News Room

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

News Room

‘Protests’ by Drama Scholars

'Protests’ was the theme of the workshop for the Drama Scholars who created and performed a beautiful piece of theatre about climate change protests. 

Discover 19/11/19

Preparing for an Oxbridge interview

The Higher Education Department hosted a Schools Interview Exchange to provide the opportunity for Oxbridge applicants and Medics to be interviewed by a teacher from another school.

Discover 15/11/19

Polyphonix perform at the Royal Albert Hall

As the Barnardo's Senior Choir of the Year 2019, our non-auditioned choir, Polyphonix were invited to perform at the annual Young Supporters’ Concert held at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London

Discover 14/11/19

Tedworth tour South Africa

A group of girls and staff from Tedworth House set off on their biennial House trip to South Africa to visit their international link charity, Tiger Kloof and to see the sights.

Discover 14/11/19

STEM Day 2019

The Upper Fifth and a group of pupils from Park House School enjoyed a packed day of STEM-related talks and workshops to guide and engage them in the diverse range of opportunities in this key area of the curriculum.

Discover 12/11/19

Digital skills to succeed

Three years ago, the Digital Strategy 21st Century Skills Working Group came up with a bold plan to ensure that pupils leave Downe House equipped with the key digital skills and knowledge needed to flourish in higher education and the workplace in a rapidly changing 21st century world.

Discover 06/11/19

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

Orchestral Fun Day

Now an established fixture in the musical year, the Prep Schools’ Orchestral Fun Day brought together over 200 young musicians from 20 prep schools with 75 girls from Downe House for an exciting day of music making.

Discover 30/10/19

House Drama

The House Drama competition is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year combining as it does the opportunities for Sixth Form girls to write, produce and direct a play and the chance for the Lower and Upper School girls to act, sing and dance on stage.

Discover 29/10/19

Young scholars at Yale

Three Sixth Form girls, Emily, Sappho and Tosin, were selected for the highly competitive Yale Young Global Scholars’ (YYGS) Programme, an academic summer enrichment programme for outstanding high school students from around the world.

Discover 16/10/19

UVI Biology field trip to Juniper Hall

Sixth Form Biology students spent the weekend at Juniper Hall, a field study centre on the North Downs in West Sussex developing their core practical skills.

Discover 15/10/19

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

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?