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 correspondence@downehouse.net 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.

Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.

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