Getting to know you

At Downe House, we pride ourselves on getting to know each girl and their family individually, even before they start at the School.


Working with feeder schools

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

Pupils from over one hundred feeder schools

Our pupils come from a diverse range of schools all over the UK and all over the world. We have no single feeder school, but accept pupils from over one hundred UK preparatory schools, from state primary schools and from schools overseas. Girls join our community with a range of different experiences; some will have taken Common Entrance at 11 or 13+, others will have taken the Prep School Baccalaureate and others still will have passed equivalent examinations. Whatever their experience, we place great value in building relationships with not only the Head teachers from these schools but also with the rest of the staff and with the children themselves.

Get to know Downe House

Staff at every level at Downe House play a big part in our relationship with these schools. Tara Reeve, our Prep School Liaison, works closely with the Headmistress and Registrar to visit our feeder schools, not only to get to know them better but to ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of what Downe House has to offer.

We know that parents rely on this knowledge and recommendation to guide them on where their children will flourish in a happy and supportive environment. Head teachers and other 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. If you are a prep school and would like to visit us, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.


You can also read more information about our full Prep School Programme here:

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about how we can work with your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Forthcoming events

18 Jan 2020

Prospective Parents’ Morning

21 Mar 2020

Prospective Parents’ Morning

25 Apr 2020

Prospective Parents’ Morning

16 May 2020

Lower School Experience Morning

06 Jun 2020

Upper School Experience Morning

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