A busy term ahead

Posted on: 29th Oct

It is currently one of the busiest times of the academic year. At the beginning of November, it is the Revision and Study Skills week for our Year 11 students, ahead of their mock exams at the beginning of December. We will be working closely with students to finely hone their skills and really appreciate the support that comes from parents and carers in supporting these revision plans outside of school hours.

This term our full calendar of events continues with house rugby and hockey week in November, and culminating in December with our Christmas concert – a celebration of musical talent - and an event which is a personal highlight for me and the staff here at The Downs School.

In December, we will welcome back our former Sixth Formers alongside current students for a presentation evening. This is a great opportunity for both former and current pupils to all be together for one night and celebrate each other’s achievements. It is also an opportunity to talk to our leavers about how they are getting on at university and in the world of work.

Our next Parent Forum, our regular get together with parents to discuss key issues in the life of our school will take place on the evening of December 5. In the next forum we will be looking at our new website. We look forward to welcoming you and hearing your thoughts. 

On 22 November, we have our open evening for prospective Sixth Form students. If you would like to attend and find out more about the fantastic opportunities we offer, please click here for all the information.

Finally, I would like to congratulate two of our students on their recent incredible achievements. Alice Knight has been selected to join the National Youth Orchestra, and Clara Jones has been selected for the Feva Sailing Class National Squad (CNS). Congratulations on your successes, you are both excellent ambassadors for The Downs School.


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