News Room

All the latest news from Downe House


Winter Sports Week brings out House spirit

Winter Sports Day this year became Winter Sports Week, as the five Houses battled it out in a spectacular array of sports including lacrosse, netball, swimming, basketball, cheerleading, crossfit, cross country and rowing!

Discover 14/12/20

Theatre Makers of the Future

An online expert panel discussion exploring courses and careers in the performing arts with four guest speakers hosted by the Geraldine James Scholars

Discover 09/12/20

LVI girl awarded place in National Youth Training Choir

Lower Sixth girl, Antonia received the exciting news that following a successful audition, she has been awarded a place with the National Youth Training Choir.

Discover 08/12/20

Diversity in Theatre

The Diversity in Theatre virtual event brought together four theatre professionals to talk about their personal experiences of working within the performing arts sector.

Discover 25/11/20

Virtual Gap Year Fair a huge success

Downe House hosted a virtual Gap Year Fair with seventeen companies showcasing a variety of gap year opportunities from internships and conservation projects to cookery and language courses. 

Discover 19/11/20

Meet Luke Brown

Contemporary dancer and Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance has joined the Downe House Dance Department - watch the video of Luke in conversation with Miss Ward, Head of Dance.

Discover 18/11/20

Downe House earns RHS School Gardening Award

After laying the groundwork last year, planting seeds as well as ideas, Downe House has achieved Level 3 status from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Discover 16/11/20

Downe House School achieves top Green Flag Eco-Schools award

After a year and a half of research, action and change, we were delighted to pass the assessment and be awarded the top Eco-Schools award – Green Flag status.

Discover 13/11/20

A Bonfire Night with a difference

Fire pits, sparklers, toffee apples and pizza ovens; it might not have been a traditional bonfire night with a large crowd and loud fireworks… but it was certainly a night to remember!

Discover 11/11/20

West End Workshops a bit hit with the girls

As part of the Drama Department's Inspired programme for this term, stars from some of the biggest West End hit musicals gave a series of masterclasses at Downe House in which girls experienced the rigours of a professional dance class and gained an insight into what it takes to succeed in the theatre world.

Discover 10/11/20

Public apology

A message from the Headmistress.

Discover 10/11/20

Public Speaking competition for Lower School

This term's Lower School Public Speaking competition focused on the hot topic of whether global warming is a greater threat than COVID-19 and produced some lively debate.

Discover 02/11/20
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Open Mornings and Virtual Tours

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. We tailor our virtual Open Mornings and Virtual Tours to suit your family.