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Castle Court Preparatory School

Knoll House, Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, England BH21 3RF

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 13 Years Day

I hope that everyone who walks through the door of the main house at Castle Court immediately has a sense of family and community.

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Word From The Head

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Katie Johnson

I hope that everyone who walks through the door of the main house at Castle Court immediately has a sense of family and community.

Whether it is in the classrooms where the pupils are able to engage in both project and inquiry-based learning, our rich arts programme, our extensive natural outdoor spaces or our small classes, our focus is on knowing, supporting and inspiring each child.

Nurturing intellectually curious students with a deep capacity for critical thinking and creative problem solving requires a strong relationship between all areas of life at Castle Court and each child; this is what lies at the heart of the Castle Court experience. Our pastoral and tutor team are committed to caring and honouring your child’s unique gifts and talents, each and every day.

Confident in their abilities and with a strong sense of self, Castellans are given opportunities to develop connections with the broader world around them. They are given the tools to move successfully onto their senior schools and beyond, and to be positive and proactive world citizens.

Forward thinking academic approaches, abundant creative and performing arts options on top of a varied sports programme provide your children with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, compassion and resilience through the 7Cs, which are the key skills that are developed in every Castellan : collaboration, courage, creativity, compassion, commitment, curiosity and courteousness.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our website. I also encourage you to visit us in person. You will hear the joy and laughter that fills the campus and discover that the individual academic and social attention your child will receive is one of the things that makes Castle Court so special.

What We Offer

  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • Trinity Guildhall Speech and Drama Exams
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Eco Club
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Gaming
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Language Club
  • Lego
  • Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Real Tennis
  • Robotics
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Sewing & Knitting
  • Skiing
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Breakfast Club
  • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
  • Dairy Intolerance
  • Gifted Children
  • Halal
  • Nut Allergies
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wrap Around Care


  • Report from previous school
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • Sport
  • Assisted Places
  • Christian
  • Inter-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range2 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£8790 to £15825
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

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    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 30
    Part-time: 29

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University