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Downe House
Downe House
Downe House
Downe House
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Downe House Thatcham, Berkshire Visit
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Downe House
Thatcham
578 pupils, ages 11-18
Girls only
Day and Boarding

Downe House

A top choice for families looking for the proper full-boarding experience from the get-go, Downe House combines tradition with a refreshing balance of work and play. Girls get punchy results and are encouraged to develop character and charm, before heading off to top universities with invaluable grounding and a solid group of friends for life. A two-mile drive off the M4 and a stone’s throw from Newbury, the low-slung whitewashed buildings and tangy orange roof tiles resemble a Spanish haci...
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Girls in green jumpers in class with blue curtains
Girls in green blazers playing the flute
Girls in green blazers in class with their hands up
Two girls in green jumpers standing by a white robot
Two girls in uniform walking through woods
Three girls in white tops and sparkly trousers singing
Girls playing hockey white shirts and green socks
Girls by small white fence playing with puppies

School Updates

  • See Downe House in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Downe House in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.
  • Downe House partnership with SpringBoard to transform futures.

    Downe House has a long and proud history of providing an outstanding education for young people. We are delighted to have partnered with Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation (RNCSF) which will enable us to widen our reach to others who would not usually be able to access a Downe House education.
    Downe House partnership with SpringBoard to transform futures.
  • Downe House - Raising Respect Conference

    Raising Respect conference, hosted by Downe House, saw over 100 delegates from Schools across the country gather to discuss and explore the important pastoral care and safeguarding issues faced by schools and educators.
    Downe House - Raising Respect Conference
  • Downe House First School to introduce Virtual Reality and AI-Assisted technologies into its Sixth Form Interview Preparation Programme

    Complementing traditional in-person preparations with the most advanced technologies and empowering students to charge of their own learning.
    Downe House First School to introduce Virtual Reality and AI-Assisted technologies into its Sixth Form Interview Preparation Programme
  • WATCH: Welcome from the Headmistress

    WATCH:  Welcome from the Headmistress
  • WATCH: Sport

    WATCH: Sport
  • WATCH: Creative Arts

    WATCH: Creative Arts
  • WATCH: Music

    WATCH: Music
  • WATCH: Drama and Dance

    WATCH: Drama and Dance
  • WATCH: The Downe House DNA

    WATCH: The Downe House DNA
  • WATCH: Sport at Downe House

    WATCH: Sport at Downe House
  • WATCH: Downe House Family-Friendly Boarding

    WATCH: Downe House Family-Friendly Boarding
  • WATCH: Downe House Global Academy

    WATCH: Downe House Global Academy
  • WATCH: Sixth Form interview training programme

    WATCH: Sixth Form interview training programme
  • Downe House Pupil Editors: how pupils are driving positive environmental change

    Downe House Pupil Editors: how pupils are driving positive environmental change
  • View from the Top: Emma McKendrick on the values of a single-sex boarding education

    View from the Top: Emma McKendrick on the values of a single-sex boarding education
  • A pupil's-eye view of Downe House

    A pupil's-eye view of Downe House
  • Hear a parent and pupil talk about their experience of Downe House

    Hear a parent and pupil talk about their experience of Downe House
  • Talk Education's senior boarding focus - Downe House

    Talk Education's senior boarding focus - Downe House
  • 11+ or 13+: which one is right for my daughter?

    11+ or 13+: which one is right for my daughter?

Essentials

Address
Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9JJ

Contact
registrar@downehouse.net
01635 200286

Website
downehouse.net

ISI Report

Fees

Term Dates


Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Open Morning
12 November 2022


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