The School Day

Downe House is made up of a community of individuals and so no single girl’s day looks the same. That said, all girls are very busy with a long, extended day! Your daughter’s House forms the backbone to their life at School. There, they will register in the morning, attend House meetings to hear about what is going on that day and then use it as ‘base camp’ in between lessons, returning to refuel, study or prepare as a House for one of our popular competitions.

Our day pupils find there is more time to dedicate to what they enjoy when they have everything they need all in one place onsite. Girls can use the extra hours they accrue by not having to travel to all their activities to deep their expertise and expand their skills and interests.

A day may look like the following:

7am – Fitness (optional)

7:30am – House meeting (optional)

7:45am – Breakfast (optional)

8:30am – Assembly/Chapel/Tutor meeting

9am – Lessons (which could include Prep/extra music/drama/sport lessons)

10:20am – Break back in House

10:40am – Lessons (which could include Prep/extra music/drama/sport lessons)

12 noon – Lunch

12:40pm – Choir practice

1pm – Lessons (which could include Prep/extra music/drama/sport lessons)

3:40pm – Tea back in House

4pm – Lessons (which could include Prep/extra music/drama/sport lessons)

6pm – Lessons end. Day girls may return home. Supper.

6:30pm – House competition rehearsals/extra sport/house activities/study time (optional)

7:30pm – Enrichment lecture (optional)/relaxation in House (optional)

8:30pm – Home

On Saturdays, all girls have lessons until 12 noon, after which we have sports fixtures which most girls take part in. On Wednesdays, we have a shorter day, finishing at tea time, allowing for sports fixtures after 4pm.

Now accepting more Day Pupils for September 2025! Learn more at our Open Event on Thursday 9 May.
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