News Room

All the latest news from Downe House


lydia dakin at finish line of ultramarathon

Mrs Dakin’s Ultramarathon success

On 10 July, Mrs Lydia Dakin, Head of Classics, completed the ‘Race to the Stones’ 100km Ultramarathon. She shares her experience emphasising the importance of preparation and positive visualisation, and that anyone can do it.

Discover 20/07/21

Founder’s Weekend

Founder's Weekend was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the achievements of the year and showcase the girls' work in Dance, Drama, Creative Arts and Music.

Discover 08/07/21

Day of Discovery

From paper sculpture and international trade to dissecting rats and the physics of tennis, the Day of Discovery gave Upper School and Sixth Form girls something new to learn, explore and experience.

Discover 08/07/21

Downe House girls interview Jon Sopel

Sixth Form girls, Rosie and Mathilda, who run the Politics Society, interviewed the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel

Discover 07/07/21

Introduction to Sixth Form Week

Upper Fifth and new girls joining in September enjoyed a residential week of talks, activities, lessons and workshops to prepare them for Sixth Form life.

Discover 07/07/21

Volunteering Day in our local community

Upper Fourth girls spent the day out and about in the local community volunteering their services.

Discover 05/07/21

David Nott Medley Lecture

Training War Doctors, Saving Lives is the mission of the Nott Foundation co-founded by renowned British surgeon, David Nott who gave this term’s Medley Lecture attended by parents, alumnae and pupils.

Discover 01/07/21

Handing over the Gowns

It's that time of year when our newly appointed Seniors take over their new positions of responsibility and the outgoing Seniors hand over their gowns... 

Discover 16/06/21

Championing women in sport

Downe House is incredibly proud to be the first school to be supported by the Women’s Sports Alliance (WSA), a global membership club designed to support athletes, coaches and contributors in women’s sport.

Discover 27/05/21

Geography students get back to fieldwork

A Level Geography students enjoyed fieldwork trips to the Dorset coast and Buckinghamshire

Discover 27/05/21

Higher Education Forum

The Higher Education Forum offered students from the Lower Sixth from Downe House and five local schools the opportunity to learn about the world of higher education.

Discover 15/05/21

A Dazzle of Drama teachers!

The inaugural Drama TeachMeet was a lively affair with 80 drama teachers enjoying a series of nano-presentations and the Keynote presentation by The Paper Birds.

Discover 14/05/21
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Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.