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All the latest news from Downe House


Veyrines visits a prestigious French cookery school

A group of six Lower Fourth girls spending the Michaelmas term at Veyrines in our French boarding house had the opportunity to spend a day at the prestigious Lycée Hôtelier Quercy-Périgord learning to cook delicious recipes for afternoon tea.

Discover 23/01/20

Training the Mentors

A group of Lower Sixth Form girls have embarked on the School's Peer Mentoring programme to develop the skills to engage and support younger pupils.

Discover 15/01/20

From Prague to Downe House

In the Michaelmas term we welcomed two Global Exchange students from the Johannes Kepler Grammar School in the Czech Republic who joined the Sixth Form and really threw themselves into boarding school life.

Discover 09/01/20

Prima Voce perform with Katie Melua at Charity Concert

Our very own Downe House choir Prima Voce were invited to perform a number of pieces at the Hope and Homes for Children Carol Concert.

Discover 08/01/20

Berkshire Tennis Coach of the Year

Damian Lane, one of our very own tennis coaches, has been recognised by the LTA as Berkshire Tennis Coach of the Year 2019.

Discover 17/12/19

Inaugural Directors’ Shorts

For the first time, the Directors’ Shorts event presented a collection of original and existing works directed by girls from the Upper Fourth, Lower Fifth and Upper Fifth.

Discover 11/12/19

A celebration of music

An infectious enthusiasm for music lies at the heart of Downe House and the annual Michaelmas Concert at the weekend proved to be a fantastic showcase for that enthusiasm, hard work and musical talent.

Discover 05/12/19

Success in the Biathlon

After qualifying in the regional series, both the U12 and U14 Biathlon teams set off to compete in the British Modern Biathlon Championships held in Nottingham.

Discover 02/12/19

Fancy learning a new language?

Our girls do! The Language Taster Day offered Lower Fourth pupils a flavour of the four new languages that they will have the option of studying next year when they are in the Upper Fourth.

Discover 26/11/19

Building a business with honesty

We were delighted to welcome Ms Romilla Arber, CEO of the Honesty Group to talk to the girls about her passion for good bread and running a successful business with the community at its heart.

Discover 21/11/19

‘Protests’ by Drama Scholars

'Protests’ was the theme of the workshop for the Drama Scholars who created and performed a beautiful piece of theatre about climate change protests. 

Discover 19/11/19

Preparing for an Oxbridge interview

The Higher Education Department hosted a Schools Interview Exchange to provide the opportunity for Oxbridge applicants and Medics to be interviewed by a teacher from another school.

Discover 15/11/19
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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?