Pupils are enthusiastic and highly motivated learners. ISI Report 2018
At Downside, we are committed to working in partnership with families, providing an environment which nurtures young people of integrity who can think for themselves, excel academically, stand up for their beliefs, and act to make a positive difference in the world.
Founded in 1606, Downside School is a 24/7 leading, forward-thinking school based just 25 minutes from the famous World Heritage City of Bath.
The School is set in 500 acres of beautiful English countryside and has extensive facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a Mac Suite dedicated to music and a 400-seat theatre and recording studio in the Performing Arts Centre. The stunning Downside Abbey Church is one of only four minor basilicas in England making the School’s ‘School Chapel’ unusual.
Pupils at Downside benefit from the boarding ethos of the School, whether they are full boarders, as 75% are, or day pupils, who are fully and positively integrated, with all that means in terms of friendships, independence and life skills.
Downside is uncompromising in the pursuit of academic excellence; itaims for the highest standards in the extensive and exciting extra-curricular programme, and provides plentiful and varied opportunities for service and leadership.
The School is known for the outstanding pastoral support for all pupils and are proud of its award as ‘Best for Well-being’.
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