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Our ambitious development programme provides an opportunity to enhance the experience and facilities our pupils have during their time at Downside. Examples of recent and future projects are listed below.

to discuss how you can get involved, contact Jess Newman, Director of Development.

Ways to make a donation


Our largest and latest capital campaign was to redevelop the Fleischner Theatre, which included a new Music School and created a fantastic new Performing Arts Centre, all funded by donations from parents and alumni. A magnificent £1,428,324 was raised to realise this project.

In previous years, Capital Projects have also included the restoration of the Allan Bath, the Sports Hall refurbishment, and a new faculty created for Art and Design, alongside many others.

Each year, additional funds are raised for smaller projects within the School, such as the renewed piano fleet, an interactive periodic table, new sailing boats for the CCF, new deckchairs for spectators and a giant outdoor chess set.

Development Annual Report


Project Estimated Cost
Scoreboards for Junior Rugby £1,000
Choir Robes £2,500
Mountain Bike Trailer £3,000
Indoor Shooting Equipment £12,000
All Weather Cricket Nets £45,000
Resurfacing of Outdoor Courts £160,000
New Sixth Form Centre £TBC
Biology Laboratory Refurbishment £TBC
Barlow Roof Restoration £TBC
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