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Glaciers, geysers and wild gorges

It may have been the start of the Easter holidays but for our Fifth Form Geography students rest and recuperation was not on the agenda at the end of term.

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Spectacular Day of Discovery

Breadth of experience is the key to preparing girls to play a full and positive part in the world beyond Downe and the biennial Day of Discovery brought together the whole community to share their knowledge, opinions, thoughts and skills in an astonishing range of disciplines.

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On the road with the Elective Programme

Downe House’s flagship super-curricular initiative, the Elective Programme has been extended to provide bespoke academic workshops that spark intellectual curiosity in prep school children, aptly named the Elective Experience.

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Excellent advice from DH Alumna

Downe House Alumna, Jemima Atkins kindly returned to School in order to share her experiences and give advice to the Lower Sixth Form girls on preparing their CVs and job applications as part of the ongoing Interview Preparation Programme organised by the Higher Education Department.

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From Frederick II to Frank Kafka

The latest in a series of global enrichment days for Remove, Germany Day provided the girls and their guests from Elstree, Papplewick and Ludgrove a fantastic opportunity to gain a better understanding of Germany’s culture, language, history and literature, past and present.

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From Factory to Dream Factory

Author of seven books including The Great British Dream Factory, journalist and TV presenter, Dr Dominic Sandbrook delivered this term’s Senior Medley Lecture.

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National Schools Lacrosse Championships

The prestigious National Schools Lacrosse Championships hold a special place in the hearts of all lacrosse players and are the highlight of the game's calendar.

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Facing your fears and inspiring others

There is an inspiring story behind the recent Mufti Day in aid of the Psoriasis Association of how one girl faced her fears and inspired everyone at Downe House to act.

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Exchange students have a taste of British boarding

During the Lent Term, we were delighted to welcome six Global Exchange students from our partner schools in Australia, Netherlands and China.

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Downe House wins Barnardo’s Choral Competition for the second year running!

Not just one winning choir but two! To the whole School’s delight, Polyphonix has won the national Barnardo’s Choral Competition held at London’s Royal Festival Hall making it the second year in a row that a Downe House choir has won the prestigious competition.

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Let’s go fly a kite...

The Day of Musical Theatre brought 127 girls from eight prep schools together with a team of Downe House drama and dance teachers for a day of acting, singing and dance workshops culminating in a 'practically perfect in every way’ performance of the musical, ‘Mary Poppins’ in front of a packed audience of parents and staff.

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Global Exchange – Opportunity of a Lifetime

Every year, girls in the Fifth Form are offered the amazing opportunity to take part in the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme, organised by the Higher Education and Global Initiatives Department. Parents and their daughters in the Upper Fourth attended a launch event to find out more about the Programme.

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