School News

A level results

The pupils at Downside celebrate their A level results today with another good year and some outstanding performances.  Nine pupils achieved straight A*/As which represents 12% of the cohort with great strength in the STEM subjects. Three pupils move on to study medicine and one to read Earth Sciences at Oxford. Classics is also alive […]


Father James and a group of Downside pupils and Old Gregorians joined the OMV annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in July. This proved to be a life changing experience for the pupils and OGs who took part. Blessed with wonderful weather the lovely photographs illustrate the special atmosphere this year. To see the full selection please […]

New Prior Announced at Downside

The Monastic Community at Downside has petitioned the Holy See for the the continuation of the current administrative arrangements at Downside Abbey for a further two years which means that a Prior Administrator leads the Community as opposed to an Abbot. The Community is relatively low in numbers and the English Benedictine Congregation now wishes […]

2018 Leavers’ Ball

The 2018 Leavers’ enjoyed a wonderful ball at the end of term celebrating with friends, family and staff to mark the end of their time at Downside. Everyone enjoyed the themed menu consisting of Tuna Carpaccio, Ballotine of Chicken and Chocolate Bomboniere. Our thanks go to the staff of Holroyd Howe for creating such a […]