A school must always be in a transition state, never completely organised or fully equipped and therefore never perfect, but always growing and finding fresh incentives to progress.
– Olive Willis, Founder
The culture of giving back and philanthropy are valued tenets of the Downe House community. Through the extraordinary generosity of our donors, the Downe House Foundation has and continues to play a vital role in supporting the School and creating life-changing educational opportunities. Donations to the Foundation help to support the development of outstanding facilities for our community, an enhanced capacity to award Bursary places and to fulfil the School’s vision for the future.
Unlike many educational institutions, Downe House does not benefit from an endowment and we are therefore reliant on the ongoing generosity of our vibrant and unique community of parents, alumnae, governors and friends. We are deeply grateful to all those who donate and continue this tradition.