Joining the Lower School is an exciting time - there are many opportunities and adventures waiting for you! Have a look at what life is life for our pupils in the Lower School
Whether day or boarding, all Dauntsey's pupils begin their day with registration and a short meeting with their housemaster or housemistress which takes place in their house. On weekdays, there are eight taught periods in the day, whilst on Saturdays there are six.
As a six-day-a-week school with boarding at its heart and co-curricular activities woven into the day, we can strike a balance between academic lessons and developing other interests. Evening events, such as lectures, drama and musical performances, are open to day pupils as well as our boarders.
|Monday to Friday|
|08.35||Assembly or Tutor Period|
|08.55 - 10.50||Periods 1, 2 & 3|
|10.50 - 11.15||Break|
|11.15 - 13.50||Periods 4, 5,6 & 7 (Lunch is taken in either Period 5,6 or 7)|
|13.50 - 14.45||Long break - clubs, prep or free time|
|14.45 - 16.00||Periods 8 and 9|
|16.00||First Manor Bus departs|
|16.20 - 17.20||Prep or clubs|
Transport departs (for day pupils)
Second Manor Bus for Lower School boarders departs
|08.35 - 10.30||
Periods 1, 2 and 3
|10.30 - 10.50||Break|
|10.50 - 12.45||Periods 4, 5, and 6 (Lunch is served from midday until 13.10)|
|13.30||First Manor bus leaves|
Sports matches and internal sports programme (including swimming). Library open for prep.
|16.30||Transport for day pupils leave & Manor bus|
|10.00||Morning service (or there may be an evening service held at 18.00)|
|11.00||House activities/free time|
School uniform is worn by all pupils from the First to the Fifth Form. Sixth Form students are not expected to wear school uniform but their dress and appearance should be in a style that would be appropriate in a formal business environment. School dress is worn until 17.30 from Monday to Friday and up to 13.30 on Saturdays, after which pupils may change into their own clothes. However, if pupils are involved in matches or any other school activity, including general set games, they must remain in uniform until their commitments are fulfilled.
Our school shop is a welcoming and helpful hub of the community which stocks all the required uniform as well as a wide range of sports accessories, toiletries, stationery, greetings cards and gifts.
Each school day, 13 buses bring Dauntsey's pupils from across the county (and beyond) to school. Details of routes can be seen here.
More than 1700 meals are served each day in the Dining Hall with a wide choice of food at every meal time. Breakfasts are varied daily, and hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day.