Deputy Head's Blog

UIV Respect Conference

In this blog, Mr Godfrey explains why he was so pleased and excited with Downe House’s first ever UIV Respect Conference, which took place in the Murray Centre on Friday 19 May.

Discover 21/05/23
Expert Voices

Introducing our new Director of Development, Ms Hannah Litvack

We are delighted to announce Ms Hannah Litvack has joined the School as our new Director of Development. Hannah is looking forward to working with our School community to preserve the very best of Downe House for future generations of pupils, whilst continuing to innovate at the forefront of boarding education.

Discover 16/05/23
Deputy Head's Blog

Building the Culture and Values of a School

In this blog, Matt Godfrey (Deputy Head) meets the Head of a Birmingham comprehensive whose partnership with an independent school is reaping rewards for both schools. A version of this article has been published in the April edition of The Independent Schools Magazine.

Discover 03/05/23
Global Horizons

Festival of Culture

Leila and Molly in Lower Sixth recount our Festival of Culture which brought the whole Downe House community together from 26-28 April 2023.

Discover 30/04/23
Expert Voices

The Worshipful Company of Cooks Visits Downe House

Our Head Chef, Phil Weston, has been expanding his extensive experience through the outstanding course for the professional development of chefs run by the Worshipful Company of Cooks and Westminster Kingsway College. We were pleased to host their most recent module, Chef's Forum.

Discover 12/04/23

Young Entrepreneurs Day

At the end of the Lent term our Lower School pupils enjoyed a Young Entrepreneurs Day, including a Dragon's Den-style event with alumnae, local business experts and parents acting as our dragons. 

Discover 01/04/23

Music in the Lent term

We are proud to highlight some of the fantastic music events from the Lent term run by our passionate Music Department.

Discover 28/03/23
Global Horizons

Global Internship with Samra Zafar

Our latest offering within our Global Strategy, DH Global Internships is off to a fantastic start! Eloise and Izzy have just completed their internship in Canada with Human Rights Advocate, Speaker and Writer, Samra Zafar.

Discover 26/03/23
Deputy Head's Blog

Helping Our Pupils to Find Their Voices

At our Academic Conference in June, 'Maximising Pupil Progress - What are the keys to success?', all our guest speakers will be focusing on different ways in which their schools aim to achieve this goal. Clare Wagner, Head of The Henrietta Barnett School in north London, has chosen the fascinating topic: helping our pupils to find their voices...

Discover 24/03/23

House Debating Competition

Pupils in the Upper School and Sixth Form took part in the in augural House Debating Competition, taking on challenging and thought-provoking motions to see which house would be crowned the best debaters.

Discover 21/03/23
Deputy Head's Blog

Helping Young People to be Outward Looking

In his latest blog, Deputy Head, Mr Matthew Godfrey, explores one of the key characteristics in Downe House’s DNA - to be Outward Looking and the ways in which the school encourages this.

Discover 18/03/23

A Level French pupils interview Charline Pouillet

A Level French pupils had the exciting opportunity to interview Charline Pouillet, Director of 'On Detonne Contre Huntington' - an association fundraising for a cure to Huntington's Disease.

Discover 15/03/23
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Maximising Pupil Progress – find out more about our exciting Academic Conference HERE

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