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
This year's annual Downe House Seniors' Association Short Story Competition Queen was inspired by Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee with each school section writing on a theme take from one of Her Majesty's personal qualities.
In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) explains why an all-girls school like Downe House is highly effective at preparing young women for our brave new world.
Meet our new Literary Seniors for 2022, Fife and Vivi.
Downe House is delighted to announce that Miss Kate Eaves will join the School as Assistant Headmistress (Lower School) from September 2022. Kate’s expertise, experience and energy will be invaluable as we continue to give the very youngest pupils at our School the most enriching, challenging but supported start to their senior school journey.
In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) reflects on his link with one of the UK’s most inspiring state schools, which he is proud to support as a Governor.
In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) talks to Downe House teachers about some of the strategies they adopt to sustain high levels of motivation in their lessons.
Bright future secured for Downe House Global Academy in Greater China. Formal partnership agreement signed with EliteK12.
From Virtual Reality and AI-assisted interview preparations and online learning & revision platforms, to E-Champions and hackathons - we’re using the power of the very latest technology to enhance pupil's learning and prepare them for the future - and empowering them to take charge of their own learning!
In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) talks to pupils who are facing GCSE and A Level exams this summer about effective revision strategies - they have some top tips for fellow pupils and even a one or two for parents too!
The Downe House Murray Centre and English Department brought the Festival of Literature to School in March. Celebrating the joys of reading and writing with guest speakers, workshops and so much more!
In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) considers spirituality and the place of Chapel at Downe House. The School’s academic record speaks for itself, but are the girls encouraged to step beyond day-to-day, temporal and material concerns and ask questions of a spiritual and philosophical nature?
As we approach the 100th anniversary of Downe House’s arrival in Cold Ash, our archivist is keener than ever to share stories from the School’s past; from the eccentric 'Giant's Stride' and iconic djibbahs, to the enigmatic and mysterious Miss Nickel.