Daily Routines

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 extracurricular 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, while Saturday night socials and Sunday outings are often highlights of the week.

Daily Timetable

  Monday - Friday
07.45 Boarders Breakfast
08.25 House Registration
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




First Manor Bus departs
16.20 - 17.20


Prep or clubs
17.30 Transport departs (for day pupils)


  Second Manor Bus for Lower School boarders


18.00 Boarders' prep
19.00 Supper
19.45 Boarders' prep
08.25 House registration
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




Art, DT, Swimming Pool, Library open for prep and activities


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

20.00Evening Registration

School Uniform

School uniform is worn by all pupils from the First to the Fifth Form. Sixth form pupils 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 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and up to 1.30pm 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.

School Bus Routes

school transport for day pupils

Each school day, 13 buses bring Dauntsey's pupils from across the county (and beyond) to school. Details of routes can be seen here


Over 1,700 meals are served each day in the dining Hall and there is a wide choice of food at every meal time, breakfasts are varied daily and hot and cold drinks are available thoughout the day. The smell of freshly-baked cakes wafts through the School each afternoon, making tea a popular and lively afternoon break.