Meet Our Pupils

We are enormously proud of our pupils. They are good fun to be with – irreverent at times and respectful at others. Their happiness and fulfilment is our ultimate priority as, in our experience, if our pupils are happy then success will follow.Dauntsey's School - meet a selection of our pupils

Lower School Day Pupils

Jake

Jake is a day boy in the First Form at Dauntsey’s

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I came to Dauntsey’s because I was so impressed by the sports facilities when we visited on Open Day. Also, the teachers are all very nice and the prep is very well balanced so it’s not too overwhelming.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subject is games/PE because I love sport and being active a lot of the time.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I play rugby and football because they are really physical and I like physical sports.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be to be superspeedy so that I could catch up if I was late and in rugby I could score lots of tries!

Annabel

Annabel is a day girl in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
When I visited Dauntsey’s I was blown away by the strong sense of community and the culture of hard work. I also thought the pupils were all very welcoming and friendly.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subject is biology because I really like learning about our bodies and the animals on our planet. I’m also very interested in the biodiversity spread across our planet.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
For sport I do hockey – I love being in a team and playing matches. I also love dance – Dauntsey’s offers really amazing opportunities for dance.

What is your favourite film and why?
My favourite film is 'Forest Gump'. I think it is one of the most moving and inspirational films I have seen. It touches on every aspect of life and the question of what is right and wrong. It makes you think that everyone has a destiny and that everything happens for a reason. It’s a very entertaining film but it also makes you think.

Alex

Alex is a day girl in the First Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
When we came to visit the School I was really impressed by the science, maths and design technology departments. I am very keen on sport too so I was excited to see all the great sports facilities.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subjects are sport, because I love taking part in all the matches, and maths, because we have learnt a lot of new things and it has been really good fun.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
Most of my clubs are sport. I do hockey, climbing, netball, rookie life-guarding, tennis, PE and cricket. All the clubs are soooooo much fun!

What is your favourite place on earth and why?
Cornwall, on the beach because I love to be by the sea.

What is your favourite book and why?
'Girl on a Plane’ by Miriam Moss – I love true stories.

What is your favourite film and why?
The Harry Potter films are fantastic.

Who do you admire most in public life and why?
Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai as they are great role models and are working to make the world a better place.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I would like to fly.

Bella

Bella is a day girl in the First Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I really liked the friendly atmosphere and felt that I knew the School before I started. A lot of my friends have joined and we are all really enjoying it. The drama and sporting opportunities are amazing.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I really like French. I want to be able to speak it fluently when I am older and I really enjoy the lessons. I also love dance because there are so many different types and styles you can do.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I enjoy hockey because I like improving my skills and I also love long distance running.

What is your favourite place on earth and why?
My favourite place to visit is France – I love it.

What is your favourite film and why?
I really enjoyed ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Paddington 2’.

Who do you admire most in public life and why?
Steve Backshall.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be to be able to become invisible.

Ted

Ted is a day boy in the Second Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I wanted to go to Dauntsey’s because I had heard how good the music is and also it has a really good academic reputation.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subject is music – I find it fun and exciting.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
For sport I do hockey – I really like all the running you have to do on the pitch. I enjoy athletics too – particularly all the throwing sports like javelin.

What is your favourite place on earth and why?
Barbados – because it’s quiet and not densely populated. There are lots of open spaces and amazing beaches.

What is your favourite book and why?
The Percy Jackson series of books by Rick Riordan because I love stories about the Greek gods.

What is your favourite film and why?
The Percy Jackson films.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to breathe under water.

Mollie

Mollie is a day girl in the First Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
When we came to visit Dauntsey’s I was really impressed by all the sports facilities – there are so many things you can try. The teachers also seemed really nice and friendly.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subject is sport – the teachers want you to do well so they give you a lot of support and encouragement. They make the lessons a lot of fun - we always play games which help us improve at the sport we are learning. As well as sport in lesson time, there are masses of sports clubs to join. At the moment I am doing hockey, netball, cricket and rookie life-guarding.

What is your favourite place on earth and why?
I don’t know my favourite place on earth yet but I loved Greece when we went there on holiday because of the blue sea and the sunny weather which was very different to England. I am looking forward to travelling the world when I am older.

What is your favourite book and why?
I am enjoying a book I am reading at the moment called ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio so maybe that will become my favourite.

