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Government GCSE League tables fail to tell the full story

Several of the UK's most highly performing independent schools and others offering the IGCSE qualification will now appear to be bottom of the class in the government's rankings.

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The future looks bright for our Upper Sixth

The UVI girls are preparing to take up prized places at top universities in the UK and the USA following a very successful round of applications.

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Downe House girls impress at the British Schoolgirls’ Races 2015

Zara Edmiston (LV), Storm Halestrap (UIV), Georgina Hughes (LVI), Katy Nicol (LIV), Emma Poole (LVI)and Catherine Yung (LVI) have returned from the event which is run by the Ladies’ Ski Club.

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New Lower School set to build on excellence

Work is well underway on the £6 million School-funded development which will enhance boarding facilities for girls’ first two years at Downe House.

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Quiz goes with a fizz!

Over £2500 has been raised at the charity evening A Quiz with some Fizz, which was organised in aid of Hope for Justice, which exists to end human trafficking and slavery in a generation.

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Dordogne residents thank Downe House concert performers

Residents of a care home near to the Veyrines school in the Dordogne, have sent a letter to girls who entertained them with a music and dance concert.

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Enrichment speaker tells tales

Girls from Remove and LIV were joined by Year 8 boys from Elstree School for an Enrichment lecture by Rupert Atlee, author of “The Trail to Titicaca” in aid of Leukaemia Research.

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Milo inspires the novelists of tomorrow

Downe House’s Creative Writing Group has been inspired by insights into the writing of “What Milo Saw”, by author and former House Mistress Virginia Macgregor.

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Girls to join top choir

We are proud to announce that Katherine Hackman, Rose Galbraith and Lucinda Penney are set for an outstanding choral experience, having gained places with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

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Girls’ achievements add up to success

The busy Lent Term is now in full swing, with activities and examinations underway and successes to celebrate, including the achievement of Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates in the UK Senior Maths Challenge.

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Downe House girls help to make a difference

When alumna Clare Balding visited the school in November the girls organised a collection for her nominated charity, Diversity Role Models, raising £394.15.

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Happy New Year!

The Headmistress Mrs Emma McKendrick, is delighted to welcome you back after the Christmas and New Year break.

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