News Room

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

News Room

Downe House goes online

With the School campus closed for the foreseeable future, virtual teaching and learning is in full swing with all timetabled lessons taking place as usual.

Discover 25/03/20

Downe House moves to online teaching and learning

After very careful consideration, it was with great regret that the Headmistress announced this afternoon the decision to move entirely to online teaching and learning from Monday 23 March 2020.

Discover 18/03/20

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

Edinburgh Unimeet

The inaugural DH LINKS Unimeet took place over the weekend bringing together Downe House alumnae who are at Edinburgh University.

Discover 18/03/20

Preparing for the world of work

As part of the Higher Education programme, the Interview and CV Writing Skills Workshop aims to prepare girls in the Lower Sixth for the world of work.

Discover 17/03/20

A celebration of music

This year’s Music Showcase treated the audience to a rich and vibrant programme of music from liturgical to secular music, from orchestral to choral, involving some 130 musicians in a variety of choirs, ensembles and orchestras.

Discover 17/03/20

Exciting changes to Downe House in France

We are delighted that our Term in France will be moving to the stunning Château de Sauveterre from September 2020.

Discover 13/03/20

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

Arabic teacher hits 100% in national competition

Downe House teacher of Arabic, Mr Alahwig has come second in the UK National Read and Rise Qur’an Competition organised by the Right Start Foundation International.

Discover 10/03/20

All Stitched up

Stitched is one of the two Downe House companies set up by girls who have embarked on the Young Enterprise Company Programme this year which provides a framework for young people to set up and run a business.

Discover 08/03/20

Day of Dance for local schools

The Day of Dance for local school children brought together 80 boys and girls from West Berkshire schools for Hip Hop and Contemporary dance workshops led by the Downe House dance teachers.

Discover 07/03/20

Prep Schools’ Day of Musical Theatre

With Aladdin as the theme for this year’s Prep Schools’ Day of Musical Theatre, there was no shortage of energy and enthusiasm for the much-loved story and its catchy songs such as ‘Arabian Nights’ and ‘One Jump Ahead’.

Discover 04/03/20

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?