Over Founder’s Fortnight, the Learning for Life department asked girls, staff and families to share what they have learned during lockdown.
“In lockdown I have learned not to worry about things I cannot control.”
Tosin, Head Senior
“In lockdown I have learned how important our family, friends and human contact are in our lives!”
Mr Perdikis, Head of French
In his latest blog, our Deputy Head, Mr Godfrey, discusses the path to independent learning with Downe House girls and teachers
The Murray Centre Library team put together an in depth list for the best books to read this festive season. From Christmas classics to 'must reads' for any time of the year.
'The Carol Services were truly uplifting. I couldn’t be more proud of the girls and the way in which they captivated the congregation with their inimitable warmth and integrity of choral blend, bringing the Christmas story alive.'
Speaking in conversation with Teal and Honor, in front of a large audience of Sixth Formers, parents, staff and guests, Sir Max Hastings spoke with great candour about his wide-ranging career.
On Thursday 18 November, the Upper Sixth pupils had the fantastic opportunity to hear from Jodie Gibbens, founder of Aesara Partners, a global executive coaching practice, and Downe House parent, through the DH LINKS programme.
Downe House are delighted to have been included in the Cricketer Schools Guide 2022, named in the Top 20 All-Girls Schools for Cricket.
"I gathered a group of Sixth Form girls in my office last Monday and grilled them about their experience of my own subject, English. The most important and emphatic message from the girls was how much they valued passion and enthusiasm from their teachers."
On Wednesday 3 November, Downe House hosted a drinks reception for parents of pupils in the Upper Fourth at the Bluebird, Chelsea. The occasion provided an excellent opportunity to meet with other members of the community and share a superb evening.
One of the most enjoyable and helpful things I did during my first half term at Downe House was to spend an evening in each of the boarding houses. I received a wonderful welcome in all of them.
On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in September, the Foundation Office welcomed back fifteen members of our alumnae from the Class of 1970 to Downe for their 50th Reunion.
Smiles all around as Downe House sees individual and team success at the British Schools Biathlon at the University of Bath.
Our very special, historical connection with Queensgate School dates back to the Second World War. In October, Mrs Alexandra Barlow and Mrs Jane Caiger-Smith enjoyed a wonderful visit to the School and many pots of tea were poured as they indulged in the nostalgia and imaging what it would have been like for those pupils all those years ago.