News Room

Read our latest school news to learn about the exciting things which take place at Downe House.

News Room

A Celebration of Writing

The Celebration of Writing event brought together four successful writers, all with a strong connection to Downe House for an entertaining and inspirational conversation about the joys and pitfalls of a writer's life.

Discover 01/04/21

Celebrating LGBT+ History

The student-led GSA (Gender and Sexualities Alliance) arranged an amazing range of events to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

Discover 12/03/21

Lent term 2021: An ending to remember

Downe House re-opens to welcome the majority of girls back for School for the rest of the Lent term in line with the UK Government guidelines.

Discover 08/03/21

Downe House Unplugged

In a world dominated by screen-time, we took our girls off timetable and asked them to 'unplug' from technology for a day of self-led study - and the result was phenomenal!

Discover 22/02/21

Dancing through the lockdown

DH Drama and Dance Department has been delivering online Dance and Drama lessons to seven local primary schools and fifteen prep schools.

Discover 15/02/21

Off to university

Top of the agenda at the Upper Sixth Parents’ Meeting was the news that 95% girls have received university offers and that five girls have been successful in their applications for a place at Oxford or Cambridge

Discover 11/02/21

Winter Sports Week brings out House spirit

Winter Sports Day this year became Winter Sports Week, as the five Houses battled it out in a spectacular array of sports including lacrosse, netball, swimming, basketball, cheerleading, crossfit, cross country and rowing!

Discover 14/12/20

Theatre Makers of the Future

An online expert panel discussion exploring courses and careers in the performing arts with four guest speakers hosted by the Geraldine James Scholars

Discover 09/12/20

LVI girl awarded place in National Youth Training Choir

Lower Sixth girl, Antonia received the exciting news that following a successful audition, she has been awarded a place with the National Youth Training Choir.

Discover 08/12/20

Diversity in Theatre

The Diversity in Theatre virtual event brought together four theatre professionals to talk about their personal experiences of working within the performing arts sector.

Discover 25/11/20

Virtual Gap Year Fair a huge success

Downe House hosted a virtual Gap Year Fair with seventeen companies showcasing a variety of gap year opportunities from internships and conservation projects to cookery and language courses. 

Discover 19/11/20

Meet Luke Brown

Contemporary dancer and Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance has joined the Downe House Dance Department - watch the video of Luke in conversation with Miss Ward, Head of Dance.

Discover 18/11/20

Open Mornings and Virtual Tours

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. We tailor our virtual Open Mornings and Virtual Tours to suit your family.