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Dauntsey's

West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, England SN10 4HE

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

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.

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Word From The Head

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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

Open Days, Visits & Events

11-05-2024 - Open Morning

Join our Open Morning in May for a chance to tour the school and meet with staff
11+ and 13+ Entry - Memorial Hall

10:00 - Coffee served
10:20 - Welcome address from the Head Master, Mark Lascelles
10:50 - Tours of the school hosted by our current Third Form pupils
12:00 - Lunch and an opportunity to meet staff
Sixth Form Entry - The Pavilion

9:30 - Coffee served
9:50 - Welcome from the Head Master, Mark Lascelles,
10:00 - Presentations from the Head of Sixth Form and Deputy Head (Academic), Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Head of Careers, followed by Question and Answer session with current Sixth Form pupils
10:50 - Tours led by the current Sixth Form pupils
12:00 - Lunch and an opportunity to meet staff

Registration will be open shortly

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • 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
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Assessment
  • Audition
  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Bursary exam
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Dance or Ballet
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Organ
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Science
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Non-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£22800 to £22800
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£37740 to £43590
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    260Day260
    170Full Boarding175
    0Weekly Boarding0
    430Total435
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 74
    Part-time: 23

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University