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 worldDiscover
As a leading girls’ independent full boarding school for girls aged 11-18, we offer a huge variety of rewarding and fulfilling jobs.Discover
A recent addition to the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme is the YK PAO School on the outskirts of Shanghai, in China, which offered an exciting cultural and educational experience for Lower Fifth girls, Hilary and Vasilisa who spent two weeks at the international school in April 2019.Discover 08/07/19
Leavers, their parents and staff enjoyed a fabulous day of celebrations starting with their last ever assembly and a procession through the School led by a Scottish bagpiper and finishing with the Leavers' Ball held at the Westminster Boating Base in London.Discover 04/07/19
Although it is the closest partner school in distance to Downe House, Dr Nassau College certainly offers a world of cultural differences and an opportunity to experience the rightfully famous Dutch hospitality. Lower Fifth girls, Tilly and Ayanfe travelled to Dr Nassau College in the city of Assen to spend a week immersed in Dutch life during the Easter holidays.Discover 04/07/19
‘Giving back’ is an integral strand of the Downe House ethos and the annual Volunteering Day gives Upper Fourth girls the opportunity to get out and about in our wider community to help out in schools, charities, conservation projects and churches as well as counting towards the Volunteer section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.Discover 03/07/19
Bringing our community together and showcasing all that is special about Downe House are the overarching aims of Founder's Weekend and parents, brothers and grandparents, alumnae, staff and girls alike turned out in force to enjoy a whole variety of drama, dance and music performances, departmental displays, tennis, archery, climbing, dog agility, wellbeing activities to name but a few.Discover 01/07/19
The Remove were treated to a special afternoon of literary workshops with English-American author Caroline Lawrence organised by the Classics and English departments.Discover 28/06/19
Downe House hosted the third Academic Conference with Wellington College to provide an opportunity for those aspiring to either Oxford or Cambridge to showcase research and study undertaken in a public forum.Discover 28/06/19
The Preparation for Sixth Form week aims to give Upper Fifth girls going into the Sixth Form and new girls joining Downe House in the Lower Sixth in September 2019 an introduction to key aspects of both academic and co-curricular life in the Sixth Form.Discover 27/06/19
On Saturday, Sport Scholar Milly represented England in the women’s Senior Polo vs Argentina and scored the winning goal.Discover 26/06/19
It’s almost time for our Lower Sixth students to start making decisions about the next stage of their educational journey beyond Downe House.Discover 25/06/19
The Lower Fourth spent a morning in the Murray Centre hearing all about life in the Roman army from a Roman soldier called Titus. Lower Fourth classicist, Emilie reports on the visit.Discover 21/06/19
This term's Junior Medley Lecture in June was delivered by the wonderful musician and composer, Richard Harvey. In a little over one hour, Richard enthralled our girls as he guided us through a history of woodwind - spanning 20 centuries - and played just a few of his collection of 800+ instruments.Discover 19/06/19
Did you know that Downe House was founded in 1907 in the home of Charles Darwin in Kent and moved to Cold Ash in 1922?
Find out more about our history.Discover
We value our relationship with parents and families of the girls in our care. From that first phone call or email contact with us, through the admissions process, your daughter’s time at Downe House and beyond. It is a very special relationship that develops to support your daughter achieve her very best.
This website will tell you much of what we have to offer, but it is no substitute for coming to see for yourself. A personal visit to Downe House will go some way towards helping you to understand the unique character of our School.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
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