Pupil News

COMMUNITY GROUPS

As part of our commitment to Service at Downside School, we strive to look to the needs of others before ourselves. We know that education isn’t just about academic achievement – learning how to ‘give back’ is just as important. To that end, our Community Groups run every week allowing pupils to take part in […]

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 […]

CAMBRIDGE CHEMISTRY CHALLENGE 2019

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge competition aims to stretch and challenge pupils interested in chemistry, and provides an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, the Challenge is designed to be accessible to Year 12 pupils but will take them significantly beyond the syllabus […]

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 […]