Downside School

Telephone: 01761 235 103
School Address: Stratton-on-the-Fosse Radstock Bath BA3 4RJ


Number in School: 362
Number of Boarders: 261
Boarding Type: Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Mrs Claire Murphy
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01761 235 183

Downside is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school and is one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools having been founded in 1606. Housed in magnificent buildings set in a 500-acre estate in Somerset close to the historic city of Bath. Downside is committed to remaining a traditional full-boarding school with over 75% of pupils boarding full time. Weekends are full, busy and purposeful with a full programme of activities that day pupils often come in to take part in. The School is known for the outstanding pastoral support for all pupils and are proud of its award as “Best for Well-being”. Co-curricular activities also provide vital experiences and opportunities and Downside offers an exceptionally wide choice to its pupils.

Downside’s Abbey Church is one of only two minor basilicas in England making the school’s ‘School Chapel’ unusual.

2021-2022 From £5,827 to £12,032 per term Majority of activities, laundry