Mrs Emma McKendrick has been the Headmistress of Downe House School for over twenty years. Read the welcome from the Headmistress.Read More
Mr Phil Wise joined Downe House January 2021 as interim Deputy Head. Phil has a great deal of very relevant experience and will bring much to our community.Read More
Mrs Genevieve Ford became Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Downe House after working as Housemistress of AGS and then Head of Upper School. Genevieve is responsible for the residential welfare, pastoral care and wellbeing of each student, working closely with Housestaff.Read More
Mr Mark Hill is Deputy Head (Academic) at Downe House and is also involved in the Sixth Form curriculum as a teacher of History and academic tutor.Read More
Mrs Judith Gilpin Jones was delighted to join Downe House as Assistant Head (Lower School) in 2008 following a long association with the School, having watched her own daughter grow and flourish here as a pupil.Read More
As Assistant Head (Upper School), Mrs Anna Dourountakis oversees the academic progress and pastoral care of the Upper Fourth, Lower Fifth and Upper Fifth during which girls complete their GCSEs.Read More
Starting out as a teacher of History and Politics, Ms Melissa Stimson also acquired extensive experience of working in boarding schools in Housestaff roles and is now Assistant Head (Sixth Form) at Downe House.Read More
Philippa has had a long career encompassing different roles at Downe House. Overseeing operations, events and the running of the Murray Centre, Philippa is on the Leadership Team as Assistant Head (Operations).Read More
Mrs Kate Tuttle heads up the HR team and is also involved in daily school life as an academic tutor for AGS Upper School girls.
As Director of Information Systems at Downe House, Mr David McClymont is responsible for the school network and IT support and software across the school.Read More
As Director of Estates, Property and Services at Downe House, Mr Alasdair Heath ensures that all the practicalities of daily life at a boarding school run smoothly.Read More
Mr Colin Cockburn is on the leadership team at Downe House as the Finance Bursar and oversees the Bursary team.
Huw Morgan joined the Downe House team in 2017 and is responsible for developing the international schools projects which involves liaising with prospective partners to establish new campuses overseas.
In September 2020, Alun joined us as Director of the Foundation and International Education Development to oversee the longlasting development of Downe House as well as alumnae relations and fundraising.Read More
Mrs Ellen Llewellyn joined Downe House in September 2014 and after a year working in Willis House, moved over to York to become a Sixth Form Housemistress. From September 2020, Ellen supports the boarding life of the Schools as Director of Boarding (Operations).Read More
Mrs Sofie McClymont is Housemistress of our Upper School House AGS and lives onsite with her husband, Mr David McClymont, Director of Information Systems, and their two daughters. From September 2020, Sofie has taken on the additional role of Director of Boarding (House Management).Read More
Sophie brings a wealth of school leadership and Physical Education experience to her Housemistress role at Downe House.Read More
After fifteen years of living in Abu Dhabi, Kim joined Downe House as Housemistress of Aisholt, one of the five Upper School Houses.Read More
English has always been a passion for Beth who now successfully combines teaching with being the Housemistress of AGN House. Each role informs the other and gives Beth useful insight into both the academic and pastoral aspects of the full boarding life the girls lead at Downe House.
We were delighted to welcome Mrs Barbara Brader back to Downe House in 2019 as Housemistress of Holcombe House after teaching History and Politics here for six years until 2014.Read More
Like all our Housemistresses, Sarah Barnard wears many hats – she combines teaching History at both GCSE and A Level with her role advising an increasing number of girls on overseas university applications and of course runs Tedworth House – one of our five Upper School Houses.Read More
Mrs Tara Reeve has worked at Downe House for over ten years after a career as a producer for BBC News.Read More
Ms Victoria Ryan has been a Housemistress of Willis (VKR) at Downe House for ten years as well as teaching Drama and overseeing the GPR/EPQ programme of academic enrichment for the Sixth Form.Read More
Grace Hamilton joined the Sixth Form Housestaff team as Housemistress of York after previous pastoral and academic roles in boarding schools.Read More