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Global Exchange students visit House of Lords

Two of this term’s visiting Global Exchange students, Amruta and Manavi from Mayo College Girls’ School in Rajhastan enjoyed the golden opportunity of a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

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Prep Schools Bring The House Downe!

On 8 May Cadogan Hall in London saw a spectacular celebration of young choral singing as Downe House hosted its very own “Bring the House Downe” Prep Schools’ Choir of the Year Competition.

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Digital Transformation in Schools

Downe House hosted its first ‘Digital Transformation in Education’ event since becoming a Microsoft Showcase School in October 2018.

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What’s the point of Classics?

Classics at Downe House offers a wealth of opportunities which enrich the curriculum but of course, in the wider world, its value is often questioned.

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Budding engineers win 'Best Project’

Opportunities to get involved in a real engineering project when you are in the Sixth Form are rare and so Georgia, Fen, Sabrina and Olivia in the Lower Sixth leapt at the chance to work with MH Development Engineering to design a system to improve the sign-off procedure in a Formula One car for the Haas F1 Team.

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Planning a Gap Year?

The annual Gap Year Fair organised by the Higher Education Department brought 25 companies to Downe House to showcase a huge variety of ideas for those wanting to take a year out after they finish their A Levels.

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Gala Opening of the Murray Centre

The official Gala Opening of the newly built Murray Centre at the heart of the School campus was attended by over 30 Prep School Heads together with current parents, staff and girls.

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Adventure on Dartmoor

After successfully completing the DofE Bronze Award, a group of 14 Lower Sixth girls are now working towards their DofE Gold Awards and at the beginning of the Easter holidays they headed to the beautiful Dartmoor National Park for their first Practice Expedition.

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Enterprising pyjamas!

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving at Downe House with over 40 girls involved in four Young Enterprise companies this year.

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Young Musician of the Year 2019

The Downe Young Musician of the Year 2019 competition came to an exceptional conclusion at the end of the Lent Term at the Prize Winners’ Concert in which the incredibly talented finalists in each class performed.

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Evensong at Winchester Cathedral

In Harmony, the auditioned chamber choir open to Lower Fourth and Lower Fifth, were offered a unique opportunity to sing at Evensong in the beautiful setting of the magnificent Winchester Cathedral.

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Downe the Lens - meet the Holcombe Housemistress

In the latest in our Downe the Lens series focusing on our amazing team of Housestaff, we meet the Holcombe Housemistress, Mrs Barbara Brader

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