Co-curriculum Downe House

Co-Curriculum

Olive Willis, our Founder, had a vision for girls to embark on an adventure in education where the pursuit of activities and experiences complement classroom learning.

Co curriculum Downe House
Co-curriculum Downe House

Co-Curriculum

Olive Willis, our Founder, had a vision for girls to embark on an adventure in education where the pursuit of activities and experiences complement classroom learning.

An adventure that will leave her feeling there is nothing she cannot achieve.

Olive Willis, Founder of Downe House

Education becomes an adventure when learning leaves the classroom

As a full boarding school, we are not tied by the constraints of a traditional school day, and as such we provide an exceptional range of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

With a rich and varied programme of co-curricular activities, girls are able to develop interests in subjects, sports, hobbies and interests that may not previously have been experienced or considered.  For our part, we are committed to supporting each girl find an activity (or more) that challenge, stimulate and develop her by offering a tremendous diversity of enrichment opportunities and clubs and activities.

As well as enriching each girl’s experiences, such activities also support the emotional and social development of the girls. Our focus is, in particular, on developing in our girls’ compassion, collaboration, resilience, creativity, aspiration, effective communication skills and a commitment to being outward-looking.

From film club to drama, horse-riding to astronomy, current affairs to the choir, we believe that learning goes beyond the classroom and encourage every girl to ‘have a go’ whatever their level of ability.

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?

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