Learning together – a special relationship with our feeder schools

Developing a good relationship with the schools our girls come from, and a clear understanding of their ethos and values, allows us to better understand our future pupils. We build strong relationships early on so that we can support each girl more effectively.

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The Downe House Podcast

In our series of bi-weekly Podcasts, we explore different aspects of our school in relaxed conversation with members of our community.

Now in its seventh series, you can hear from our pupils, our teachers, school leaders and alumnae, as together they answer some of the most frequently asked questions by families considering a boarding education at Downe House for their daughters.

I thoroughly enjoy listening to the Downe House podcast, especially the conversations with the girls themselves – they never fail to impress with their articulate and measured insight into life at the school. The in depth conversations are a truly valuable resource to both existing and incoming parents. It is an inspiring, useful and thoroughly professional production but I’d expect nothing less.
– DH Parent, 2023

Staff at every level at Downe House play a big part in our relationship with our feeder schools. Mrs Tara Reeve, who is our Director of Admissions, works closely with the Headmistress and Registrar to visit schools, to get to know them better and so be able to better support girls when they join us, and also to ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of what Downe House has to offer.

We know that parents rely on their Head Teacher’s knowledge and recommendation to guide them on where their children will flourish in a happy and supportive environment. To that end, Heads and staff from these schools also frequently visit us at Downe House to keep up with new developments and catch up with their former pupils.

At Downe House, we place huge importance on our relationships with our feeder schools. Representatives from schools will always be warmly welcomed and if you would like to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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