We have been delighted to see the progress and share in the successes of our pupils at competitive sport fixtures during September and October.

The Girls’ 1st XI Hockey Team continue their upwards curve, recording some good results, and the Boys’ 1st XV Rugby Team remains undefeated up to Half Term.

Last week Downside hosted the first Somerset round of the ESAA Cross Country Cup 2021. 25 schools visited Downside to compete in four strands: Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Intermediate Girls and Intermediate Boys. Congratulations to all our pupils who took part and, in particular, to Harry (Third Form) who came fifth in the Intermediate Boys against 41 other runners.

Whilst we celebrate these successes, more importantly, it is a pleasure to see so many of our pupils ‘getting out there’ and enjoying themselves, whether at a competitive fixture or during an internal games session.