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In the competitive world of independent education, professional fundraising is an essential part of every school’s life and Downside is no exception. There are many ways to impact the lives of so many deserving children, from the life changing Father Laurence Bursary Fund, which provides means-tested financial support to talented pupils through to Capital and Annual Fund projects, enriching the lives of all involved within the School.

Downside is and always has been so much more than just a place of education. Thank you to all who have shown extraordinary loyalty and commitment to Downside over the years.

There are many ways to contribute, whether it is by giving financially or offering your time. Please click the links below or contact Jess Newman, Director of Development for more information.


Why we need you

From the restoration of the Fleischner Theatre and Performing Arts Centre to sailing boats and an outdoor chess set in recent years as well as the continual support offered to pupils through the Father Laurence Bursary Fund, you have already impacted the lives of many pupils. View our recent projects here. 

The Development Annual Report highlights our areas of greatest need and there are many worthwhile projects to get involved in. Regular donations offer the easiest way to support our projects, that already make a difference every day.

How to get involved

Downside has a longstanding tradition of philanthropy, rooted in its Benedictine values, supporting, and helping one another. It is with thanks to our alumni, parents, and friends that we can continue to enhance our facilities and provide essential transformational bursary support each year.

regular giving

Regular donations provide an opportunity for Downside to plan for the future, facilitated through the 1814 Society. All donations, no matter their size, make an enormous impact.

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single donation

We are extremely grateful to all our donors who so generously give to Downside, building on our future together for the pupils of tomorrow.

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leave us a legacy 

A legacy is one of the simplest and most flexible ways of supporting Downside, allowing you to make a contribution that is not always possible during your lifetime.

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