News Room

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

News Room

Taking Charge of Your Learning

In his latest blog, our Deputy Head, Mr Godfrey, discusses the path to independent learning with Downe House girls and teachers

Discover 14/01/22
Prima Voce choir sing at Kensington

Carol Services 2021

'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.'

Discover 17/12/21
Sir Max Hastings 'Soldiers' Book on a stand with more books

Sir Max Hastings, Senior Medley Lecture

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.

Discover 02/12/21
Jodie Gibbens and a Sixth Form pupils stand smiling

Jodie Gibbens Gives Invaluable Advice to the Upper Sixth

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.

Discover 02/12/21
Two girls in cricket kit walk on to pitch

Top 20 All-Girls School for Cricket

Downe House are delighted to have been included in the Cricketer Schools Guide 2022, named in the Top 20 All-Girls Schools for Cricket.

Discover 24/11/21

Rising to the Challenge: Mr Matthew Godfrey

"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."

Discover 19/11/21
Parents gather at the Bluebird Cafe in Chelsea

Upper Fourth Parent Drinks Reception

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.

Discover 05/11/21
Two 12 year olds sat on a bench with teddies in boarding house

Precious Cargo: Mr Matthew Godfrey

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.

Discover 05/11/21
Downe House alumnae stand outside chapel smiling for a reunion

Class of 1970 50th Reunion

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.

Discover 04/11/21
U13 team smile on podium at biathlon

British Schools Biathlon

Smiles all around as Downe House sees individual and team success at the British Schools Biathlon at the University of Bath.

Discover 19/10/21
ueen's gate school flag outside

A special connection with Queen’s Gate School

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. 

Discover 15/10/21
Downe House girls sit and chat in common room

Moving on to Downe House: Mr Matt Godfrey

No organisation that is complacent or which stagnates can flourish. Downe House’s global outlook, its focus on technology and its general lack of stuffiness are all examples of how it refuses to stand still.

Discover 15/10/21

Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.