Academic

Academic excellence lies at the heart of what we do at Downe House. Our culture fosters ambition, ignites a love of learning and is underpinned by a nurturing and supportive community. All this combined means so much more than grades and results. 

Academic

Academic excellence lies at the heart of what we do at Downe House. Our culture fosters ambition, ignites a love of learning and is underpinned by a nurturing and supportive community. All this combined means so much more than grades and results. 

Cultivating a love of learning

The privilege of educating your daughter is worth far more than including her in a results statistic. In fact, we are committed to ensuring that every young woman at Downe House leaves with a lifelong intellectual curiosity, a self-belief that she is able to embrace the challenges of further education and the world of work, and the knowledge that she is part of a passionate and dynamic school community.

We are immensely proud of the results and university destinations which our girls continue to achieve. However this is only one element of a Downe House education.

At Downe House we give every girl the time and space to discover and pursue her talents by offering an impressively broad curriculum and outstanding specialist teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities and passion for 21st century learning enable a new kind of creativity and collaboration in the classroom and beyond.

Every girl has her own Academic Tutor

This member of staff meets with them weekly one-on-one to oversee your daughter’s learning, discuss her academic progress and encourage her to pursue her intellectual interests.

Girls are allocated a new tutor as they progress through each of the three stages of school life.

Our learning environment is ambitious, rigorous and nurturing. Learning support is readily available and we pride ourselves on our ability to create bespoke timetables to suit each of our girls. In companion with classroom learning we are proud of a tailored academic enrichment programme, including lectures from prominent visiting academics, fascinating specialist seminars and practical revision workshops.

Results

Our latest I/GCSE, A Level and Pre-U examination results are outstanding. Take a look.

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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?

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