Pupil News

TEDx – FOR ‘IDEAS WORTH SPREADING’

Heads of School Georgia Bolton and Mateusz Kapustka have secured a TEDx licence for Downside.  Securing the licence has been a rewarding but challenging process, involving hard work, dedication and time, something as Heads of School, Georgia and Mateusz are no novices to. A grassroots initiative created in the spirit of TED’s mission to research […]

BATH DEBATING COMPETITION

In November, five Downside School boys and one girl, along with teams from 10 other schools from Bath, the Cotswolds and Cardiff, took part in the Bath Debating Competition. The Competition, organised by the Bath University Debating Society, and held at Bath University, is for pupils in Years 10-13 and aims to improve their speaking […]

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 […]