Part of castle school education trust

"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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To report a child's absence for years 7-11 please email or call 01454 862395.  For 6th Form please call 01454 862333.  


At Downend School, we use Google Apps:

  • Emails are sent and received using Google Mail.
  • Documents are written and stored using Google Drive.
  • Homework is set, and may be submitted, using Google Classroom.

The links to each of these can be found on the 'Useful Links' tab on the left-hand side of your screen. Some 'How to...' guides from Google can be found on the following links, which explain everything from logging on to submitting work and more:

Google Classroom support
Google Docs support
Gmail support


When your child joins Downend School, parents will receive an invitation to subscribe to Google Guardian updates. This service allows you to view an email summary of your child’s homework set via Google Classroom. For further information on the service please follow this link: Google Guardians FAQ