An independent boarding school for girls aged 11-18, Downe House is a traditional school with a sharp focus on the future.

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.


Welcome from our Headmistress

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.


Working at Downe House

As a leading girls’ independent full boarding school for girls aged 11-18, we offer a huge variety of rewarding and fulfilling jobs.


Latest news and blog posts

Open Mornings and Virtual Tours

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. We tailor our virtual Open Mornings and Virtual Tours to suit your family.


Book a virtual visit

You can still have a very personalised visit to Downe House with either an individual tour or by joining our virtual Open Morning. Book your visit here.

Our virtual school

What does remote learning look like at Downe House? Staying connected – this is our response to Covid-19.