Founder’s Weekend

The Downe House community comes together annually during Founder’s Weekend to celebrate school life in this spectacular showcase of the girls’ hard work, talent and passion.

A highlight of the year

Founder’s Weekend at Downe House is an incredibly special weekend in the School’s calendar when the whole community comes together for its annual celebrations. With stunning departmental displays, tennis tournaments, wonderful showcases, music events and the much-loved Founder’s Tea, it is undoubtedly a highlight of the school year.

Displays and Showcases

During Founder’s Weekend the cloisters come alive with activities, from wellbeing to gymnastics, and stalls masterminded by the girls in support of their House charities so there is always plenty to see, do, eat and drink! Alongside the House stalls are other worthwhile charitable causes and Young Enterprise stalls to explore. In addition each department puts on its own workshops and exhibitions, including a variety of music concerts and drama showcases.

Stunning refreshments

A crowd favourite each year is the much-anticipated Founder’s Tea, served beautifully each afternoon in the Founder’s Weekend marquee. Families are also invited to bring their own picnics, rugs and chairs to enjoy lunch in the beautiful school grounds. To mark the end of Founder’s Weekend we host a Family Big Band BBQ where friends and families are invited to indulge in a tantalising selection of BBQ food whilst enjoying a summer’s evening filled with jazz.


A taste of Founder’s Weekend

You can see the Founder’s Weekend 2019 album to get a taste of this important school event.

Founder's Weekend 2019

Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.

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