House News

New House Mistress of Isabella House – Karen Westlake

We’re pleased to introduce Karen Westlake as the new House Mistress of Isabella House, appointed to replace Claire Murphy as she steps up to the role of Director of Pastoral Care.  Karen joins Downside as an experienced teacher and pastoral leader. She was previously Head of History at New Hall School, Essex, and, prior to […]

A very muddy Inter-House race!

The pupils embraced the bitterly cold Monday afternoon weather to battle it out on the sports pitches… lots of sliding in the mud, lots of cheering, lots of happy pupils. We couldn’t resist sharing these lovely muddy photos with you. To learn more life at Downside, come and visit us at our forthcoming Open Day on Saturday […]

Whole School Retreat [2017]

Pupils and staff took part in a Whole School Retreat, last week. Working within houses, under the guidance of senior pupils and chaplaincy staff, the pupils worked together on a number of tasks to strengthen their faith and team bond.  To learn more about the work of the Chaplaincy team at Downside, click here.   

Powell House at Home 2017

The boys of Powell House were thrilled to welcome friends and family to their annual House at Home event, last weekend.  After Mass in the Abbey Church, during which boys spoke and read bidding prayers, the guests took their seats in the Gasquet Hall for the main event; Rupert and Barnaby spoke eloquently about ‘Life […]