Overseas Families

Downside School has a long tradition of welcoming international families to the School.

First and foremost from Catholic countries but also from many different corners of the world. There are many reasons why overseas pupils join Downside: to reach their academic potential, gain independence and learn English. They will also broaden their minds and learn to live in a community with excellent facilities on campus.

As Downside is an academically selective school, we ask pupils to complete assessment papers and also request a reference from their current school. International pupils join the same boarding Houses as the UK based pupils and are fully integrated within the School – pupils make lifelong friendships across the globe.

To learn more about our EAL provision, click here.

Airport Transfer

Bristol Airport is a short taxi ride from Downside. We also provide regular airport transfer coaches to and from London Heathrow at the start and end of each term and Half Term holidays. To book, click here.

More Information

Please contact the Admissions Team for more information.