Life at Downe House

Life in a full boarding school is always busy and every day looks different for every girl. Downe House offers warmth, excitement and opportunity.

Life at Downe House

Life at Downe House

Life in a full boarding school is always busy and every day looks different for every girl. Downe House offers warmth, excitement and opportunity.

Boarding

At Downe House we wholeheartedly believe that girls learn as much in the boarding House as in the classroom.

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There is no typical day at Downe House

Whether she is a lacrosse player with a love of science or a budding actress who wants to start learning Italian, we know that providing each girl with every opportunity is what makes Downe House so special. Bespoke timetabling, an exceptional range of opportunities to compliment the curriculum as well as a full boarding context means that girls are able to discover, nurture and invest in every talent and passion.

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A partnership with parents

Girls are supported by a network of staff across the school, and we know that parents and guardians are vital in this partnership. We encourage parents to come and support their daughter’s achievements – from match fixtures on Wednesdays and Saturday to music, drama and dance performances. We have Exeat policies, which change as your daughter progresses through the School, and mean that your daughter can come home for a weekend.

Find out more about what it means to be a Downe House parent.

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Pastoral care

We have an uncompromising programme of personal support and pastoral care to create a sense of community, with each House providing a home from home. With warmth and guidance from our Housestaff, girls are encouraged to develop a positive outlook, live happily and develop fully in every aspect of their lives. With outstanding support from personal academic tutors, we ensure that every girl is able to gain the most from her time at Downe House.

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing has a huge focus at Downe House: knowing how to eat healthily, sleep well, exercise, relax and manage stress are every bit as important as other aspects of School life. We are keen to give your daughter the toolkit to find balance in her life and the self-awareness to ask for help when she needs it.

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A term in France

A highlight of every girl’s time at Downe House, the term in Veyrines is a unique opportunity to experience life in the heart of the beautiful Périgord Noir. All members of the Lower Fourth (Year 8) take part in this great adventure, which becomes a highlight of their education at Downe.

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Inside Downe

Who better to describe life at Downe House than the girls themselves? See the School from a different angle.

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Visits & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House, is to come and experience it for yourself – arrange a visit or join us for one of our Open Mornings?

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