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Academic Life

At Dauntsey’s we are proud of our academic reputation and long tradition of exam success.  Throughout the school, the curriculum is broad and balanced, offering the opportunity to study an extensive range of subjects.  The timetable offers a great deal of flexibility; there are no set options columns at I/GCSE and A level, allowing pupils freedom of choice to accommodate their different interests and aptitudes. 

Our focus on adventure extends into the classroom, where teachers and pupils are encouraged to question and explore intellectually, approach topics from unexpected angles, unpick and rebuild ideas and attitudes. We promote independent learning, enabling pupils to fulfil their potential and develop the skills they will need in later life. 

A photography studio with lights and reflectors, a student photographs a model

Alongside the academic curriculum, we have developed our own complementary curriculum which covers important aspects of life beyond study, including current affairs, mindfulness, critical thinking and money management.  Complementary curriculum lessons are timetabled; they are not an optional extra. 

We aim to encourage all our pupils to become flexible and intellectually curious thinkers with an understanding of the world beyond the school gates.


Our talented and committed staff deliver teaching that is modern, challenging and inspiring.  They ensure that a culture of academic ambition is firmly rooted in the school and we expect our pupils to achieve examination results that they can feel truly proud of.

David Noble, Deputy Head (Academic)


Latest News

GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to all of our Fifth Form pupils on a fantastic set of GCSE results!

A Level Results 2022
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Our 139 Upper Sixth Formers have achieved excellent A Level results with over half the grades awarded at A* - A and impressive grades throughout the year group. 

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Nicole’s heading to the House of Lords

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Former Nicole who has landed a fantastic internship opportunity with Lord Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue and recent Mercers’ Lecture speaker.

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Pi Day comes to Dauntsey’s

14 March can only mean one thing, International Pi Day and therefore the start of our Annual Pi Week Competition, organised by the Maths department. 

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Lower School Academic

First to Third Form (Years 7 - 9)

Middle School Academic

Fourth and Fifth Form (Years 10 and 11)

Sixth Form Academic

Lower and Upper Sixth (Years 12 and 13)