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Leavers’ Day 2019 a huge success!

Leavers, their parents and staff enjoyed a fabulous day of celebrations starting with their last ever assembly and a procession through the School led by a Scottish bagpiper and finishing with the Leavers' Ball held at the Westminster Boating Base in London.

Discover 04/07/19

Volunteering Day

‘Giving back’ is an integral strand of the Downe House ethos and the annual Volunteering Day gives Upper Fourth girls the opportunity to get out and about in our wider community to help out in schools, charities, conservation projects and churches as well as counting towards the Volunteer section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Discover 03/07/19

A truly fantastic Founder’s Weekend!

Bringing our community together and showcasing all that is special about Downe House are the overarching aims of Founder's Weekend and parents, brothers and grandparents, alumnae, staff and girls alike turned out in force to enjoy a whole variety of drama, dance and music performances, departmental displays, tennis, archery, climbing, dog agility, wellbeing activities to name but a few. 

Discover 01/07/19

Roman Mysteries with Caroline Lawrence

The Remove were treated to a special afternoon of literary workshops with English-American author Caroline Lawrence organised by the Classics and English departments.

Discover 28/06/19

Academic Conference for Oxbridge applicants

Downe House hosted the third Academic Conference with Wellington College to provide an opportunity for those aspiring to either Oxford or Cambridge to showcase research and study undertaken in a public forum.

Discover 28/06/19

Introduction to Sixth Form Week

The Preparation for Sixth Form week aims to give Upper Fifth girls going into the Sixth Form and new girls joining Downe House in the Lower Sixth in September 2019 an introduction to key aspects of both academic and co-curricular life in the Sixth Form.

Discover 27/06/19

England Polo Success for Milly

On Saturday, Sport Scholar Milly represented England in the women’s Senior Polo vs Argentina and scored the winning goal.

Discover 26/06/19

Higher Education here we come! 

It’s almost time for our Lower Sixth students to start making decisions about the next stage of their educational journey beyond Downe House.

Discover 25/06/19

A visit from a Roman soldier

The Lower Fourth spent a morning in the Murray Centre hearing all about life in the Roman army from a Roman soldier called Titus. Lower Fourth classicist, Emilie reports on the visit.

Discover 21/06/19

A History of Woodwind

This term's Junior Medley Lecture in June was delivered by the wonderful musician and composer, Richard Harvey. In a little over one hour, Richard enthralled our girls as he guided us through a history of woodwind - spanning 20 centuries - and played just a few of his collection of 800+ instruments.

Discover 19/06/19

Upper Fourth goes to Wimbledon

Ever since Upper Fourth girl, Ella first hit a ball, she has dreamed of playing tennis at Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in the world, and her dream came true when she received an invitation to join a junior tennis event being held at Wimbledon on 8 June 2019.  

Discover 18/06/19

Reception for new parents at the House of Lords  

In the beautiful Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, former Downe House parent, The Rt Hon. the Lord Strathclyde hosted a drinks reception for the parents of new girls who joined Remove and Lower Fourth in September 2018.

Discover 18/06/19
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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?