Sports Directory

Sport plays a major part in life at Downe House with a huge variety of activities on offer.

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Competitive Sports

Learn more about the aims, successes and highlights of each of our team sports. We also offer an exciting range of recreational sports.

Lacrosse

Downe House has an excellent reputation for lacrosse and with fourteen school teams it is certainly one of our biggest sports.

Netball

You can expect lots of netball at Downe House and extremely high levels of participation, with teams from A to E in each year group.

Hockey

Hockey at Downe House has grown and developed in recent years and our teams achieve excellent results.

Swimming

Our 25m heated indoor pool brings a popular and successful swimming programme to school.

Tennis

Tennis season is all year round at Downe and we are proud to offer the finest coaching programme in the country.

Squash

Every girl in Remove to Upper Fourth (Year 9) has squash as part of their Physical Education lesson rotations and private squash lessons are incredibly popular throughout the School.

Athletics

Athletics plays a major part in life at Downe House, particularly in the summer months. Small group sizes for every ability level are the key to achieving potential.

Skiing

We offer a tremendously successful skiing programme at Downe House.

Equestrian

Horse Riding and Polo

We are proud to offer one of the best school Equestrian programmes in the country with a specialist Head of Equestrian and access to Oxford Polo Club.

Badminton

As well as being part of Physical Education lessons, we have fixtures during the year and arrange for girls to go offsite to a local badminton club for extra training. We recently won gold medals at the Newbury Schools’ Badminton Tournament.

Basketball

Basketball is offered as part of Physical Education lessons and girls have the opportunity to play in basketball fixtures against other schools.

Volleyball

As well as offering volleyball in PE lessons, we also have strong links to a local volleyball club which caters to girls who want to play for fun or compete at a high standard. We have a number of volleyball fixtures during the school year.

Cricket

Cricket is offered as part of Physical Education lessons and is enjoyed the summer months.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics at Downe has a varied and interesting programme. As well as a competitive gymnastics team, we have a club that is open to all and girls take gymnastics as part of their Physical Education lessons rotation.

Cross Country

At Downe House we are proud to offer numerous cross country routes throughout our very own 110 acre site. We have cross-country teams for each age group who have had major competition success.

Recreational Sports

As well as competitive sports, we are proud to giver girls the opportunity to pursue a huge variety of other sports. Some girls will discover a passion for a new sport whilst others will participate in these at a high level.

Dance

Dance plays a huge part in life at Downe House throughout the year and at all ages and abilities with thirty-two onsite dance classes taking place weekly. We currently offer classes in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, modern theatre and tap.

Fitness

Our onsite facilities for fitness include a cardio room containing a wide variety of machines as well as a strength and conditioning suite.

Spin / Cycling

We have thirteen spin bikes onsite with which we offer high intensity fitness sessions for smaller groups.

Wellbeing

Yoga and Pilates

The Sports department and Co-Curricular Activities work together to offer a range of wellbeing physical activities.

Sailing

This summer we are offering sailing as a weekly offsite club, which girls can sign up to, on a termly basis and is open to all ages and abilities.

Wall climbing

We currently offer wall climbing as a weekly club, which girls can sign up to on a termly basis and is open to all ages and abilities.

Ice-skating

We currently offer ice-skating as a weekly offsite club in Basingstoke, which girls can sign up to on a termly basis and is open to all ages and abilities.

Rounders

Rounders is offered as part of Physical Education lessons and is enjoyed the summer months.

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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