Pupil News

SPORTS ROUND UP

Over the weekend, despite the atrocious weather, our sporting teams enjoyed a variety of great games, both home and away.  In their match against Wellington School, the Hockey U15B team overcame their opponents in a thrilling 3-1 win. In other Hockey news, Lower-Sixth Former Amelia McCleave has been selected for the U17 Girls Avon Junior Academy […]

LANGUAGES DAY AT DOWNSIDE

Languages, both modern and classical, have always enjoyed great prominence at Downside School, but, as has been very evident in the press recently, their place in the curriculum of many schools is threatened these days.  As part of an initiative to make younger pupils aware of how important the learning of a foreign language is, […]

13+ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

We have this week concluded the largest and highest quality set of Downside School 13+ scholarship assessments this decade.  The quality and number of applicants for the Academic, Sport and Art categories in particular were outstanding. Overall there were 30 candidates and 48 individual applications across the seven scholarship categories of Academic, Music/Choral, Art, Design, […]

MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

On Saturday 9th February 15 Downside students travelled to Wood Green Crown Court in London to take part in a mock trial competition with five other schools. The pupils participated in three rounds covering two criminal cases, before real judges and prepared the parts of barristers, witnesses, jurors, clerk and usher. Special mention must be made […]