A charming and characterful campus

The School campus is set on a beautiful 110 acre woodland estate in Berkshire, overlooking the historic Berkshire Downs and providing a safe, tranquil environment for the School community.

Explore the campus for yourself, including the Murray Centre, the historic Cloisters and Chapel, classrooms and boarding houses as well as dedicated science, modern languages, creative, performance and sports facilities.

Explore the campus for yourself, including the contemporary Murray Centre, the historic Cloisters and Chapel, classrooms and boarding houses as well as dedicated science, modern languages, creative, performance and sports facilities.

1

Lower School Boarding

Hermitage, Hill and Darwin’s own space on campus – the fourth Lower School boarding house is in Veyrines, France.

2

Woodland

Acres of woodland estate providing beautiful green space as well as our cross-country route.

3

Farr Centre

The Farr Centre is our multi-purpose sports hall and includes a gym, fitness and conditioning suite and dance studio.

4

Swimming Pool

Our 25 metre heated swimming pool, spinning bikes and three squash courts.

5

Playing Fields & Courts

We have five lacrosse pitches, floodlit astro pitch for hockey and tennis, seven netball courts, ten hard tennis courts and a sports pavilion.

6

Sixth Form Boarding

York and Willis provide a modern dining room and communal space for our Sixth Form students.

7

Wakefield House

Reception is located here as well as the Leadership Team offices and the Headmistress’s Study.

8

Murray Centre

Our stunning state-of-the-art centre for learning, housing the Library, a 250-seat Auditorium, collaborative learning spaces, a seminar room and coffee shop.

9

Garden House

Garden House is our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) hub where seven languages are taught.

10

Science

Dedicated Science Block housing our biology, chemistry and physics laboratories.

11

Classrooms

Classrooms for a range of subjects are located in this busy area of School.

12

Chapel

The spiritual centre of Downe House. As well as hosting regular services, it is also a place for reflection and music performances.

13

Cloisters

The iconic and beautiful heart of the School, housing the Chapel as well as classrooms.

14

Greek Steps

A wonderful outdoor space used for gatherings and performances eg Buskers’ Corner.

15

Upper School Boarding

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

16

Main Dining Room

Delicious food served here daily – it is also a wonderful space for special events and functions.

17

Performing Arts Centre

Our 500-seat theatre complete with hydraulic stage and lighting and sound desk.

18

Music

Home to our award-winning Music department, concert room, classrooms and music practice rooms.

19

Creative Arts & Design Technology

Dedicated workshop spaces for Art, Pottery, Textiles, D&T, Leiths cookery and Photography.

20

AGS

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

21

Medical Centre

Our dedicated team of trained nurses provide round-the-clock medical care here throughout term.

22

AGN

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

23

Sports Field

Our Astro pitches and playing fields located here, along with the Gastro on the Astro!

1: Lower School Boarding

Hermitage, Hill and Darwin’s own space on campus – the fourth Lower School boarding house is in Veyrines, France.

2: Woodland

Acres of woodland estate providing beautiful green space as well as our cross-country route.

3: Farr Centre

The Farr Centre is our multi-purpose sports hall and includes a gym, fitness and conditioning suite and dance studio.

4: Swimming Pool

Our 25 metre heated swimming pool, spinning bikes and three squash courts.

5: Playing Fields & Courts

We have five lacrosse pitches, floodlit astro pitch for hockey and tennis, seven netball courts, ten hard tennis courts and a sports pavilion.

6: Sixth Form Boarding

York and Willis provide a modern dining room and communal space for our Sixth Form students.

7: Wakefield House

Reception is located here as well as the Leadership Team offices and the Headmistress’s Study.

8: Murray Centre

Our stunning state-of-the-art centre for learning, housing the Library, a 250-seat Auditorium, collaborative learning spaces, a seminar room and coffee shop.

9: Garden House

Garden House is our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) hub where seven languages are taught.

10: Science

Dedicated Science Block housing our biology, chemistry and physics laboratories.

11: Classrooms

Classrooms for a range of subjects are located in this busy area of School.

12: Chapel

The spiritual centre of Downe House. As well as hosting regular services, it is also a place for reflection and music performances.

13: Cloisters

The iconic and beautiful heart of the School, housing the Chapel as well as classrooms.

14: Greek Steps

A wonderful outdoor space used for gatherings and performances eg Buskers’ Corner.

15: Upper School Boarding

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

16: Main Dining Room

Delicious food served here daily – it is also a wonderful space for special events and functions.

17: Performing Arts Centre

Our 500-seat theatre complete with hydraulic stage and lighting and sound desk.

18: Music

Home to our award-winning Music department, concert room, classrooms and music practice rooms.

19: Creative Arts & Design Technology

Dedicated workshop spaces for Art, Pottery, Textiles, D&T, Leiths cookery and Photography.

20: AGS

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

21: Medical Centre

Our dedicated team of trained nurses provide round-the-clock medical care here throughout term.

22: AGN

Five Upper School Boarding Houses for girls aged 13-16: Aisholt, Holcombe and Tedworth with AGS and AGN standing in their own space on site.

23: Sports Field

Our Astro pitches and playing fields located here, along with the Gastro on the Astro!

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?

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