Clubs and Societies

Dauntsey's prides itself on the huge range of clubs, societies and activities that exist to provide enrichment and breadth to the academic curriculum. The most successful Dauntseians are those who work hard, play hard and are willing to give it a go.

All clubs are run by enthusiastic members of staff and many of these clubs have been started at the direct request of pupils. For example, the girls’ cricket club is a fairly recent addition to the School's clubs programme. The girls are very enthusiastic and train twice a week in the summer term, play fixtures and on occasion join in mixed training nets sessions. Two long breaks are scheduled during the day giving pupils plenty of time for their chosen activities. 

Academic and Extra-Curricular

The numerous and wide ranging extra-curricular clubs and activities are designed to stimulate the interests of pupils in their free time. Options include, among others: Chess Club, First Aid, Handicraft, Beekeeping, Dance and Drama. There are Language Clubs for linguists, creative sessions for artists, Cookery Club for foodies, and the History and Geography departments organise lectures from distinguished visiting speakers.

Sports and Adventure

The curriculum provides pupils with access to most traditional sporting activities and the many sports clubs provide extra coaching in these areas.  There are also many sports clubs which cater for more unusual choices: Archery, Fencing, Equestrian and even Climate Frisbee to name but a few.  Further adventure can be found on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, the Devizes to Westminster canoe race, the Brecon Beacons Challenge and the expedition and Mountaineering Society, which has taken pupils to places such as Sweden, Kenya, Corsica 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 which come in a range of sizes from Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choirs to Rock bands and Brass Ensembles. Tuition on a wide range of orchestral instruments is available and the majority of pupils learn to play at least one instrument. With so many different musical groups rehearsing regularly, and several concerts per term, there is rarely a a quiet moment in the Music School

Work and extra-curricular activities are integral parts of everyday life at Dauntsey's. House staff and tutors encourage and support pupils to ensure that they keep on top of their academic work but also make the most of the many opportunities on offer. ”

HouseMistress, Annie Evans

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Upper School Debating Society

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Amnesty International Society is an exciting new club with a broad focus to resonate with everyone. Meeting weekly, the group discusses important topics such as Human Rights, events in Syria and minority groups' issues, as well as topics closer to home. The aim is to open our eyes to events happening around the world.