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Welcome to Down High School

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of Down High School, a co-educational grammar school located in the historic town of Downpatrick and serving the needs of a wide area of County Down. In both the Senior School and the Prep Department we believe that educational success is based on the high quality of the relationships between pupils, staff and parents and we make every effort to maintain and develop these through our excellent pastoral care system. I trust that navigating the website will give you a strong sense both of the school’s academic strength and the enjoyment that pupils and teachers take in the wide range of activities and experiences on offer. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

W P Logan (Headteacher)

You can access the large archive of news items and communications in the "Latest News Archive" on the Information For Parents menu.

Latest News

Marketing Of School Meals Survey

Teachers, parents and pupils aged sixteen or over are invited to complete the survey on the Marketin...

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Guidance For Parents In A Severe Weather Closure

The onset of Winter means that schools in Northern Ireland may, on occasions, be faced with severe w...

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Down High Presents The Wizard Of Oz

Tickets are on sale for the Down High School production of The Wizard of Oz, which will run from Wed...

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Food Allergy Advice

Please click on the link to find out more about protecting pupils with allergies, including examples...

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Revision Guidance for Pupils and Parents

All pupils in Down High School have been encouraged to draw from a menu of revision and learning met...

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Down High Secures Eco Schools Green Flag

Down High School has lived up to its ‘Green High’ epithet by being awarded the prestigio...

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