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Downe House girls celebrate outstanding A Level results!

Downe House is celebrating the success of this years’ Upper Sixth who today have seen the culmination of two years of their hard work with a superb set of A Level and Pre-U examination results.

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Food, Glorious Food!

In our series of features looking at the ‘behind the scenes’ teams who keep the Downe House show on the road, the spotlight shines on Catering, a busy team of 45 comprising chefs and front of house staff, general assistants, team leaders, kitchen porters, stores manager and many more.

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Maintenance to the Rescue

The Maintenance team, affectionately known by the girls as the ‘Green Men’ move around the site quickly, fault-finding, fixing and moving on.

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Experiencing Downe as a Global Exchange student

The only way to get a true sense of another country’s culture and traditions is to experience it first hand, and the Global Exchange Programme offers the opportunity for girls in the Fifth Form to do exactly that.

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Behind the Scenes with Housekeeping

It is like the Forth Road Bridge…clean, vacuum, polish, repeat. Being part of the Housekeeping team at Downe House is a cycle that rarely stops and the volume of work that goes into an operation as complex as a boarding school is enormous.

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Serving our community

Serving the community was one of the key principles laid down by Olive Willis, Founder of Downe House and all girls are encouraged to participate in charitable work to foster an understanding of the importance of service and helping one another.

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Thank you to our Support Staff

Life at Downe House is always busy but the last two weeks of the Summer Term really takes ‘busy’ to a new level for everyone and, behind the scenes, our Estates, Housekeeping and Catering Departments swing into action to implement the plans, some of which have been a year in the making, to make sure that every event runs smoothly.

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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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