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

Downe House

A slick, well-run school with a refreshing balance of work and play. Girls get punchy results and are encouraged to develop character and charm. They head off to top universities with invaluable grounding and a solid group of friends for life....
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  • Academic results

  • University destinations

  • Subjects offered

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£9,705
    Year 8£9,705
    Year 9£9,705
    Year 10£9,705
    Year 11£9,705
    Year 12£9,705
    Year 13£9,705
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7£13,050
    Year 8£13,050
    Year 9£13,050
    Year 10£13,050
    Year 11£13,050
    Year 12£13,050
    Year 13£13,050

    Downe House offers fee support of up to 100 per cent, with the potential for further support for additional costs, to families who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Applications are judged against suitability, both academically and with respect to wider school life, as well as need. The application process contains the usual full financial history and home visit and is subject to an annual review.

    For more information please see the school website, which also contains contact details for the Registrar as well as a link to their ‘Parent’s Guide to Bursaries’:

    Bursary contact:
    Registrar Miss Angela Nutt
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  • Downe House livestreams dance and drama lessons for prep and primary schools

    During the lockdown, the Downe House Drama and Dance Department has been livestreaming dance lessons and recording drama lessons for both Infant and Junior pupils at prep schools and local primary schools.


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

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