Mrs Emma McKendrick has been the Headmistress of Downe House School for over twenty years. Read the welcome from the Headmistress.Read More
Mrs Areti Bizior is Deputy Headmistress at Downe House, teaches Computing and ICT and is an Upper School academic tutor.Read More
Mrs Genevieve Ford became Boarding Deputy 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 Academic Deputy at Downe House and is also involved in the Sixth Form curriculum as a teacher of History and academic tutor.Read More
As Assistant Headmistress responsible for Foundation, Mrs Michelle Scott oversees the Foundation Office which is responsible for alumnae relations, school development and fundraising and external relations.Read More
Mrs Judith Gilpin Jones was delighted to join Downe House as Head of 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 Head of 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 Head of Sixth Form at Downe House.Read More
After a long career encompassing different roles at Downe House, Mrs Philippa Toogood was appointed Director of the Murray Centre in 2018 – our stunning new centre for learning which hosts our library, collaboration spaces and academic enrichment events.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.
A lifelong Francophile, Mrs Deb Scotland was appointed to the role of Head of Downe House, Veyrines in 2013.Read More
Science has always been a passion for Sam Cartmell who now successfully combines teaching Biology to the Lower School girls and Chemistry at GCSE and A Level with being the Housemistress of AGN House. Each role informs the other and gives Sam useful insight into both the academic and pastoral aspects of the full boarding life the girls lead at Downe House.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.Read More
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
Miss Ellen Clark joined Downe House in September 2014 and after a year working in Willis House, moved over to York to become a Sixth Form Housemistress.Read More
Grace Lawes joins the Sixth Form Housestaff team as Housemistress of York after previous pastoral and academic roles in boarding schools.Read More
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