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At Downside, we are committed to providing an environment which nurtures young people through education, exploration and challenge.

Throughout the year, we are delighted to work in partnership with you to enjoy our fabulous school, whether that be to host your business meetings, your swim school or for your County Cricket training – and of course much more.

The Commercial Enterprises department is purely focused on supporting you before and during your time at the school.

We very much look forward to working with you.

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ISSY HARTNELL
Director of Commercial Enterprises
ihartnell@downside.co.uk
01761 235100

I just wanted to let you know that I have been getting some great feedback from our coaches and umpires about the quality of the pitches at Downside School this summer, so thank you and to your team for all your hard work so far!
Somerset County Cricket

In accordance with KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) 2022, it is a requirement for us to see your safeguarding policy and provisions that you put in place for checking your staff, their DBS checks and any training they undertake. We will need to have sight of this information before approving bookings.

The new requirements are explained below:

Non-school activities on school premises

A new section has also been included to clarify who is responsible for safeguarding in relation to non-school activities on site. Ultimately, KCSIE 2022 confirms that if it is an activity under the supervision of the School, their safeguarding policy will apply. If it is organised by a third party however, the School must instead seek an assurance that the organiser has child protection procedures in place. KCSIE also goes further to say that the safeguarding arrangements should be included in any lease or hire agreement as a condition of use and occupation of the premises; with the stipulation that a failure to comply with this would lead to termination of the agreement.

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