As the new academic term of 2020 begins, we are extremely grateful for the continued generosity from OGs and the wider Downside Community.  

It gives me great pleasure to share the news that Hans Fleischner (C45), has so generously donated $1,000,000 to the Bursary and Scholarship Fund.  

Hans is a longstanding benefactor of Downside with a vision that OGs come together to give back and support generations to come. The impact his donation, alongside donations from other OGs, parents and the wider Downside family, is huge and will enable pupils who might not otherwise benefit from a Downside education, to join us through a means-tested bursary. 

‘This is an extraordinarily generous donation and we are hugely grateful to Hans.  It gives us a great lift that he has shown such confidence in what we are doing here at Downside and will provide life changing opportunities for pupils now and in the future.’

Head Master, Andrew Hobbs.

We are very excited to have pupils back in beautiful Somerset, ready to begin the new term. Thank you to all who continue to support us, especially in today’s unprecedented world, we are extremely grateful.   

The 2019-20 Annual Report is available to view here and information on supporting the Bursary Fund here.    

Picture taken in 2018 with Hans, Jane Vines and Dom Leo Maidlow Davis.