What is your favourite film and why?
I loved ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ – I found it exciting and I love war movies.

Who do you admire most in public life and why?
I admire Theresa May for standing up for what she believes in.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be to be able to become invisible because I would love to know what is happening even when I’m not supposed to.

Upper School Day Pupils

Skeet

Skeet is in the Upper Sixth, in Mercers House.  He is studying English Literature, Religious Studies and French for A-level.

Why did you decide to come to Dauntsey’s, and what did you like about the school when you first visited?

I have always heard great things about Dauntsey’s and so wanted to join when I could.  The School just has such a welcoming atmosphere that is noticeable from your first day, whichever year group you start in.

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

Make sure you get to know everyone in your classes in Sixth Form; they’re often smaller and more intimate and you’ll be with those people for the next two years!

What has been the highlight of your time in the Sixth Form so far?

The social events in the Sixth Form have definitely been a highlight, especially with events like the 17 Club parties as well as the Valentine’s Ball which are amazing opportunities for everyone to get together.

What is your favourite book, and why?

The Great Gatsby has always been a favourite of mine; it’s not that long but captures so much of what life was really like in 1920s America.

What is your favourite place on earth, and why?

This Summer I returned from a trip in Japan; the food, culture and people were just incredible, and I definitely want to return to explore further - it’s such an interesting place.

Jessica

Jessica is a day pupil in the Upper Sixth, King Reynolds House.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I joined Dauntsey's because my brother came here two years before me. He really enjoyed Dauntsey's and found all the people very friendly and kind, so my parents knew that I would like the School too.

What is your favourite subject at School and why?
I really like chemistry and study it as one of my A levels. The practicals in class are great and the equipment that we get to work with is amazing. The teachers in the Chemistry Department, like other departments, are really eager to help and have clinics and revision sessions. They also let me help out with some of the younger students, which deepens both my learning and theirs, which is really cool.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I do lots of clubs and really like them all. I love the choir, especially Dauntsey's Female Voices, because, although we have competed nationally and want to be the best we can, there is a relaxed, casual atmosphere, which has meant I have become really good friends with the other girls and we like spending time together.

Senior choir is also great, because there is a huge age range, which means I get to interact with some of the Lower School pupils who I may not see otherwise. Helping them to sing and enjoy singing is awesome.

What is your favourite book?
My favourite book is ‘The Lie Tree’ by Francis Hardinge. I really like this book as it not only makes reference to what I want to study at university, natural sciences, but I really empathise with the characters as they all have a thirst for knowledge and work really hard to find scientific truth. Obviously, the author works in some thrilling and tension-filled moments that are really exciting for the reader, but the fundamental meaning of the book and the depth of the message is what makes it my absolute favourite.

Thanks to the Reading Ambassadors Group at School, I actually got to meet Francis Hardinge and ask her questions about her books and how she creates these amazing story lines. It was really cool, because she was so nice and the whole situation was quite informal, so I got to enjoy talking to her person-to-person.

Rebecca

Rebecca is a day girl in the Upper Sixth, King Reynolds House.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I visited a number of schools (both state and private) in my final year of primary school. When I came to Dauntsey’s I fell in love with it from the first journey up the main driveway. I loved the School, the grounds, the great teachers I met, and every pupil was so happy and enjoying their Dauntsey’s life. I couldn’t wait to join.

It has been every single bit as good in reality.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
That’s a really hard one….. I love all my subjects for A level. I really enjoy Mathematics for the numbers and the great teachers, learning a foreign language with the amazing Spanish department, and English Language for all the fun we have understanding what makes our native tongue so complex.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I am in the choir; do swimming and Mandarin and lifeguarding for the School pool. I am also a member of the Christian Union.

The great bit about Dauntsey’s clubs and sports is that you can pretty much do anything you want to do!

What is your favourite place on earth?
Fuerteventura … for sun, sea, great friends and a fabulous time every time I go.

What is your favourite film?
My guilty pleasure would be ‘High School Musical’ and my grown-up answer would be ‘The Other Woman’.

If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A photographic memory – that would be very helpful for the final six months of my A levels!

Octavia

Octavia is a day girl in the Lower Sixth at Dauntsey’s

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?

