Backgirls boarding school

Downe House

School Name: Downe House
Location: Cold Ash, Berkshire, RG18 9JJ, United Kingdom
Founded Year: 1907
Religion: Christian
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 11-18
Year Group: Year 6 - Year 13
No. of Students: 582
No. of Boarders: 553
School Facilities:
Entry Requirement:
Sixth Form Entry Requirement:
Extracurricular Activities:

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9JJ, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1635 200286

The School

  • Downe House educates girls between the ages of eleven and eighteen.
  • All 12-year olds spend a term in France; regular exchanges (aged 14-16 to France).
  • School has ratio of 1:3 computers to girls.
  • A school with strong educational traditions, a firm Christian foundation and a reputation for excellence that goes back over 100 years.
  • Outstanding examination results and the ability of our girls to secure places at the country’s leading universities.


  • Please contact the Admission Offi ce directly by email, by post or visit the School website for latest information.

Boarding Houses

  • In each of our boarding houses, opportunities exist for girls to build strong friendships.
  • The School expects we expect relationships between staff and students to be positive and mutually respectful.

GCSE Subjects

  • Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Chinese, Computing/IT, Dance, Design & Technology (CDT), Drama/Theatre Studies, English as a Foreign Language, Economics, English as a Second Language, English Language, English Literature, Food Technology & General Cookery, French, Further Mathematics, German, Government & Politics, Greek, History, History of Art, Home Economics/Food & Nutrition, Italian, Japanese, Geography, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, Sports Science, Textiles and Fashion

GCE AL Subject Choice

  • Most sixth formers take 4 subjects at AS-level, 3 at A-level.
  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music,
  • Philosophy & Theology, Physics, Russian, Spanish

2012/13 Boarding Fees# (GBP£) Per Term (3 Terms Per Year)


Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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