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Next step for the Upper Fifth

The ‘Introduction to Sixth Form Week’ is all about preparing the Upper Fifth girls for the next step in their education in the Downe House Sixth Form.

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Lacrosse in America

A very excited group of 38 girls from the Lower Fifth, Upper Fifth and Lower Sixth set off on a ten day Lacrosse Tour to the East Coast of America in the first weeks of July.

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University, here we come!

The Higher Education Department works with girls to prepare them for the application process throughout the Lower and Upper School, organising outside speakers to talk about career paths and providing many opportunities beyond the curriculum to enhance and enrich the educational experience.

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Leavers’ Farewell

With their exams all finished, it was time to say farewell to the Upper Sixth and to celebrate all that they have achieved at Downe House with their parents and teachers.

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Pops, bangs and liquids that glow in the dark

In the Lower School, fun practical experiments can be the key to nurturing a love of chemistry and the Salters’ Chemistry Challenge is a well-established opportunity to introduce girls to a whole range of practical chemistry, which is also great fun!

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Polo at the SUPA Tournament

The Downe House Polo Team competed in the Schools and Universities Polo Association National Championships held at Ranelagh Farm Polo Club in Windsor on 24 June 2018.

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Aiming for Oxbridge

A key part of the work of the Higher Education and Global Initiatives Department is supporting girls through the application process.

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‘Diversitree’ for House Art

As a theme, ‘Diversity’ offered amazing scope and artistic potential for this year’s House Art Competition.

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Fabulous Founder’s

Founder’s Weekend is a very special weekend in the School’s calendar bringing together the whole community of girls, parents, alumnae, staff and friends for a wonderful weekend of dance, drama, music, displays, fundraising, sport and so much more.

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Challenging the intellectually curious

A new academic enrichment initiative called the ‘Elective Programme’ has been launched to the Upper Fourth girls at Downe House.

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Hands-on with an Enigma Machine

It’s not often that one has the opportunity to get hands-on with a genuine historical artefact but that is exactly what happened during the Bletchley Park Outreach Day for the Academic Award Holders in Remove, Lower and Upper Fourth.

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'Kiss Me, Kate' at the Coliseum

A group of girls, parents and staff were lucky enough to enjoy a spectacular trip to The Coliseum to see the stunning new production of Cole Porter’s 'Kiss Me, Kate' by Opera North.

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