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DOWNSIDE SCHOOL CONCERTO COMPETITION

May 2019 From Bach to Haydn, Strauss to Mendelssohn, last Sunday’s Concerto Competition showcased some of the fine young musical talent we are lucky to have at Downside School. It was a pleasure to welcome back Miss Gillian Oswell to adjudicate this year’s competition, who has the unenviable job of choosing between five highly polished […]

THE INVENTORS OF TOMORROW: PART II

May 2019 Next in our Downside Inventors of Tomorrow series, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, Fifth Former Seb has designed and built his own electric guitar as part of his GCSE DT course. Traditionally, many guitarists use effects (‘pedals’) to change the sound of their guitar in the form of small boxes that […]

13+ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

We have this week concluded the largest and highest quality set of Downside School 13+ scholarship assessments this decade.  The quality and number of applicants for the Academic, Sport and Art categories in particular were outstanding. Overall there were 30 candidates and 48 individual applications across the seven scholarship categories of Academic, Music/Choral, Art, Design, […]

CHARITY SHOWCASE CONCERT

From the opening fanfare by the Brass Group to the rousing finale with concert band and the pipers, this year’s Charity Showcase Concert delighted an enthusiastic audience with a feast of musical delights from a huge variety of musical genres.  Our large instrumental ensembles featured in the programme with a spirited performance of Rossini’s Barber […]