Downe House International – Supporting education for girls and women worldwide

Our international focus reflects our commitment and ambition to share our expertise in girls’ education on a global scale.

  France        Muscat        Riyadh  

Downe House has been championing all-girls’ education since it was established in 1907, and countless generations of Downe House girls have enjoyed the benefits of learning without stereotypes and boundaries in a traditional yet innovative girls-only environment. At Downe House, we are committed to creating a global and diverse community within our founding School in Berkshire, alongside our international developments which include sister schools in Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Downe House Sauveterre in France and our pioneering online Global Academy, comprising DH International. Our international focus reflects our commitment and ambition to share our expertise in girls’ education on a global scale and to provide genuine opportunities for collaboration with young people all over the world.

Downe House Sauveterre

A unique and truly memorable part of a Downe House experience is the widely loved Term in France for 11+ entries. The Lower Fourth spend an immersive educational and cultural full-boarding experience at Downe House Sauveterre, our School in France, where children can develop academically, linguistically and personally, beyond their own expectations.

Downe House Muscat

Opened in September 2022, Downe House Muscat was the first international sister school and the first girls-only school run by a British girls’ school in the Middle East. Downe House Muscat provides both Omani and international families with a premier, world-class, all-around education tailored just for girls on an impressive purpose-built campus.

Downe House Riyadh

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first premium, British all-girls’ school, positively contributing to the advancement of girls by sharing the Downe House educational values and expertise. Opened in September 2022, girls aged 3 to 18 years have the opportunity to be inspired and challenged as they grow into confident young women preparing to play their part in the world.

Downe House Global Academy 

The Downe House Global Academy for 11 to 18-year-olds offers intellectually ambitious girls around the world an impressive range of super-curricular courses that will enhance their curriculum studies and develop the vital skills that universities and employers look for in candidates – all taught by experienced Downe House teachers.

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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