Dauntsey's School

Dauntsey's School

Weekly Boarding Wiltshire

Dauntsey's is a leading co-educational boarding and day school of some 790 pupils aged 11 to 18, set in an estate of a hundred and fifty acres of idyllic countryside on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Year Founded 1542
Religion Non-denominational
Charity Commission

Dauntsey's School has a total of 827 pupils, with 290 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Boarding pupil fees are from £10180, per term.

271 Day Boys
(11- 18)
263 Day Girls
(11- 18)
146 Boarding Boys
(11- 18)
147 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About Dauntsey's School

Our 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. Our pastoral framework is simple – it is one of warmth, care and discipline, where individual needs are addressed. Academic endeavour is at the heart of our School and it is expected that pupils will leave us with strong examination results. In addition, we aim to instil a love of learning and a curiosity that will ensure pupils make the most of the many opportunities on offer outside the classroom. We have a strong spirit of adventure and a passion for a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including music, drama, sport and art. We 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 to be confident without being arrogant, in a tolerant and harmonious atmosphere where they are happy, stimulated and inspired to succeed. For more information please visit our website which we think will give you a real flavour of Dauntsey’s.

Scholarships & Bursaries

At Dauntsey's we are committed to promoting and rewarding excellence in a wide range of areas. Thus we offer a number of  scholarships to young people who can show us how their various talents would enrich our school community. 

Scholarships and awards are available for boarding and day places at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and carry a maximum fee remission of 10%.  Scholarship supplements are available to those who have been awarded a scholarship and provide financial help with the school fees.  

Dauntsey's School operates a 100% Bursary place scheme. The scheme has been approved by Governors to widen access to the excellent education and development opportunities offered by Dauntsey's to children whose parents could never ordinarily contemplate private education on financial grounds. For more information please visit our website.

Admissions Process

Admission to Dauntsey’s is at 11, 13 and 16, and is by examination, school report and interview or, for Sixth Form by I/GCSE grade predictions or equivalent and interview.

The first step in the admissions process is to complete and return the registration form, along with the registration fee. You can download the registration form from our website.


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