Sixth Form Houses

Boarders, day girls, current students and new girls from the local area, across the UK and overseas make up this thriving community with its sights firmly set on balance and wellbeing as the basis for academic and personal fulfilment.

There are two Houses in the Sixth Form, York and Willis, with each intake residing in either York or Willis for the entire Sixth Form. With excellent facilities for living and independent working, these houses have been expressly designed to better prepare each girl for life beyond Downe House. Enjoying much greater levels of freedom, girls in Sixth Form take more responsibility for their own learning, living and time-planning. Benefiting from a more ‘adult’ relationship with Housestaff, Sixth Form girls enjoy spacious common rooms, regular trips to the theatre, concerts and exhibitions, as well as the freedom to choose to be in or out of school on most weekends.

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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