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Dauntsey's School

West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom SN10 4HE

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees£19650 to £19650
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£37575 to £37575

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
271Day216
147Full Board154
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418Total370

Number of Staff

Full-time: 74
Part-time: 23

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mr Mark Lascelles


Dauntsey’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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What we offer

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical thinking
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Ancient Greek
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Sign language
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
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Method of Entry

  • Bursary exam
  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Scholarship exam
  • Assessment
  • Audition

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Senior school entry
  • Organ
  • Boarding
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • 6th Form
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Ballet or dance
  • Means tested bursaries

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • HMC

Religious Affliations:

  • Non-denominational


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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