I joined Downe House School on July 1st, 2022. The school has a rich, successful history of excellence in education but is certainly not resting there. Downe House has maintained a property in France for over 30 years but this year Downe House Riyadh and Downe House Muscat. Both schools will reflect the diverse student and teacher demographic of our ‘home school’ and provide the holistic well round education all Downe House pupils enjoy. Two years ago we also pioneered an online academy, before the pandemic really took hold. This excellent work was in part due to Downe House being a Microsoft showcase school for the past 5 years. Downe House is a traditional school with a forward-facing DNA, ready to embrace an ever-changing world.