News Room

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

News Room

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

Lower Sixth take steps towards university

On Wednesday 17 June, the Lower Sixth took part in a Higher Education Applications Day. Chioma, Susie and Chloe tell us about what it was like starting their UCAS applications and hearing from recent School alumnae.

Discover 16/07/20

Downe House Young Enterprise businesses win awards

Our two Young Enterprise teams for this year earned 1st and 2nd place in the West Berkshire Area Final for their creativity and ingenuity.

Discover 10/07/20

Downe House achieves Eco-Schools Silver Award

In recognition of our efforts to become more sustainable and conscious of the environment, we have been awarded the Eco-Schools Silver Award!

Discover 07/07/20

The Covid-19 frontline: diary of a respiratory doctor part 4

Dr Neda Hasan (DH 2008), a respiratory doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, offers us her fourth and final instalment of stories from the frontline against the virus.

Discover 03/07/20

Downe House Global Ambassadors raise £2,674 for the International Rescue Committee

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of Downe House Global Ambassadors organised a charity ‘Virtual Around the World Relay’ to raise money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Discover 29/06/20

Founder’s Afternoon Tea

Here are just some of the highlights from our families around the world enjoying their very own versions of our acclaimed 'Founder's Afternoon Tea'.

Discover 26/06/20

Lockdowne Lowdowne

Over Founder's Fortnight, the Learning for Life department asked girls, staff and families to share what they have learned during lockdown.

Discover 25/06/20

Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

Girls, their families, and School staff share their contributions to improving sustainability and biodiversity in their local areas this week.

Discover 11/06/20

Sisters swim the Channel to support hospice care

Elodie (UVI) and Daisy (LV), along with their family, successfully swam 21 miles in a relay to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Discover 09/06/20

The Covid-19 frontline: diary of a respiratory doctor part 3

Dr Neda Hasan (DH 2008), a respiratory doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, offers us her third instalment of stories from the frontline against the virus.

Discover 08/06/20

A message from the Headmistress

At the heart of our ethos is a commitment to show respect and kindness towards all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity. Never have these values been more important than now.

Discover 05/06/20

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?

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