I came to Dauntsey's because it is very close to where I live so it was the most practical option, but I love it here.  I have made some amazing friends during my six years here and the School has so much on offer and encourages everyone to take part.  Dauntsey's has definitely pushed me out of my comfort-zone, thanks to things such as the Lower School Dance Show and the Moonrakers activities.  People generally come out more confident and grateful because they achieved something they wouldn't have necessarily done before.  The team spirit and sense of community at Dauntsey's was very attractive to me when looking around the School for the first time, it is a very friendly environment.

What subjects do you study?

For my A-Levels I do History, Business Studies, DT and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  None of my subjects directly link with each other but I enjoy all of them and decided to do subjects that I enjoy because I'm not sure what I want to do in the future.

What has been your highlight of Sixth Form at Dauntsey’s so far?

So far in the Sixth Form I have loved the freedom and trust that we are given.  The sports on offer at Dauntsey's is also incredible as there are so many options available.  It can really help everyone develop their leadership and teamworking skills which are key traits of being a Dauntsey's student.  I have also really enjoyed the ‘17 Club’ parties and the Valentine’s and Summer Balls that are run for the Sixth Form - they're always really good fun.

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

Make the most of the opportunities Dauntsey’s offers you.  It doesn't really matter what area you do best in (whether it be sports, music, drama, art, etc.) there will always be something available to you.  I would also advise doing something that you wouldn't normally want to do and get involved with as much as possible.  Being at Dauntsey's, you tend to have pretty long and busy schedules so you have to be able to - or learn to - manage your time effectively so that you can make the most of it whilst also staying on top of your work.

What is your favourite place on earth and why?

My favourite place on earth would have to be Bali in Indonesia because it is such a beautiful and eye-opening place.  I lived there for a couple of years when growing up and I loved the culture and the school I was at. It was inspirational because it was made entirely of bamboo and focused on global awareness and the environment.  I met all kinds of fascinating people when I was there and made some incredible friends.

Elliot

Elliot is a day boy in the Lower Sixth at Dauntsey’s

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?

I decided to come to Dauntsey's because it was so welcoming and friendly - when I first visited I really liked the broad range of extra-curricular activities that are provided and the opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.

What subjects do you study?

I am studying for four A-Levels; Biology, Chemistry, Maths and German.  I am also doing General Studies, focusing on Political Theory and Current Affairs.

What has been your highlight of life at Dauntsey’s?

My highlight has definitely been performing in the School’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ in the winter term. It was so much fun to be part of something as big and spectacular!

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

I would say just make the most of anything offered to you – there are so many amazing experiences that you can have here if you have the courage to go for something.  Don't be afraid to commit to something that you have never done before, because you might find that you love it.

What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book is ‘The Blind Watchmaker’ by Richard Dawkins - the ideas in it are so interesting and it gives a really deep insight into the complexities of evolutionary biology - which interests me greatly.

Lower School Boarding Pupils

Ryan

Ryan is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I was impressed by the facilities which are modern and new and the School has good results.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I love maths and find it quite easy to learn.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I love basketball which I have now played for eight years. I have recently started rugby and am really enjoying that too.

What do you enjoy most about boarding at Dauntsey’s? What is your favourite memory of boarding here?
My favourite part is being with my friends and building those relationships over time. My best memories of boarding are the first few days of September when we come back after the holidays.

What is your favourite place on earth and why?
Hong Kong – it’s home for me.

What is your favourite book?
‘Paper Towns’ by John Green – and I love the film of it too. I feel just like the characters in the book.

Who do you admire most in public life?
I love basketball and often watch the America NBA. I really admire Kobe Bryant who is an ex professional basketball player and businessman – he’s a legend.

If you could have a superpower what would it be?
I wish I could read people’s minds so that I could do more for them and understand more about them.

Jago

Jago is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I knew the School pretty well before I came because my sister and brother went here before me. I love the sports facilities and the pupils further up the School are really nice to the younger ones.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I love design technology. I really enjoy making things and using all the equipment.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I play football and hockey. I really enjoy playing with my friends and getting better at each sport as I practise.

What do you enjoy most about boarding at Dauntsey’s? What is your favourite memory of boarding here?
My favourite part is being with my friends – my best memories of boarding is the fun I have had spending time with my friends.

