School Aims and Policies

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

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.

School Aims

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, these are listed below.

Copies of all our policies are available to parents via the password-protected Parent Zone and also by request from: Administration Manager at 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


Gender Pay Report


Health & Society 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


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


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?