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All the latest news from Downe House


From the West End to Downe House

For the first time, Downe House has appointed a Musical Theatre Director-in-Residence bringing a wealth of stage experience, notably taking the role of the Cricket Angel in the West End production of Kinky Boots.

Discover 29/09/20

Sewing scrubs for the NHS

DH Catering Assistant, Mrs Deborah Gore devoted much of her time on furlough from Downe House to sewing sets of scrubs for NHS workers and reached a grand total of 50 sets as well as making masks and laundry bags. 

Discover 17/09/20

New appointments

Headmistress, Mrs McKendrick has announced a number of new senior appointments for the next academic year to support the continued growth and development of every aspect of school life at Downe House.

Discover 15/09/20

Microsoft Showcase School for third year

Microsoft has announced its 2020-2021 cohort of Showcase Schools in which Downe House has been named for the third year running.

Discover 10/09/20

GCSE/IGCSE Results 2020

Today is a momentous one for the girls in our 2020 GCSE/IGCSE cohort (our Upper Fifth) and we are delighted to celebrate their achievements with them.

Discover 20/08/20

Celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020

It is with pride and admiration that we celebrate the achievements of our Class of 2020 as they look to their futures with confidence. 

Discover 13/08/20

The music continues at the Virtual Music Summer School

From the United Kingdom to China and Nigeria, girls are still mastering their music skills thanks to our committed Music department.

Discover 07/08/20

Remote work shadowing is a huge success

Three Sixth Form girls were able to take part in work shadowing remotely thanks to the forward thinking of Kings Tutors, London.

Discover 03/08/20

Lower Sixth take steps towards university

On Wednesday 17 June, the Lower Sixth took part in a Higher Education Applications Day. Chioma, Susie and Chloe tell us about what it was like starting their UCAS applications and hearing from recent School alumnae.

Discover 16/07/20

Downe House Young Enterprise businesses win awards

Our two Young Enterprise teams for this year earned 1st and 2nd place in the West Berkshire Area Final for their creativity and ingenuity.

Discover 10/07/20

Downe House achieves Eco-Schools Silver Award

In recognition of our efforts to become more sustainable and conscious of the environment, we have been awarded the Eco-Schools Silver Award!

Discover 07/07/20

The Covid-19 frontline: diary of a respiratory doctor part 4

Dr Neda Hasan (DH 2008), a respiratory doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, offers us her fourth and final instalment of stories from the frontline against the virus.

Discover 03/07/20
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