Wider Curriculum

Co-curricular activities provide vital experiences and opportunities and Downside School offers an exceptionally wide choice to its pupils.

Wider Curriculum Activities

All boys and girls are expected to participate; there are extended time slots for activities, clubs and societies, drama, music and sport on every weekday afternoon and a huge range of activities also take place outside the formal co-curricular times.

Activity Clubs and Societies

The Activity clubs and societies aim to develop and meet the interests of every pupil at Downside and there are more than seventy different clubs and societies:

Aquatic ActivitiesDrama Sailing
ArtDuke of EdinburghSchool Council 
AstronomyEnvironmental CommitteeSchool Magazine
Ballet RAD ClassicalFly FishingSkiing
BandGardeningSpeech and Drama
BasketballGolfSports Leadership
Book ClubHistorySquash
BridgeIndoor FootballStone Carving
Chanter MandarinTap
Chess Model United Nations Tennis
Choir Modern/Jazz Dance (ISTD) Theatre
Community Service Music Catalogue Tutoria 
Contemporary Dance OrchestraWeight Training 
Cookery Photography Woodwork 
Cricket Pipe Band Vintners 
Debating Poetry Young Enterprise 
Design RidingWarhammer
Dining Rugby Conditioning  

Director of the Wider Curriculum

Mr S Potter, BA 
Email: spotter@downside.co.uk