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"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.  


Year 6 Transition

We update this information annually for the parents of students who will be joining Downend School each September. 

Here you will find all the information relating to the transition of students from Y6 Primary School to Y7 at Downend School.  This will be updated throughout June and July so please come back to check for new information.


Y6 transition evening Thursday 27th June 2024
Transition Day Friday 28th June 2024

Transition Information 2023-2024






























 Heads of House

Head of Grace House & Senior Head of House


Head of Brunel House


Head of Muller House


Head of Carpenter House


Further Information

Below are FAQ for parents and also SEN FAQs. Please send any queries or questions to our dedicated email address;

 FAQs for Students

Please find below the data forms related to the letter sent to all Y6 parents in June.  Copies need to be returned to 


Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Booklet


Downend School Uniform has been designed to be formal, not fashionable.  All students are expected to wear the school uniform with PRIDE. 

Please CLICK HERE for our school information booklet regarding the school uniform, including PE Kit and Outerwear.