Who do you admire most in public life?
I really admire people in the armed forces. I look up to them because they protect us from a lot of things. It’s a hard job to do and they spend a lot of time away from their families.

Grace

Grace is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
My parents and I really loved the very welcoming and homely atmosphere both at The Manor (the Lower School boarding house) and at the main School.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I enjoy art because it gives you so much freedom and there is a lot you can do with it. I also like English, especially with Mrs Hunter as she brings a lot of art into the lessons – the two subjects are closely related.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
During games I do hockey. I’m not the best at it but I do find it fun. I also do ballet – I find it quite relaxing but it also uses a lot of energy.

What do you enjoy most about boarding at Dauntsey’s? What is your favourite memory of boarding here?
My favourite part is that everyone is really close – almost like one big happy family – and you live with your friends. I don’t have one specific favourite memory but the Rockley trip in the first and second forms was really fun and I have lots of good memories created by spending time with my friends over the years.

What is your favourite film?
‘Mamma Mia’ is definitely one of my favourites. I love all the singing and I think it’s an enjoyable and heartwarming film.

James

James is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I moved from a nearby state primary school. When we came to visit Dauntsey’s seemed like a really friendly place and I was very keen to come here. Also, my sister went to Dauntsey’s and really enjoyed it.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
My favourite subject is Design Technology. It’s great fun and you make things that are really useful!

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
Since joining Dauntsey’s, I have taken up shooting. We do it twice a week and I love it.

Who do you most admire in public life?
I most admire the American businessman Elon Musk. He is revolutionising the world with SpaceX and Tesla. I would love to be like him when I am older!

Alvita

Alvita is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I decided to come here because the pupils and staff were all very friendly and welcoming and the facilities were brilliant.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I love English because I like to read books and find details in them and French because it sounds nice and I understand it well.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I really enjoy all the active things you can get involved in here. At the moment I do hockey, tennis, netball, dance (street and ballet), cricket and running.

What do you enjoy most about boarding at Dauntsey’s? What is your favourite memory of boarding here?
I like all the people I live with and the atmosphere here which is very friendly and welcoming. A great memory was helping to decorate the Christmas tree last year and I also enjoy just sitting with my friends and chatting.

What is your favourite book?
I love reading and my favourite book would be ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ from the series by Sarah J Maas. They are very romantic and action-packed.

Who do you most admire in public life?
Martin Luther King – for standing up for what he believed in.

Annabelle

Annabelle is a boarder in the Third Form at Dauntsey’s.

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?
I was impressed by the wide range of opportunities and activities available at the School.

What is your favourite subject at school and why?
I enjoy languages and do Spanish and French. It’s so much fun to learn how to speak another language and also to learn about different cultures.

What clubs or sports do you do? What do you enjoy about them?
I do swimming, tennis, hockey and also have flute lessons. Sport is a really fun way to spend time and I have always loved playing the flute.

What do you enjoy most about boarding at Dauntsey’s? What is your favourite memory of boarding here?
One of my best memories is when, in the second form, all the girls in our tutor group went to our tutor’s house to watch a movie all together and eat pizza and ice cream. It was such a fun evening.

What is your favourite book?
I love ‘The Northern Lights’ trilogy by Philip Pullman. They are a great read.

Upper School Boarding Pupils

Anu

Anuoluwapo is a boarder in the Lower Sixth at Dauntsey’s

What did you like about Dauntsey’s when you first visited?

I decided to come to Dauntsey’s because, for me, it was the perfect mix of good academic provision and extra-curricular activities.  I knew that at Dauntsey’s I would have the opportunity to do things I had never done before such as sail on the Jolie Brise.  I also really liked the atmosphere at Dauntsey’s when I first visited - everyone was so friendly and nice to me.

What subjects do you study?

I am studying for my A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Spanish and Economics and am working on an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  I also do Dauntsey’s Diary (Journalism) and Vaughn’s Kitchen cookery.

What has been your highlight of Sixth Form at Dauntsey’s so far?

I think wearing my own clothes rather than a uniform has been a good way of feeling comfortable in School.

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

It’s not as scary as you think and make the best use of every opportunity.

What is your favourite film?

My favourite movie is ‘The Wedding Party’, which is a Nigerian movie about a wedding with two feuding families.  Although the couple is in love, their parents don’t get along and this causes several bumps in the process.  I really like it because it mixes all my favourite things together, comedy, dance, music and love.

