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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at Dauntsey’s is about striking a balance between care and personal development.  We are here to help each individual to find out more about themselves, to enjoy success beyond the classroom, make lasting friendships and of course experience inevitable failures in a safe and supportive environment.


At the heart of our community is the House system, which creates a feeling of belonging and collective responsibility. However, our network of care and support reaches every corner of the school; from the teaching staff to the nurses and counsellors, the chaplain, to the domestic staff, there is an abundance of staff making sure that the mental, physical and spiritual needs of all pupils are met.

If talking to a fellow pupil feels a more comfortable option, we offer our Listening Service which was developed by a group of Upper School pupils who wanted to receive training so that they could be a first point of contact for other pupils to talk through any problems or worries.  

Boarding at Dauntsey's

Our boarders are at the heart of our school community and every pupil joins one of five houses which are co-educational in the Lower School and single sex in the Upper School. 

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Day pupils at Dauntsey's

All day pupils, like boarders, join a house, which are mixed in the Lower School and single sex from age 14-18. The houses provide a secure source of support and guidance in every aspect of life, as well as place to get together and have fun. 

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The Chaplaincy

A Christian ethos underpins the community and life at Dauntsey's. Our Chaplain leads Sunday and weekday services as well as a weekly service of Holy Communion.

The Medical Centre

We are lucky to have a superb Medical Centre on the School campus which is manned 24 hours a day by registered nurses. 

School Counsellors

Our two School Counsellors (and Hollie, our therapy dog) are a confidential and trusted support for all pupils, as and when needed.