Our Virtual School

Another period of Digital Downe House means finding new ways to live, learn and enjoy Downe House @home. Staying connected – this is our response to Covid-19.

Sports talk: Love the sport not the success

Wednesday 20 January

Our latest online Sports talk was something a little different…
“Love the Sport not the Success” with Joanne Jones – an Open Water British Champion and marathon swimmer. Joanne is an open water swimmer, and is passionate about the importance of finding a sport you love, doing it for the enjoyment and not just the success.

Joanne proved incredibly inspiring and with so many amazing stories to share. Thanks to Jo and to everyone who joined us online!

Biology DNA modelling

Monday 18 January

In the spirit of the Downe House DNA, our seven core values at the heart of School, Mrs Harrop set her Upper Fifth Biology class a prep to make a model of DNA using whatever they could find. She was delighted with the results!

Smile Mile

Sunday 17 January

DH Sport challenged us all to get outside and complete 1 mile of exercise at the weekend with a big SMILE. Lots of different activities completed and so good to see so many happy smiley faces too!


Beginning of term assembly

Monday 11 January

‘We can make this term special if we work together, show generosity of spirit and bear in mind that everyone has a contribution to make.’

Inspiring words from Mrs McKendrick at our first assembly of the Lent term this morning.

We welcomed our Interim Deputy Head, Mr Phil Wise and congratulated all the girls who were successful in their ABRSM exams, to Evie, Tilly, India, Lauren and Poppy who have been selected for the Berkshire Hockey Squad and to our newly appointed E-Champions – Queena, Alice, Cosima, Dominica and Tomi. Exciting news from Miss Tinman about the new Learning for Life initiatives and as always, brilliant entertainment from our Head Seniors, Tosin and Poppy with their top tips for remote learning.

Have a great term everyone!