News Room

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

News Room

Tough Love

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) reflects on his link with one of the UK’s most inspiring state schools, which he is proud to support as a Governor.

Discover 25/05/22

Lighting the Fire – Maximising pupils’ motivation to learn

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) talks to Downe House teachers about some of the strategies they adopt to sustain high levels of motivation in their lessons.

Discover 29/04/22

Bright future secured for Downe House Global Academy in Greater China

Bright future secured for Downe House Global Academy in Greater China. Formal partnership agreement signed with EliteK12.

Discover 08/04/22

Education powered by cutting-edge technology

From Virtual Reality and AI-assisted interview preparations and online learning & revision platforms, to E-Champions and hackathons - we’re using the power of the very latest technology to enhance pupil's learning and prepare them for the future - and empowering them to take charge of their own learning!

Discover 01/04/22

How to Revise Effectively – In the words of our own pupils

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) talks to pupils who are facing GCSE and A Level exams this summer about effective revision strategies - they have some top tips for fellow pupils and even a one or two for parents too!

Discover 25/03/22

Festival of Literature

The Downe House Murray Centre and English Department brought the Festival of Literature to School in March. Celebrating the joys of reading and writing with guest speakers, workshops and so much more!

Discover 19/03/22
The Chapel is a calm oasis in a our busy school

An Oasis of Calm within our Busy School

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) considers spirituality and the place of Chapel at Downe House. The School’s academic record speaks for itself, but are the girls encouraged to step beyond day-to-day, temporal and material concerns and ask questions of a spiritual and philosophical nature?

Discover 24/02/22
Girls wearing the Djibbah uniform in the Cloisters

A Rich and Varied History

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Downe House’s arrival in Cold Ash, our archivist is keener than ever to share stories from the School’s past; from the eccentric 'Giant's Stride' and iconic djibbahs, to the enigmatic and mysterious Miss Nickel.

Discover 04/02/22

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

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.