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

Joining Downe at 16+: a step towards independence

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) talks to pupils, Alice and Violet, about their reasons for choosing Downe House for Sixth Form.  

Discover 23/09/22
Deputy Head's Blog

Building closer links between Downe House and Radley College

Downe House and Radley College have enjoyed close relations for a long time. Recently, the pupils and staff at both schools have been collaborating on academic, co-curricular and social activities as part of a coherent strategy, which has led to a number of exciting student-driven collaborations.

Discover 10/09/22
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

We pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Discover 09/09/22

Outstanding GCSE Exam Results

We are delighted to be celebrating an outstanding set of examination results with the wonderful girls in our Upper Fifth (Year 11) today.

Discover 25/08/22

Outstanding A Level results for our Class of 2022

We are immensely proud of our A Level students’ achievements and are delighted to celebrate the results of their public examinations today.

Discover 18/08/22

Founder’s Weekend 2022

Our annual Founder’s Weekend was a spectacular celebration of the many talents and achievements of our pupils, and it was made extra special as we marked 100 years of the School’s move to our beautiful woodland campus in Cold Ash.

Discover 16/08/22

Introducing the Upper School Leadership Team

Downe House is proud to introduce the Upper School Leadership Team, supporting pupils as they journey through a significant phase of their education. These three years are decisive in helping them to shape their futures; making choices for I/GCSE, the Sixth Form and, ultimately, life beyond.

Discover 09/08/22

Alumnae Reunion in Scotland

The second in a series of regional reunions planned by the Foundation Office took place in the beautiful Inveraray Castle and Gardens in Scotland, and was held with the kind permission of the Duchess of Argyll.

Discover 11/07/22

Partnership with SpringBoard to transform futures

Downe House has a long and proud history of providing an outstanding education for young people. We are delighted to have partnered with Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation (RNCSF) which will enable us to widen our reach to others who would not usually be able to access a Downe House education.

Discover 01/07/22

Raising Respect Conference

The Raising Respect conference, hosted by our Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mrs Genevieve Ford, saw over 100 delegates from Schools across the country gather to discuss and explore important pastoral care and safeguarding issues faced by schools and educators.

Discover 16/06/22

DHSA Short Story Competition 2022

This year's annual Downe House Seniors' Association Short Story Competition Queen was inspired by Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee with each school section writing on a theme take from one of Her Majesty's personal qualities.

Discover 10/06/22
Deputy Head's Blog

An exciting and positive future for our young women

In this blog, Mr Godfrey (Deputy Head) explains why an all-girls school like Downe House is highly effective at preparing young women for our brave new world. 

Discover 07/06/22

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.