Experience days

Each year we host hugely popular experience days where younger school pupils come to us to take part in a variety of creative and sports fun days.

Experience Downe House

Downe House hosts an array of events and workshops for younger pupils to give them and their teachers an experience of what life is like at Downe House. From orchestral fun days to sports masterclasses, there is an experience for pupils of all talents and abilities, with each day geared to towards complementing the curriculum in their own school.


Orchestral Fun Day
Michaelmas Term

This event brings together young musicians from different prep schools alongside girls from Downe House for an exciting day of music making. 

‘Great memories were made, great expectations were met and great ideas for the future were sown.’
– Parent

‘It is always so inspiring to work with so much young talent and to enjoy their enthusiasm for all things musical!’
– Dr Charlotte Exon, Director of Music, Downe House

Day of Musical Theatre
Lent Term

Schools join forces with a team of Downe House Drama and Dance teachers for a day of acting, singing and dance workshops, culminating in a dazzling final performance. 

‘We all had so much fun singing, dancing and playing games, not to mention the delicious lunch!  The day was so well organised and we really enjoyed working with your talented staff.’
– Anna Oliver, Head of Drama, Elstree School

‘I would like to thank you and all the staff involved in making the Day of Musical Theatre yesterday such an enjoyable experience. Our girls all had a really great time; a resounding success!  They were all talking about it with glee today and were still buzzing!’
– Sophie Beckers, Head of English and Drama, Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools

‘The Dragon absolutely LOVED the day of musical theatre yesterday at Downe House. The kids were singing the songs all the way home (even in a bit of traffic along the A34!). The organisation and delivery of the day was of the “toppest” of quality!’
– Charlie Ponder, Director of Drama, Teacher of English, Dragon School

Day of Dance
Lent Term

Join our talented Dance teachers to learn bespoke choreography to your favourite songs before rounding off the day with a dance off!

‘Thank you so much for organising the Day of Dance. Our children loved it and were excited to tell us all about it when they got back to school!’
– Teacher, Beedon Primary School

Sports Masterclass Day
Summer Term

A jam-packed day filled with a rotation of sport skills sessions taught by our specialist sports coaches. 

‘Year 6 were lucky enough to go to Downe House for a fun sports masterclass outdoors. We learned lots of different techniques and it was such an entertaining and exciting day for us!’
– Year 6 student, Glendower Preparatory School

‘The girls all came back having had great experiences and lots of fun. Thank you to all of your staff who obviously put in lots of effort to organise and make the day a success.’
– Christina Chesworth, Head of PE, Thomas’s Fulham

‘We all really enjoyed it and the girls loved their activities, particularly the lacrosse.’
– Anna Edgerton, Head of PE, Kitebrook

Forensic Science Day
Summer Term

Work side-by-side with our passionate STEM department in a series of exciting experiments. 

‘Please pass on my thanks to all your Science team for a wonderful day on Friday. We do not underestimate the background work involved in such an event and sincerely hope that you consider inviting us to any future event.’
– Kelly Archer, Head of Science, Twyford School

Lacrosse Camp
Summer Holidays

Book now for our 2024 camp, running Thursday 29 August – Friday 30 August!

This non-residential course is open to all girls in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 who want to learn the basics of the game or develop their skills.  

‘Just a note to say thank you for the wonderful two day Lacrosse Camp last week! Camilla had an absolutely amazing time. It was a great opportunity to meet the PE team and we wanted to specifically thank Miss Butler for her encouragement and care.’
– Parent

‘Romilly thoroughly enjoyed the camp. She’s only tried lacrosse a couple of times before and really enjoyed it. The coaches were great, the girls were great and she came away having had a great time and made some friends.’
– Parent

‘Thank you very much for a great platform that has equally allowed Reni and I to get some very lovely memories of the Downe House culture.’
– Parent


Downe House at your school

Our specialist teachers regularly deliver workshops at our feeder schools, individually tailored to the schools’ needs.

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