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Boys in Hemens House standing around the table football

Upper School Day

Boys, Fourth Form-Upper Sixth

Hemens is a boys Day House for approximately 80 boys from 14 -18 years of age. The House came into being in the late 1960s and is named after Arthur Hemens who was Chairman of the Governors from 1965 to 1982.

Hemens is located next to the Lower School Centre and provides the boys with a base during the school day. The House has common rooms and work areas for all pupils, as well as a small kitchen where the boys can make snacks, toast and drinks.

The aim in the House is to encourage the boys to enjoy their school life, and to flourish and develop as responsible and confident young men. Hemens boys are asked to consider others in the House and beyond, to respect them for their strengths and to help them in their weaknesses. The boys are contributors and people who relish every challenge thrown at them, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, on stage or in debates. Dauntsey’s provides a huge range of activities and the boys in the House are encouraged to take advantage of this offering.

Everyone in the community should feel that they have something to offer and should not be afraid to give their all in whatever they do. Hemens is home to county sportsmen, academic scholars, grade eight musicians and fine actors, and all boys strive for excellence in their own field.

Housemaster – David Bell

David Bell teaches Geography at Dauntsey’s and coaches the U15 rugby and cricket teams.  Prior to joining Dauntsey’s in 2019, David taught at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury for seven years, before heading overseas.  He spent the last five years working in international schools in Portugal and the Seychelles.

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.