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Pupils sitting and relaxing on benches at the front of the school
First Form lighting a Bunsen burner for the first time
Playing French Horn in the Autumn Concert
Pupils on the Jolie Brise
Lower school rugby training

A fulfilling, adventurous and inspiring education

Academic success is at the heart of a Dauntsey's education, but the ethos is about much more than exam grades.  It’s about developing the skills and characteristics, such as resilience, flexibility and a willingness to have a go.

We aim to be a school where everyone can be themselves, where friendship and kindness really matter and where pupils make the most of their talents and abilities.

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John Davies appointed new Head

Dauntsey’s is delighted to announce that John Davies will be joining the school in September 2024 and taking up the position as the new Head of Dauntsey’s.

John is currently the Senior Deputy Head and Vice Principal of Kingswood School, Bath, where he is responsible for the day-to-day life of the Senior School, supported by a team of Deputy and Assistant Heads.

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Joining Dauntsey’s

Entry to Dauntsey's is normally at age 11, 13, or 16, although pupils may be accepted into other year groups if space is available. Please contact the Admissions Team to discuss this further. 



Sixth Form

Meet the
Dauntsey’s Family

Friendship is at the heart of the special atmosphere at Dauntsey’s – friendship between pupils, between staff, and between pupils and staff. Relationships are relaxed and informal but also based on mutual respect.

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Stephen - Charlie Newman's boat

This year, Charlie Newman (OD 2014) along with two friends, is aiming to raise £200,000 by rowing the Atlantic in the ‘World’s Toughest Row’- Atlantic edition.  

Head Girl

Anna is in her final year at Dauntsey’s and is our Head Girl

Zoe Ross - Head of Sixth Form - standing outside under a tree

Zoe is Head of Sixth Form at Dauntsey's, she also teaches French, Complimentary Curriculum and tutors for EPQ and is passionate about languages.

Meet Reverend Jez

Reverend Jez is Chaplain at Dauntsey’s, tutor in Fitzmaurice House and teacher RPE

Film Library

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

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A Day in the Life of the Lower School
Life in the Sixth Form
Dauntsey's Virtual Tour
Life at the Manor

Dauntsey’s News


Jolie Brise

Our world famous, gaff-rigged pilot cutter

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.

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