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Downside School is a co-educational Catholic independent school for children aged 11 to 18, located in Stratton-on-the-Fosse. It is attached to Downside Abbey.

In 1943, during a cricket match between the school and an army team, a fighter plane crashed in the field. Ten people were killed, including the pilot, and 15 were injured.

In 2004, a monk teaching at the school was arrested for taking pornographic photos of male students at Downside.

In 2012, a former Downside student came forward to say that a teacher at the school had abused him years ago when he studied there. It was found that the teacher in question had been caught abusing a child in 1987, but was allowed to go on teaching.

Two other teachers at the school were additionally investigated.

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