School aims and policies

Learn more about the aims of Downe House and read our policies and procedural information.

We are a Boarding Schools Association Covid-Safe Charter school, confirming that we will comply with all government rules and guidance and will meet an exemplary standard of requirements when boarding reopens.

School aims

Downe House’s aim is to enable, encourage and prepare girls to play a full and positive part in the global community as outstanding women of the future.

The School has specific aims in the following areas: academic performance, pastoral care, enrichment opportunities, leadership, wellbeing, technology and innovation, global understanding and experiences, the wider world, recruitment, finance and the estate.

Read our School Aims here


Gender Pay Report 2017


Gender Pay Report 2018


Gender Pay Report 2019

School policies

We have clearly defined policies and procedures for every aspect of our School.

Information regarding our aims, policies and procedures, including Safeguarding and Child Protection and employment, are listed below.

Copies of all our policies are available to parents via the password-protected Parent Hub and also by request from our Administration team by emailing or telephoning 01635 200286.


Admissions Policy


Behaviour and Discipline Policy


Complaints Policy & Procedure for Current Parents


Curriculum Policy


English as an Additional Language Policy


Equal Opportunities and Valuing Diversity Policy


First Aid Policy


Health and Safety Policy Statement


Internet Social Networking Policy for Girls


IS Acceptable Use Policy


Learning Skills & SEND Policy


Permanent Exclusion and Removal Policy and Procedure


Prevention of Bullying Policy


Privacy Policy


PSHE (Learning for Life) Policy


Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 


Safeguarding and Promoting the Health and Safety of Pupils on Activities


Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy


Statement of Boarding Aims and Practice


Formal complaints

The total number of formal complaints received in the academic year 2019-2020 is 0.


Open Mornings and Virtual Tours

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. We tailor our virtual Open Mornings and Virtual Tours to suit your family.