Pupil News

2 DAYS IN JUNE

Our annual ‘Days in June’ event celebrates the end of the academic year, and sees pupils and staff engaged in a range of co-curricular activities. This year the programme included Covid mask making, sleeping out for the homeless, Virtual Sports Day, Abingdon debating, readings from The Book of Hopes, cookery and creative competitions, and remote […]

NEW HEADS OF SCHOOL

We are delighted to announce our Heads of School for 2020-21: Katharina Luetzenkirchen and Nick Hobbs. The current Heads of School are Georgia Bolton and Mateusz Kapustka, who both joined Downside in the Lower Sixth. The commitment they have shown to their roles this past year has been impressive. Despite lockdown, they have remained entirely […]

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 […]

INVENTORS OF TOMORROW (PART 3)

Entrepreneurial spirit is something we embrace wholeheartedly at Downside. We support and encourage our pupils to challenge themselves and push the boundaries of creativity in whatever area they choose. One such pupil is Lower Sixth Former Teddy Isola. Before lockdown, Teddy was designing and building a self-propelled motorised snowboard for his A level Design and […]