Clubs & Societies
Dauntsey's prides itself on the huge range of Clubs and Societies that exist to provide enrichment and breadth to the academic curriculum. All clubs are run by enthusiastic members of staff and many of these clubs have been started at the direct request of pupils. The most successful Dauntseians are those who work hard and play hard.
Extra-Curricular and Academic Clubs
The numerous and wide-ranging extra-curricular clubs and societies at Dauntsey’s are designed to stimulate the interests of pupils in their free time. The options include: Debating, Chess Club, Wildlife, Art, Handicraft, Dance, and Movie-making. There is extra Greek for classicists, Mandarin Club for linguists, The Big Green thing for environmentalists and the History and Geography Societies organise lectures from distinguished visiting speakers.
The curriculum provides pupils with access to most traditional sporting activities and the many Sports Clubs provide extra coaching in most of these areas including: Athletics, Swimming, Squash, Cricket, Netball, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey and Rugby. There are also many Sports Clubs which cater for more unusual choices: Archery, Trampolining, Street Dance, Cheerleading, Fencing, Lacrosse, Equestrian and Judo Clubs, to name but a few. Further adventure can be found on Duke of Edingburgh expeditions, the Devizes to Westminster canoe race, the Brecons Challenge and the Expedition and Mountaineering Society, which has taken pupils to far-flung places such as Morocco, Kenya and Bhutan.
Dauntsey’s places great value and importance upon a good musical education and is justly proud of a distinguished reputation for musical activities and achievements. Tuition on a wide range of orchestral instruments is available and the majority of pupils learn to play at least one instrument. Musical activities come in a range of sizes, the largest of which include the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Wind Band. With 24 different musical ensembles or clubs rehearsing regularly, there is rarely a quiet moment in the Music School.