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.  

Extra-CurriculaR Activities 

Here at Downend learning beyond timetabled lessons is a key entitlement for our students. Our extensive enrichment programme offers a breadth of activities where students can try new things, learn new skills, and meet new people: fostering creativity, teamwork, confidence and curiosity through a well rounded and stimulating range of activities for everyone to become involved in. 

Statement of Intent: Enrichment Curriculum

  • to give all students the opportunity to demonstrate their PRIDE values 
  • to promote personal development of all students
  • to give all students access to a wide and rich set of experiences
  • to give all students the opportunity to develop their talents and further their interests

We offer a range of clubs and activities at lunchtime and after school, as well as a well established Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, and a calendar of trips, visits and enrichments. In addition to this there is a broad programme of sporting fixtures, music tuition and concerts too.

For a taste of the activities available to our students, please browse the newsletters below.


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Please click on the links below for further information.

Duke of Edinburgh
Music Tuition and Events
PRIDE passport
Trips and Visits