What a wonderful way to end our Michaelmas Term! Last Thursday’s festivities began with the annual Christmas Dash round the School grounds, with Smythe being victorious in this charming but challenging Downside event.

Next was the Parents’ Conference which, as well as the chance for parents and teachers to meet, also offered pastoral talks and a live cookery demonstration from our award-winning Catering team.

The Christmas Carol Service is always a magnificent event, and this year’s Service later that afternoon was no exception, despite the lack of our wonderful Compton organ. Downside Abbey Church was fit to burst with parents, pupils and parishioners, and our choristers performed beautifully, as always.

The day drew to a close with the Downside Christmas Fair – a chance to relax, chat and peruse the many wonderful gifts on offer from this year’s stallholders. As ever, the Catering team worked tirelessly providing delicious fayre for all to enjoy.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas break. If you’d like to attend services in the Abbey Church, please click here for service times.