We fuel aspiration and challenge the girls as they grow into confident young women preparing to play their part in the world. We offer GCSE examinations and A levels and Downe House girls go on to study at universities all over the world.Discover
Joining us at Downe House will be the beginning of an exciting and fulfilling journey where your daughter can expect to be challenged and supported in equal measure.
Meet our Headmistress, Emma McKendrick, who has has been leading the Downe House community for over twenty years.DISCOVER
As a leading girls’ independent full boarding school for girls aged 11-18, we offer a huge variety of rewarding and fulfilling jobs.Discover
The Downe House library bring you their favourite recent fiction books for teens from the last year.Discover 27/10/20
Faridah in Sixth Form tells us all about studying Humanities subjects at Downe House.Discover 25/10/20
Alexandra, Antonia, Rossy and Poppy share their experience of all things musical at Downe House.Discover 23/10/20
The Food and Film Festival on Saturday evening was a night to remember in Downe House history.Discover 19/10/20
Our Literary Seniors, Minty and Sasha, tell us all about studying English at Downe House.Discover 16/10/20
Twelve girls have taken part in a pilot leadership programme with nine other schools including Eton College, Brighton College and Charterhouse.Discover 14/10/20
The Downe House Library brings you an eclectic range of reading recommendations tailored for age 11 upwards.Discover 09/10/20
'A contemporary hero of British choral music’ is how The Observer described Bob Chilcott, who has been appointed as Musician-in-Residence to develop and enrich a strong tradition of choral singing and music-making at Downe House.Discover 05/10/20
Ayobami in Sixth Form explains what it's like studying Maths and Sciences at Downe House.Discover 30/09/20
For the first time, Downe House has appointed a Musical Theatre Director-in-Residence bringing a wealth of stage experience, notably taking the role of the Cricket Angel in the West End production of Kinky Boots.Discover 29/09/20
Clemmie and Lizzie, our Dance and Drama Seniors, are here to tell you about how Drama and Dance work at Downe House.Discover 25/09/20
The best way to find out more about Downe House, is to come and experience it for yourself – arrange a visit or join us for one of our Open Mornings?Discover
We are delighted to welcome girls back onsite this term. To this end we have adopted the BSA Covid-Safe Charter, committing to all rules and guidance regarding the reopening of boarding.
You can find out more about the measures we have put in place to keep School safe in our Welcome Back programme.