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Dauntsey's School, Wiltshire



School Details
School Crest
West Lavington,
Devizes,
Wiltshire,
United Kingdom,
SN10 4HE

Tel: +44 1380 814500
Fax: +44 1380 814501

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Founded:1542

Head Master:
Mr Mark Lascelles

Registrar:
Mrs J H Sagers


Accreditations and affiliations:
HMC
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
11 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£16,800
to
£16,800
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£28,140
to
£32,550
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
271
Day
216
147
Full board
154
0
Weekly
0
418
Total
370
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
74
23
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Interview, Scholarship exam, GCSE results, Entry test or exam, Common Entrance, Bursary exam
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Organ, Academic, All-rounder, Art, Sport, Siblings, Senior school entry, Other scholarships, Music, Junior school entry, Boarding, 6th Form, Drama, Science, Means tested bursaries

What we offer


  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Critical thinking
  • Classics
  • Business studies
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Latin
  • Sign language
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Ancient Greek
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Fitness training
  • Squash
  • Orienteering
  • Scuba diving
  • Adventure training
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Ballet
  • Young Enterprise
  • Yoga
  • Fishing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Cycling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Chess
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoDauntsey’s is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds set in an estate of one hundred and fifty acres of idyllic countryside on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain. Some 770 pupils attend the School and usually join at 11+, 13+ or 16+.

An academically strong school with huge opportunities in music, drama, art, sport and adventure activities, including ocean sailing.

Academic endeavour is at the heart of the School and it is expected that pupils will leave with strong examination results and a love of learning. Curiosity and a spirit of adventure are also encouraged to ensure that all pupils make the most of the many opportunities on offer. Drama, music, art and sport all flourish and the rural surroundings provide an ideal setting for many outdoor activities.

The School community is lively, creative and caring; it is a happy place with a strong family atmosphere, where friendship matters and where the courteous informality between staff and pupils is highly valued.

“I believe if we get the environment of the School right, where courtesy, consideration for others and kindness are valued above all else, then every single one of our pupils will grow up in a tolerant and harmonious atmosphere where they are happy, stimulated and inspired to succeed.” (Head Master, Mark Lascelles)

All information about Dauntsey’s can be found on the School’s regularly updated and informative website
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