Downe House

Every Downe House girl is encouraged to explore and discover her strengths through an exceptional range of academic, co-curricular and enrichment opportunities, supported by outstanding pastoral care on our secure 110-acre campus.

“Downe House has lived up to expectations - my daughters are happy, work hard, have had a great experience, are maximising their potential and taking advantage of the opportunities and facilities the School has to offer.” Current parent

Consistently ranked amongst the top UK girls’ boarding schools for examination results, our girls go on to some of the world’s best universities. But it is the personal triumphs and achievements that are most celebrated.

We place equal importance on developing a well-established work ethic and a core set of traditional values, skills and beliefs that enable Downe House girls to flourish in today’s rapidly changing world.

What does it mean to be a Downe House girl? The answer is rooted in our diverse and inclusive School community, and in the Downe House DNA: Collaboration, Resilience, Creativity, Aspiration, Compassion, Communication and Outward Looking. No matter what the girls go on to do beyond Downe, and the sheer variety of the career paths and achievements of our alumnae is testimony to our ethos, they all take with them the enduring imprint of the Downe House DNA. 

Whoever you are… Whoever you want to be… Be a Downe House girl.

Enquire about: Downe House
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HeadMrs Emma McKendrick
School TypeSenior school for girls
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational
Snr Boarding Fees£13,050.00 per term
Sixth Form£13,050.00 per term
Forces DiscountNO Means Tested Bursary
Total Students585
Youngest Boarder11
Senior Boarders561
Int'l Students56
Closest Airport 1Heathrow (73km)
Closest Airport 2Gatwick (132km)
School AddressDowne House School
Hermitage Road
Cold Ash
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18 9JJ
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