the academic year, and sees pupils and staff engaged in a range of co-curricular activities. This year the programme included Covid mask making, sleeping out for the homeless, Virtual Sports Day, Abingdon debating, readings from The Book of Hopes, cookery and creative competitions, and remote […]

VIRTUAL PRIZE DAY 2020

Yesterday we joined together virtually to celebrate the achievements of our school community in academia, sport, performing arts, and for contributions of service to the School and wider society. During the day we enjoyed an opening prayer from Prior Nicholas, followed by speeches from the new Chair of Governors, Dr Giles Mercer, President of St […]

GILES MERCER – CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

We are delighted to announce that Dr Giles Mercer has been appointed as Chair of Governors at Downside School from 20th June 2020. Andrew Hobbs, Head Master, said of the news, “We are privileged to have Dr Mercer as our new Chair of Governors and I look forward to working with him to continue the development […]