News Room

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

News Room

Music: your questions answered

Alexandra, Antonia, Rossy and Poppy share their experience of all things musical at Downe House.

Discover 23/10/20

Downe House Food and Film Festival success

The Food and Film Festival on Saturday evening was a night to remember in Downe House history.

Discover 19/10/20

Leading with Ivy House

Twelve girls have taken part in a pilot leadership programme with nine other schools including Eton College, Brighton College and Charterhouse.

Discover 14/10/20

Bob Chilcott appointed Musician-in-Residence

'A contemporary hero of British choral music’ is how The Observer described Bob Chilcott, who has been appointed as Musician-in-Residence to develop and enrich a strong tradition of choral singing and music-making at Downe House.

Discover 05/10/20

From the West End to Downe House

For the first time, Downe House has appointed a Musical Theatre Director-in-Residence bringing a wealth of stage experience, notably taking the role of the Cricket Angel in the West End production of Kinky Boots.

Discover 29/09/20

Sewing scrubs for the NHS

DH Catering Assistant, Mrs Deborah Gore devoted much of her time on furlough from Downe House to sewing sets of scrubs for NHS workers and reached a grand total of 50 sets as well as making masks and laundry bags. 

Discover 17/09/20

New appointments

Headmistress, Mrs McKendrick has announced a number of new senior appointments for the next academic year to support the continued growth and development of every aspect of school life at Downe House.

Discover 15/09/20

Microsoft Showcase School for third year

Microsoft has announced its 2020-2021 cohort of Showcase Schools in which Downe House has been named for the third year running.

Discover 10/09/20

GCSE/IGCSE Results 2020

Today is a momentous one for the girls in our 2020 GCSE/IGCSE cohort (our Upper Fifth) and we are delighted to celebrate their achievements with them.

Discover 20/08/20

Celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020

It is with pride and admiration that we celebrate the achievements of our Class of 2020 as they look to their futures with confidence. 

Discover 13/08/20

The music continues at the Virtual Music Summer School

From the United Kingdom to China and Nigeria, girls are still mastering their music skills thanks to our committed Music department.

Discover 07/08/20

Remote work shadowing is a huge success

Three Sixth Form girls were able to take part in work shadowing remotely thanks to the forward thinking of Kings Tutors, London.

Discover 03/08/20

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?