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As well as developing physical skills and fitness, participation in sport builds confidence, resilience and mental toughness.

It gives pupils a real sense of achievement, extends their leadership skills and teaches them the importance of teamwork and discipline. All of these are vital life skills that are easily transferable into many other aspects of life.

However, enjoyment is essential and our aim is to provide ‘sport for all’ whilst pursuing excellence for the most talented individuals. In addition to our major sports of rugby, hockey, football, cricket, athletics and tennis for the boys and hockey, netball, cricket, athletics and tennis for the girls, we run a thriving extra-curricular programme. This allows pupils to represent the school in such sports as swimming, rifle shooting, fencing and equestrian. 

At Dauntsey's we believe that sport plays an essential role in the development of character and should be an integral part of daily life at school. Sporting opportunities are everywhere and there really is something for everyone, from elite athletes to energetic all-rounders.

Marcus Olsen, Director of Sport

Fast facts


matches played each year


acres of sports pitches, courts and grounds


countries visited by our teams on tour


teams represent Dauntsey's in 13 different sports


pupils take PE GCSE and 20 A Level


schools are played against in matches from across six different counties


years of providing regular sports coaching to local primary schools


different sporting, clubs and activities run each year


I love the variety of sports and the amount of time that we get to enjoy them – being part of a team, working towards a common goal and keeping active and fit at the same time.
Fifth Form pupil


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