Introduction to Sixth Form
Upper Fifth girls and their parents found out all that is in store in the Downe House Sixth Form at our introductory day on Saturday 23 September and discovered just how exciting the transition promises to be when they reach the top of the School.
Downe House Ball held at the Hurlingham Club
At the biennial Downe House Ball held at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, over 220 parents, staff and girls gathered for a delightful evening of entertainment starting with a beautiful solo performance by Head of Choral, Alexandra O’Kane. Senior Choral, several vocal and instrumental soloists and the folk ensemble, Thingamjigs then performed a number of songs for the guests whilst drinks were served.
New Partner Schools join the Downe House Global Schools’ Network
Three new partner schools from South Africa, Spain and India have joined the Downe House Global Schools’ Network this year and another four potential partner schools are in the pipeline in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
‘Walking Tall’ with Simon Weston CBE
The single aim of every Medley Lecture is to inspire the audience and in telling his life story, Simon Weston CBE was inspirational, thought provoking and full of pragmatic but uplifting advice for everyone in the audience of over 500 girls, parents, alumnae, staff and guests.
Second place in Ardington Crafts Competition
Exciting news for Upper Fifth girl, Ariel whose artwork, ‘Miranda’ has been awarded second place in the competition organised by the Ardington School of Crafts near Oxford.
New Scholars’ Dinner
On Friday evening, Downe House hosted the inaugural ‘Enrolment of Scholars’ Dinner’ in the Main Dining Room.
Sixth Form Fundraises for EDCLUB Movement
Downe House Sixth Formers have raised an amazing £2,350.34 for EDCLUB Movement, a charity that encourages disadvantaged children to learn using broadband. The money was raised through a sponsored walk, mufti days and other fundraising activities and comes hot on the heels of a similar sum donated last year, the proceeds of a Lower Sixth charity evening.
Downe House Alumna honoured with her own crater on Pluto
A vast crater on Pluto has been named after Venetia Phair, née Burney (DH 1931-36) who suggested the planet be named after the Roman God when it was first discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
Welcome to our new School Chaplain
The role of School Chaplain is one of the foundations of School life at Downe House and we are delighted to welcome the Reverend Anthea Platt as our new School Chaplain.
Our new Centre for Learning is taking shape
Much progress has been made on the construction site over the summer months and you can now clearly see that the footprint for our new Centre for Learning has been firmly established.
Anyone for hockey?
Our new Graduate Sports Assistants are hockey specialists, steeped in the game and ready to discover and develop the hockey talent at Downe, hand in hand with the PE team.
Ex-Davis Cup and Wimbledon Star Appointed Head of Tennis
The appointment of Josh Goodall as Head of Tennis at Downe House this September will bring this outstanding former Davis Cup and Wimbledon player to a permanent base, coaching pupils to the highest level and giving insights into what it takes to make it to the top of the game.
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