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The Downs School – Ofsted Inspection
The report following our recent Ofsted inspection of 6th and 7th June will be published in approximately 2 weeks from the inspection. The Ofsted team wished for their thanks and appreciation to be passed on to our students for their warm welcome and their high standards of co-operation and respect.
The Downs School Year 9 cricket team beat St Bartholemew's School in the final over. This then places them favourably to win the West Berkshire league this season.
Also The Downs School Year 7 Quadkids Athletics team finished second in the regional round. This now qualifies them for the County Final in July at Wellington College.
Year 13 Leavers' Celebration
Our current year 13s recently celebrated, not only their time in the sixth form but, for the majority of them, seven years at The Downs School. Traditionally they are allowed to spend the day in fancy dress and generally make it a day to remember. This year was no exception and we all observed a multitude of colourful and inventive characters throughout the day.
These senior students demonstrated that they could have fun while they took a day, at this intensive time of study, to celebrate and look forward to a new phase of their lives while appreciating their time at The Downs School. This all led into an assembly which again had a light hearted but nostalgic theme.
Of course they are still part of our school, currently sitting their final exams and we are confident they will do well. There is also the opportunity for another get together, with teachers and students alike looking forward to Prom!