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Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England HP9 1AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 685400

Private School (Fee Paying) Boys 4 - 13 Years Day

Davenies School ethos and philosophy enables the boys to make the most of their preparatory years, supported by high quality pastoral care, a broad and stimulating curriculum and numerous extra-curricular opportunities.

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Word From The Head

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From Carl Rycroft, Headmaster

Davenies is a thriving IAPS day school for boys aged 4-13. Our ethos and philosophy enable the boys to make the most of their preparatory years, supported by high quality pastoral care, a broad and stimulating curriculum and numerous extra-curricular opportunities.

Davenies has its own distinct character and from their earliest years children are encouraged to relish the learning experience.

We are committed to an education both in and out of the classroom, thereby enabling the academic, artistic, musical, creative and physical potential of each child to flourish. This school is a warm, caring and happy one, where self-esteem is nurtured and grown; we believe that by fostering a wide range of interests and passions we provide the boys with every opportunity to develop in confidence. Our high quality teachers have an excellent track record of preparing children for life at the country’s leading senior schools and beyond.

Enterprises such as the unique Davenies Award Scheme and the permeation of technology in our teaching and learning ensure we offer a truly independent educational experience.

At Davenies, our outstanding facilities support us in providing a positive learning experience with our own language of learning that nurtures each boy’s understanding of how he learns. Davenies’ boys are polite and friendly with their own individual characters, personalities, passions and interests.

We also believe in being judged on our actions rather than just our words and as our website can only give you a flavour of life at Davenies, I would encourage you to come and visit us, meet the boys and staff and see us close up – you will be warmly welcomed.

What We Offer

    • Classics
    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Electronics
    • ICT
    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial Arts
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Volleyball
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Training
    • Beavers
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • First Aid/Life Savers
    • Language Club
    • Public Speaking
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shooting
    • Skiing
    • Young Enterprise
    • Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Before School Club
    • Gifted Children
    • Rail Services
    • Special Diets


    • Assessment
    • Interview
    • Early registration or registration at birth
    • Academic
    • All-rounder
    • Art
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Sport
    • Inter-denominational
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range4 to 13
      Annual Day Fees *£12825 to £19350
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      0Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 47
      Part-time: 25

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University

      School Reviews

      The Good Schools Guide 2019

      Not only going from strength to strength but quietly moving from cosy local prep to major contender, especially if you want to keep all senior school options open. One for the list.  

      Davenies Parent

      I’m not sure how they manage it, but from day 1 at Davenies, both my boys have been happy to go to school. Mind you, with such an exciting curriculum and so much on offer, with the wide range of school clubs and activities, what’s not to like?! The teachers really do know the children and how to...  

      Independent Schools Inspectorate, October 2019

      Pupils show an excellent ability to work both independently and collaboratively… they readily take leadership in their learning, and this is promoted by the tasks and teaching methods used, so that they are engaged and eager to learn and apply their skills and knowledge.  

      Davenies Parent

      I have realised the benefit of the approach the school has for teaching boys - they often move outside during lessons for example, or use different materials around the room, which suits boys methods of learning. The opportunity to play sport everyday is vital to my boys, helping them concentrate...  

      Davenies Parent

      Year 7&8 is structured well with streaming and small class sizes, so academically it is challenging and the school has good contacts with senior schools. Year 8’s have leadership roles which helps them grow, amongst other things, they take on a lot of responsibility for the younger boys - this...  

      Davenies Parent

      My boys gain so much from the extra curricular activities - Drama is especially strong here and the boys are on the stage a lot. This, alongside the music and sport, has helped to build up their confidence immensely. These extra activities are so important for them as they transfer confidence to...