Pupil News

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 […]

2019 LEAVERS’ BALL

Hollywood – and the summer sun – came to Downside School last Friday evening as our Upper Sixth Formers enjoyed an evening of celebration with family, friends and staff at their Leaver’s Ball. The sense of the community spirit that is so distinct at Downside was evident as fellow pupils greeted each other so warmly […]

SKERN LODGE

On the last weekend of term the Downside School Third Form travelled to Skern Lodge in Bideford, Devon, for a long weekend of activities and adventure. The weather was, thankfully, glorious! Pupils spent their time outside as much as possible and enjoyed a range of active experiences including surfing, raft building, power boating and kayaking. […]

INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS COMPETITION

Sporting spirits were high last week as all six Houses at Downside School competed in the ever-popular annual Inter-House Athletics. The School decamped up to the athletics track and field, complete with music and refreshments, to compete in a variety of events including javelin, high jump, shot put and running. The standard of the performances […]