A truly fantastic Founder’s Weekend!

Bringing our community together and showcasing all that is special about Downe House are the overarching aims of Founder’s Weekend.


1 July 2019

Parents 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, House fundraisers and wellbeing activities to name but a few.

Headmistress, Mrs Emma McKendrick said, “For me this weekend represents and embodies everything that is so special about Downe House. There was a wonderful sense of community and I am so grateful that so many came to support the girls whose energy, talent and support of one another were exceptional. We saw a production of Billy Elliot of a quality that would rival the West End show; we listened to music that could justify being performed in any Concert Hall; we saw exceptional dance; we watched a wonderful gymnastics display; we listened to well-informed and well-presented talks; and we were able to see the girls’ creative talents on display in the Art, Textiles, DT and Photography displays. We’ve enjoyed departmental workshops, the dog agility competition, the tennis competition, and enjoyed the wonderful afternoon tea and Barbecue. It has simply been quite magical!”

Take a look at just a few of the photos from Founder’s Weekend here
Founder's Weekend 2019

See the photos from the fabulous Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot - FW2019

Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.

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