A new DH Drama tradition
New traditions are as good as old ones and the DH Drama Department came up with the idea of holding a Musical Theatre Competition to showcase the talent amongst Downe House girls and to honour the memory of Mrs Lynette Gridley who was a much-loved member of the Downe House community.
Italy Day for Remove
Remove celebrated all things Italian on Italy Day kicking off with Keynote Speaker, Mr Jonny Massey who is Headmaster of the New School in Rome introducing girls to aspects of Italian life and culture.
Thinking outside the box
Pupils with particular ability and potential are recognised at Downe House through the Scholarship programme in drama, art, music, sport and academic ability.
Time for a Summer Fete
York House hosted a Summer Fete in aid of their nominated House charity, Action4Archie. The sun was shining, the Pimms was flowing and the York girls did a fantastic job on their stalls, from hair braiding to homemade dog treats.
Walking the South West Coast Path for charity
Upper Fourth girl, Airlie, decided to walk a 24-mile stretch of the South West Coastal Path from Padstow to Newquay to raise money in aid of the OSCAR Foundation.
Lower Fourth go camping…
Last weekend, a group of intrepid Lower Fourth girls set off from Downe House to walk through the woods to Thirtover Place, a residential activity centre at the other end of the village.
Roman Catholic Confirmation
Nine Downe House girls joined 15 Radley boys for a Roman Catholic confirmation at Radley College and what a joyous occasion it was, as parents, godparents and the girls’ sponsors lent their support to this landmark step in their faith journey, along with Reverend Platt from Downe House.
All change for the Seniors
It’s that time of year when the outgoing School Officers in the Upper Sixth hand over their gowns and duties to the newly appointed School Officers in the Lower Sixth.
Drama Scholars meet Geraldine James
Welcoming DH Alumnae back to visit is always a pleasure and their visits provide an invaluable source of inspiration and motivation for current girls.
Great performance from the squash teams
Squash at Downe House is going from strength to strength with the U19 and U15 teams taking part in the finals of the National Schools Squash Championships held at the Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club.
DH Alumna elected Oxford Blues Equestrian Captain
News from DH Alumnae is always welcome particularly when it involves their achievements and success beyond Downe House.
Young Musician of the Year 2018
After an epic competition of 270 performances, 180 entries, 20 finalists, 12 adjudicators and seven rounds, Sunday saw the grand finale of the Young Musician of the Year Competition 2018.
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