House News

VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The 75th anniversary of VE Day last Friday was particularly poignant. As well as a celebration of peace in the past, it also symbolised the coming together as virtual communities in the face of the current COVID-19 struggles. Again we pray for peace, albeit in a different form. Downsiders engaged wholeheartedly with a special programme […]

FROM THE HEAD MASTER

Following the Government directive, Downside School has closed for the time being. Whilst we are uncertain when we, along with other schools, will be able to open again for pupils and staff to return in person, we remain, as ever, a committed Downside community. This is a time for imagination and courage, a chance to […]

CHRISTMAS AT DOWNSIDE 2019

The last week of the Michaelmas Term at Downside is always a special one. The London Carol Service started the week of festivities at St Mary’s Church in Hampstead. Director of Music, Mr McNamara, and members of the Downside Schola Cantorum performed a wonderful repertoire of festive music for friends, families and OGs. Pupils were […]

TESSERA – THE DOWNSIDE ACADEMIC JOURNAL

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new academic journal – Tessera. Academic study in schools has increasingly been reduced to utility – knowledge and training in skills for personal success and material prosperity. At Downside we consciously resist this utilitarian approach and the intention of Tessera is to celebrate intellectual exploration and […]