Changing schools at any stage is an exciting time but, as we are all aware, can be daunting too. At Downside, we provide a warm welcome to all of our new pupils and parents which means the transition from their current school to Downside is as smooth and as rewarding as possible.

First Form (Year 7) or Second Form (Year 8) entry will provide your son or daughter with the opportunity to develop their intellectual curiosity through the breadth and depth of the academic curriculum available. Assigned to a dedicated tutor, pupils are not only supported in their academic studies, but also in their sports and in our vast array of co-curricular activities on offer which take place on the School’s 500-acre campus.

Third Form (Year 9) entry is a time when we welcome our largest number of pupils to the School from a variety of Prep Schools from around the country or indeed from overseas. It is a time for preparation, development and exploration prior to the two-year GCSE course that starts in the Fourth Form (Year 10).

Click here for the First to Third Form prospectus.