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Dauntsey's School

Dauntsey’s is a popular co-educational day and boarding school, offering an excellent all-round education to around 800 students age 11-18, of whom about 300 are boarders. Although exam results are very good (the school is among the top 50 co-ed boarding schools based on their A level results), this is definitely not an academic hothouse and other qualities, such as resilience, community spirit and a willingness to participate and challenge yourself are highly prized and encouraged.

As well as a broad curriculum, Dauntsey’s offers a very wide range of sporting and cultural opportunities, with a particular emphasis on adventure and outdoor activities. The school has its own tall ship which has been used by 6th formers for transatlantic crossings!

Unusually for a boarding school, there is a separate house for Years 7-9, The Manor, giving new year 9 pupils the opportunity to settle into boarding before moving up to the senior houses in the main school which is 5 minutes’ walk away. The Manor has its own tennis courts, golf course and biking tracks allowing plenty of opportunity for children to play outside without pressure from older students.

How can I apply to Dauntsey's?

The main entry points are at 11+, 13+ and 6th Form, although occasional places may be available for Year 10 entry at 14+. Offers are made based on entrance exams in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning, school reports and references and, very importantly, an interview.

Please contact us to discuss your child's suitability for this school