News Room

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

News Room

Deputy Head's Blog

AI: a teacher’s friend or foe?

In his latest blog, Deputy Head, Mr Matthew Godfrey, explores the impact of the sophisticated online 'help' now available to pupils in the form of artificial intelligence systems like ChatGTP.

Discover 20/01/23
Deputy Head's Blog

Maths for all until age 18? No problem, Prime Minister!

In his latest blog, Deputy Head, Mr Matthew Godfrey, explores how, contrary to the PM’s suggestion, a resurgence of the humanities is likely in the coming years, as the core skills involved in these subjects – not least independence of thought, communication and imagination – become more and more valuable in modern society.

Discover 13/01/23

Beautiful performance of Cinderella

On the last day of the Michaelmas term, the dancers of Downe House presented an exciting and contemporary performance of Cinderella. Showcasing the pupils’ talents with an amalgamation of dance styles including Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Street Dance to a delighted audience.

Discover 20/12/22

Christmas Carol Services

This year's Carol Services were a spectacular celebration of the festive season with a service created by our Chaplain, Rev’d Platt, along with the Music department and based upon the traditional order of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Discover 16/12/22

Best Festive Reads 2022

The Murray Centre Library team put together an in depth list for the best books to read this festive season. From Christmas classics to 'must reads' for any time of the year. 

Discover 01/12/22

Lord Heseltine Medley Lecture

It was a great privilege for us to welcome The Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH to School to give what was the first of the Downe House Senior Medley Lectures this academic year.

Discover 29/11/22
Inside Downe

Innovative STEM Shorts Initiative

A group of our Upper Sixth STEM students treated their fellow sixth formers, Scholars from across the School and members of the STEM subjects staff to an inspiring evening of short talks on the topic: “Modern-day problems that can be solved through inspiration from nature.”

Discover 25/11/22
Deputy Head's Blog

Wellbeing Through Philanthropy

In recent years, Downe and many other schools have placed the ‘wellbeing’ of their pupils at the heart of all they do. Our Deputy Head explores the positive impact philanthropy can have on the self-esteem and confidence of young people and why the best wellbeing programmes come from 'within'.

Discover 15/11/22

Remembrance Tribute

Downe House paid tribute to the brave men and women who served in the armed forces or who worked for the war effort during the first and second world wars.

Discover 11/11/22

Michaelmas Concert

This weekend saw the return of the Michaelmas Concert, which had a live audience for the first time in three years!

Discover 10/11/22

Violin Masterclass with Professor Nicole Wilson

We were very fortunate to welcome Nicole Wilson, Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, to deliver a masterclass at Downe House. This was a very special opportunity for all of the musicians in the School to watch a masterclass of this level.

Discover 09/11/22

Ten Year Reunion for the Class of 2012

The ten-year reunion for the Class of 2012 took place at the West 4th Kitchen in Parsons Green in the Café and Wine Bar run by two alumnae of 2012!

Discover 08/11/22

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.


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