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Romanovs, Revolution and Stalinís Soviet Union

The Senior Medley Lecture series is renowned for its sheer variety of speakers and we were privileged to host an audience with bestselling author and historian, Simon Sebag Montefiore.

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A global experience for girls

Travel is the spice of life and Fifth Form girls at Downe House are offered the truly unique opportunity of taking part in the Global Exchange programme and going to school in another country as well as spending time living with a local family.

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Holcombe win House Drama Cup

This weekendís House Drama Competition saw five stunning productions on the theme of 'coming of age novelsí.

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Downe House win European Day of Languages Quiz

As part of the celebrations to mark the European Day of Languages, Downe House was part of a network of thousands of schools all across Europe which held events designed to promote the rich linguistic diversity of the world we live in.

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Winning the First Round of English Schools Cup Cross-Country Cup

Cross-country is a popular sport at Downe House and never more than when running around the 110-acre estate through the woodlands and around the School buildings.

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Over £49,000 raised for charity

Making a difference and helping those less fortunate are key tenets of the pastoral ethos at Downe House School and every girl is encouraged to involve themselves in charity work, whether it be taking part in a fun run, organising a cake sale or raising funds for one of our international charities linked to each boarding house which all aim to help underprivileged children around the world.

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First ever badminton fixture

The Downe House Sports Department is always open to developing new sporting opportunities and last year, a fledgling Badminton Club got off the ground and has steadily grown into a well-attended club with regular training sessions.

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Under the Sea and Ahoy me hearties!!

The Downe House Music Departmentís mission is to inspire and nurture musical talent, not only within the School but also extending opportunities to Prep School musicians from across the UK.

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Downe House play football with OSCAR Foundation team from India

East met west on the playing fields of Downe House when the OSCAR Foundation U17 girls team from the Mumbai slums and rural parts of Jharkhand played football against Downe House on Sunday morning and the OSCAR Foundation were victorious beating the Downe House team 5-0.

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Inspiring designers

Drawing inspiration from others is a great source of creativity for any designer and the Lower Fifth pupils, who are studying for their GCSE Design and Technology, visited London to go to the Design Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington.

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Bang Goes the Borders

A group of two Downe House science teachers and three of our Lower Sixth Form Science Ambassadors ventured north to Edinburgh for the annual 'Bang Goes the Borders' science festival.

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Going bald for the Little Princess Trust

During the summer holidays, Lower Fifth Girl, Danna shaved her hair off to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, a UK charity which provides real hair wigs to young people who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer.

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