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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 student absence please email or call 01454 862395 with your child's name, tutor group and reason for absence


Year 6 Transition

We update this information annually for the parents of students who will be joining Downend School each September. Please bear with us whilst we update it for September 2023.

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.

Transition Information 2022-2023





Mr T Brockwell 


Mr J Chilcott


Mr J Thompson 


Miss R Sweet


Mr J Slade


Ms C McNeil 


Mr T Rolle 


Mr R Browne


Mr J Allen 

 Heads of House

Head of Grace House & Senior Head of House

Mrs P Keegan

Head of Brunel House

Mrs S Kaur

Head of Muller House

Mrs S Davey

Head of Carpenter House

Mr A Newman

Further Information

 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