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Downside School

Downside is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England's oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. Almost all the pupils at Downside are full boarders, although day pupils are also warmly welcomed. The opportunities open to boys and girls at Downside - academic, sporting, in music, drama and co-curricular activities - are exceptional.


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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Day/boarding type: Day and Full boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 372

Downside School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£7,853 to £10,536

Day fees per term:
£4,980 to £5,904

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
933 / 6021

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (41)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (190)

Sixth form: (92)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (36)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (105)

Sixth form: (59)

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants

Disclaimer:Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies