Head Master's Welcome

I hope our website gives you a sense of what it’s like to be at Dauntsey’s and whether your son or daughter would be happy here.

Mercers' Lectures

We have assembled a fascinating array of speakers for our 2018/2019 lecture series, covering topics ranging from adventure, history, space flight, journalism and sport.

Our Community

Parents and pupils often remark on the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Dauntsey’s; but what is the secret of Dauntsey's positive and distinctive spirit?

The Spirit of Dauntsey's

We hope that our website portrays the warmth,
energy and spirit of our community. It should give you a flavour of Dauntsey's and a sense of the pride we have in the achievements of our pupils.

Parents' Area

Essential School information for parents can be found here.

Visit Us

Please do come and see Dauntsey's for yourself; we will be delighted to welcome you.

Latest News

Last week our AEGON Team Tennis players competed in the Regional Finals having won their respective County divisions in the summer term. With over 100 schools entering this competition, it is an excellent achievement.

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Last weekend, sixteen Lower Sixth pupils took part in the annual Brecons Challenge, an adventure race for teams of two in which the pupils run over three mountains, cycle through the forests and kayak along the canal, ending in Brecon.

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Rockfest was met with a welcoming reaction once again this year. The concert was split into two performances as so many pupils signed up to perform in the event, all limited to a four minute set.

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A cast of 150 Dauntsey’s pupils, supported by a large backstage crew and full orchestra has delighted sell-out audiences with an inspiring and dramatic production of Les Misérables, the hugely successful stage adaptation of the novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.

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Based on the critically acclaimed book by Malorie Blackman, Noughts and Crosses was first brought to life by Dominic Cooke and the RSC in 2007. Unable to put race at the core of our production, we focused on the deep divisions that are ever-present in today’s society.

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The Dauntsey’s Sports Outreach Programme involves members of the Dauntsey’s sports staff travelling to primary schools in the community, providing regular, hourly timetabled sports coaching sessions to over 300 children. This term’s hockey coaching culminated in the Primary Schools' Mini-Hockey Festival on Saturday 18 November.

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On November 2, a small group of Dauntsey's pupils travelled to The Hague for a Model United Nations conference. The pupils represented either Mali or Turkey in various committees such as: human rights, disarmament and G20 all aimed at combating a wide range of issues. It was a great opportunity for us to debate international politics, and improve our public speaking skills.

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Sam Moore, Head of Adventure Education

Adventure is an important strand of an education at Dauntsey’s - trying new activities, pushing your boundaries and working together to meet every challenge. The effect can be transformative.

Film Library

We hope you enjoy our collection of short films which are intended to demonstrate the energy and spirit of Dauntsey's ...

The Jolie Brise

Jolie Brise, arguably one of the most famous tall ships in the world, has been sailed and maintained by pupils from Dauntsey's School for 38 years

Our world famous, gaff-rigged pilot cutter