At Dauntsey's each pupil joins a boarding or day house and is supported by his or her Housemaster or Housemistress and a team of tutors. Their aim is to ensure each pupil fulfils their potential and makes the most of the many and varied opportunities on offer at Dauntsey's.

There are five boarding houses and seven day houses at Dauntsey's. In the Lower School (pupils aged 11-13 years) houses are co-educational and in the Upper School (for pupils aged 14-18 years) all Houses are single-sex.

All Houses are run along the same pastoral lines, with Housemasters and Housemistresses responsible for the overall welfare of their pupils, and house tutors responsible for the academic and social progress of a small group of pupils within the house.

Boarding is thriving at Dauntsey's, one of the first schools to encourage the closest of partnerships between home and school. Living and learning in a fully co-educational environment, especially from a young age, allows boys and girls to develop friendships based on mutual respect and trust.

House staff recognise the importance of a balance between work and play and boarders are offered academic support, with an emphasis on independent learning, as well as a range of fun weekend activities which encourage friendship and a sense of community.

Each day house has its own individual accommodation on the main School site providing a central point for pupils for registration and house meetings, common rooms for leisure time and studies for prep.