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Upper School Boarding

Boys, Fourth Form-Upper Sixth

Fitz prides itself on the friendly atmosphere which pervades and the emphasis on encouragement and support for all. Fitzmaurice is a house with a culture of doing. The House badge is taken from the Lansdowne family coat of arms which also provides the House motto, Virtute non Verbis; roughly translated as ‘Actions not Words’. Much emphasis is placed on the House motto and the boys are expected to play their part in making the House a happy, thriving place for everyone by considering their actions, doing their best and positively involving themself in all that the House does.

Since 1895, Fitzmaurice House has been one of the two boys’ Upper School boarding houses at Dauntsey's. The House is named after Edmund Fitzmaurice, Lord Lansdowne, whose family seat is at Bowood House, near Chippenham. He was a leading politician at the turn of the 20th century, and, as well as representing Calne in the House of Commons, was a member of the David Lloyd George’s cabinet during the First World War. He was a member of the school’s Governing Body from 1893 and was heavily involved in the re-establishment of the School on its present site at the end of the 19th century.

Today, the House accommodates 59 boys across 44 rooms, with each member of the Sixth Form having his own room. The House is fortunate to have a common room that is big enough to accommodate all the boys in comfort. It is also the perfect space to host full house events, including the annual house party, the Christmas talent show, and the many joint events organised with the other boarding houses.


Housemaster – Duncan Fulling

Mr Fulling arrived at Dauntsey’s in 2013 and joined Fitzmaurice House from The Manor in 2021 where he was Assistant Housemaster. Mr Fulling becomes Housemaster of Fitzmaurice in September 2022. Mr Fulling is a teacher of Physical Education and Spanish. Prior to joining Dauntsey’s, Mr Fulling was Head of Rugby at St John’s School in Concepción, Chile. Outside of the school Mr Fulling enjoys keeping fit and healthy, playing recreational sport, baking and walking his three Miniature Dachshunds Milo, Rocco and Ludo. He is married to Miss Bradley who is Deputy Director of Sport at Dauntsey’s and a tutor in Jeanne House.

Sixth Form

Moving up into Sixth Form is a key milestone in any pupil’s educational journey. 

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at Dauntsey’s is about striking a balance between care and personal development. 

Our Food

Our primary focus is ensuring that there is an abundance of choice for all pupils, catering for different likes and dislikes, dietary requirements and appetite sizes.