Global Horizons

From Global Exchange Student trips or a term in Veyrines to supporting overseas charities and winning places at overseas universities – read the girls’ stories.

Global Horizons

Learning and Connecting

Our exchange ambassadors have reached out to our partner schools around the world to share their own experiences of their adjusted way of life. Read their messages.

Discover 12/05/20

Japan Day

In the latest in a series of global days, Remove girls had the opportunity to learn about the fascinating and multi-faceted culture, traditions and history of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Discover 18/03/20

Launch of Global Schools’ Exchange Programme

Parents were given the opportunity to find out more about the opportunity for their daughters to take part in the Global Schools' Exchange Programme.

Discover 17/03/20

Informal Sing with Westover School

The Informal Sing brought together Polyphonix with the Glee Club choir from our global exchange partner school in the USA, Westover School for a wonderful hour of choral singing.

Discover 11/03/20

Global Staff Exchange

As part of the Global Staff Exchange Programme, we welcomed Maths teacher, Ms Debra Coyne from our Australian partner school, Methodist Ladies' College for a two and a half week stay at Downe House.

Discover 05/02/20

Visit to a prestigious French cookery school

A group of six Lower Fourth girls spending the Michaelmas term at Veyrines in our French boarding house had the opportunity to spend a day at the prestigious Lycée Hôtelier Quercy-Périgord learning to cook delicious recipes for afternoon tea.

Discover 23/01/20

From Prague to Downe House – Part two

In the second part of the ‘From Prague to Downe House’ story, it’s time to find out about the experience of the second of our two Global Schools’ Exchange students from the Johannes Kepler Grammar School in the Czech Republic. Ester spent the whole of the Michaelmas term at Downe House living the life of a Sixth Form boarder.

Discover 21/01/20

From Prague to Downe House

In the Michaelmas term we welcomed two Global Exchange students from the Johannes Kepler Grammar School in the Czech Republic who joined the Sixth Form and really threw themselves into boarding school life.

Discover 09/01/20

Adventures in France

Every Lower Fourth girl spends a wonderful term in France. Read about the girls' adventures in the Michaelmas Term 2019!

Discover 11/12/19

Global Exchange to South Africa

During the summer holidays, Fifth Form girls, Phoebe and India went on a Global Schools’ Exchange trip to Herschel Girls School in Cape Town, South Africa and spent four weeks going to school as day girls and living with their host families.

Discover 04/11/19

Global Exchange trip to India

Fifth Form girls were attracted to the unique sights and sounds of India when choosing a destination for their Global Schools’ Exchange trip during the summer holidays. Heloise and Louise chose to go to Mayo College Girls’ School which is located in Ajmer, one of the oldest cities in the north-western state of Rajhastan. 

Discover 15/10/19

Global Exchange to Australia

The opportunity to live and learn in an Australian school was offered to girls in the Fifth Form as one of the trips on offer as part of the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme and Sophie and Tilly jumped at the chance to go to Methodist Ladies College (MLC) in Melbourne.

Discover 08/10/19

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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