Downe House School - An independent boarding school in Berkshire for girls aged 11-18, Downe House is a traditional school with a sharp focus on the future.
Downe House School is a selective independent girls' day and boarding school in Cold Ash, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, for girls aged 11–18.  The Good Schools Guide described Downe House as an "Archetypal traditional girls' full boarding school turning out delightful, principled, courteous and able girls who go on to make a significant contribution to the world".
Mrs Genevieve Ford became Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Downe House after working as Housemistress of AGS and then Head of Upper School. Genevieve is responsible for the residential welfare, pastoral care and wellbeing of each student, working closely with Housestaff.
A Downe House day begins at breakfast and ends after the last of your daughter’s evening activities finishes. The ‘Full boarding fees’ cover the cost of tuition, pastoral care, accommodation, all meals and break times during the full School day, laundry, personal accident insurance, the majority of educational materials and some stationery for each subject, and academic and enrichment ...
Sport at Downe House. Sport plays a major part in life at Downe House. Physical Education lessons as part of the curriculum provide an introduction to a wide range of activities, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and a life-long involvement in physical activity.
The house is thought to have been built around 1780, and at one time was owned by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Mick Jagger bought the house in the early 1990s where he lived with his longtime partner, model Jerry Hall. After the two separated, Jerry Hall remained in Downe House while Jagger moved into a flat next door.
From 1924, another girls' school was run in the house by a Miss Rain, but this was unsuccessful and closed in 1927. Following an appeal at that year's Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by its president Sir Arthur Keith , the surgeon Sir George Buckston Browne (1850–1945) bought Down from the Darwin heirs for £4,250 in 1927 (equivalent to £269,887 in ...