Art, Music, Drama & Sport
Participation is a very important feature of life at Downend School.
All students follow courses in Art, Music and Drama in Years 7 to 9, with many students taking theses subjects as options in Years 10 to 13. There are many opportunities to participate both in the classroom and through a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
Our specialist Music facilities are home to a number of small and large ensemble groups, with singing a particular strength of the school, and there are regular opportunities to perform in concerts. The Drama studio stages numerous productions throughout the year.
Art is a very popular and successful option at GCSE and A-level.
Sport is a long-standing strength of the school. The Downend Sports Centre is home to a diverse range of school and community sports and full use is made of our extensive indoor and outdoor facilities which include an all-weather pitch. In addition to weekly PE lessons, there is a wide choice of training sessions and fixtures in which students can participate. Downend students have experienced considerable success in a variety of local, county and national championships.
Downend School has an emerging reputation for outdoor education, with a growing number of students achieving Duke of Edinburgh Awards.