A warm welcome to Downe House
Thank you for visiting our website. One of the country’s leading full boarding schools for girls aged 11 to 18, we are located just outside Newbury, amongst 110 acres of beautiful wooded parkland.
With the objective of taking every girl on an incredible learning adventure, we take great pride in offering a warm, welcoming and wonderfully nurturing environment. Through outstanding teaching, the broadest possible curriculum and a wealth of extra-curricular activities, we develop potential from within, encouraging each girl to grow in confidence and flourish academically.
A school with strong educational traditions, a firm Christian foundation and a reputation for excellence that goes back over 100 years, we believe that girls who are happy and relaxed are most likely to achieve. This belief is underpinned by outstanding examination results and the ability of our girls to secure places at the country’s leading universities.
Education, however, is about so much more than academic success; it is about developing as an individual, embracing new opportunities and learning how to deal with the various challenges that life inevitably brings. The website only provides a flavour of the opportunities that Downe House can offer your daughter. We would welcome the opportunity of showing you around our very special school.
Emma McKendrick - Headmistress