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Downside School

Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom BA3 4RJ

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees£14937 to £17196
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£23559 to £30687

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
45Day30
178Full Board111
0Weekly0
223Total141

Number of Staff

Full-time: 53
Part-time: 25

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Pipe band
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia

Method of Entry

  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • References
  • Please apply to school
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Scholarship exam
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Academic
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • Teaching
  • Roman Catholics
  • 6th Form
  • Sport

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • AMDIS
  • BSA
  • HMC
  • ISBA

Religious Affliations:

  • Roman Catholic
  • Christian


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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