House News

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 […]

THREE DAYS IN JUNE

In the last week of term we held our annual Three Days in June activity programme at Downside School. The programme was extremely varied, from sport to art, quilt making to computer science, photography to ecology, and offered an opportunity for some pupils to try something new for the first time. For others it was […]

THE TITANS CUP

After weeks of rain the sun finally came out to shine on the much-anticipated Titan’s Cup Final held on Isabella Lawn yesterday. The Titans Cup is a football championship organised by Powell House. Its objectives are to develop friendship and a sense of community among House members. Teams are headed up by the prefects from […]

ECO WARRIORS

As you may know, Downside School is going single-use plastic free from September. In addition, every House will have recycling and composting bins, and water stations will be placed around the campus for pupils to refill their own water bottles with. The Abbey have already gone single-use plastic-free, and also swapped plastic-cling film for plant-based […]