Downside Campus, 12-17 years
Founded in 1606, Downside is housed in magnificent buildings at the foot of the Mendip Hills, adjacent to the ancient Benedictine Monastery, twelve miles south of the historic City of Bath, 40 minutes from Millfield School. Downside enjoys superb facilities including a Theatre, Music Rehearsal rooms, All-weather Astro Pitch, Squash and Tennis Courts and Sports Fields.
The full address for Downside is Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Bath, BA3 4RJ. Please click here to view the exact location on a map.
Please note that it is not in Street or Glastonbury, it is about 40 minutes away.
All enquiries and correspondence are still to be sent to the Course Administrators at Millfield School, Millfield Enterprises, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD.
The two boarding houses we use are Isabella House and Caverel House.
Isabella House is named after Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain and Portugal. It opened in September 2007 and offers students the opportunity to share four or two-bed rooms, or have their own study bedrooms.
Caverel House is named after Abbot Philip de Caverel. This House opened in September 2005. Younger students share four or two-bed rooms. Older students have single bedrooms.
Please note that the accommodation differs slightly from Millfield. There are showers, toilets and washrooms on all floors.
All students have 15 hours of general English tuition per week and can choose from the following courses: Cambridge Examination PET/FCE/CAE, Sports & Recreation, Academy Drama, Academy Rock Music, Academy Etiquette, Academy Film, Academy Swimming, Academy Tennis, Academy Young Leaders, Academy Cooking and Academy Fashion.
Cambridge Examination PET/FCE/CAE - Extra 8 hours English tuition giving guidance and practice to sit this internationally recognised exam at Millfield.
Sports and Recreation - Students choose from a vast range of different sporting and recreational activities in the afternoons.
Academy Drama - Developing all aspects of drama with acting classes, voice projection, mime and movement, plus stage direction (giving and taking) in an excellent 535 seat Theatre. There will be opportunities to showcase productions in front of the rest of the school.
Academy Rock Music - Music theory and applications, song writing, and the chance to work and perform as a band in the Talent Contest and The Millfield Rock Concert.
Academy Etiquette - Girls and boys are welcome. It will teach the students social skills necessary in the modern world from dressing for dinner, laying a table to holding polite conversations and speaking in public. All training will be done in English and will also include comparison of etiquette between different countries, what is acceptable in one country is often not acceptable in another country.
Academy Film - With full time, professional film makers. Learn film craft and techniques, production and presentation skills; students will write, develop and edit short films.
Academy Swimming – A high level of intensive training led by qualified coaches. Programme can be tailored to suit individual needs.
Academy Tennis – Expert tuition to improve all aspects of your game, suitable for all levels.
Academy Young Leaders – Leadership skills, team building and training for the future.
Academy Cooking – Food for Life! Food preparation and presentation, nutritional and dietary advice and food etiquette.
Academy Fashion – Design, model and learn about fashion trends. Explore fashion through history and discover styles that suit you.