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.


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Visits & Open Mornings

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?