Who do you admire most in public life?

The person I admire most in public life is Yara Shahidi because she is only 18 years’ old but not only is she an actress but she is an activist and fights for the rights of women and people of colour as well as raising money for war-torn places such as Syria and Palestine.  Also, she did not let her acting get in the way of her education and has received an offer from Harvard University. She is half African-American and half Iranian.

If you could have superpower, what would it be and why?

If I could have a superpower it would be teleportation because I would be able to get anywhere I wanted, anywhere in the world.

Riya

Riya is in the Upper Sixth, in Evans House.  She is studying Economics, French, Spanish A-levels and completed an EPQ in the Lower Sixth.

Why did you decide to come to Dauntsey’s, and what did you like about the school when you first visited?

My parents saw the School before I did, and they came back delighted by what Dauntsey’s had to offer; its friendly community and calm atmosphere.  When I came, I knew exactly what they meant.  I had a real feeling of social cohesion, and that it was a genuinely happy place, which is rare for a school to be.  I loved the aspects outside of the classroom – the drama, music and sport, but it was clear that the academic staff were lovely too.

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

Don’t panic about ‘interrupting’ friendships or that the social groups are already settled.  Dauntsey’s students aren’t like that: they’re open, friendly and always happy to help and lots of my friends are students who joined in the sixth form.

Enjoy the first year whilst it lasts, as work does become tougher as the year goes on.

Make the most of every opportunity that is given to you. This may sounds like a cliché but it honestly is one of the best pieces of advice I have been given, especially in an environment like Dauntsey’s.

What has been the highlight of your time in the Sixth Form so far?

The club parties, the closer relationship with teachers, the freedom, the privileges. To name a few…

Who do you most admire in public life, and why?

I really respect Barack Obama, not only whilst he was president but outside of office too. He’s a very down-to-earth man, and his words are so powerful and relatable for a lot of people in the world

If you could have a superpower, what would it be, and why?

Being able to mind read as I’m always thinking ‘I wonder what they’re thinking right now?’

Wilf

Wilf is in the Upper Sixth, in Mercers House.  He is studying Maths, Physics and Design and Technology for A-level, having taken French for AS-level in the Lower Sixth.

Why did you decide to come to Dauntsey’s, and what did you like about the school when you first visited?

I decided to come to Dauntsey’s for the grounding it provided.  Having never been in one school for more than three years prior to that, I had moved away from many friends.  Boarding at Daunstey’s has been a great environment for me to make lasting friendships

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

Try and get a good balance of work and relaxation.  You don’t want to stress yourself out by doing too much work but at the same time you need to make sure you stay on top of things in preparation for Upper Sixth.  If nothing else I think you should also try and get involved in as many things as you can, make the most of the time you have in Lower Sixth because in the second year of Sixth Form you’ll be too busy!

What has been the highlight of your time in the Sixth Form so far?

My highlight was going to play rugby at Twickenham in the Schools Vase final against Samuel Whitbread Academy.  Even though we lost, it was an incredible experience with loads of great mates.  On top of that, I did a Jolie Brise cruise to Iceland which was awe-inspiring, and I would do something like that again in a heartbeat.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be, and why?

If I had a superpower it would be the ability to fly because then it wouldn’t take as long for me to get from class to class, and I could go home on the weekends really easily.

Oli

Oli is in the Upper Sixth, in Fitzmaurice House.  He is studying Biology, Chemistry and Drama A-levels.

Why did you decide to come to Dauntsey’s, and what did you like about the school when you first visited?

I first came to Dauntsey’s to watch the musical Chicago.  My older brother had helped do the lighting for the show. I was immediately amazed by the quality of the production both from a performance and technical perspective. 

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

I would say that Dauntsey’s offers so many opportunities outside of the classroom for everyone to take part in whether that be sport, music, art, drama, etc.  If something takes your interest absolutely give it a go - especially when you are in the Lower Sixth when you have a bit more time. 

What has been the highlight of your time in the Sixth Form so far?

Last year’s musical Our House has got to be a massive highlight for me.  I learnt a lot from it and taking part was especially fun seeing as I was one the older members of the cast.  It was enjoyable but, in many ways, really challenging and this made completing the performances successfully even more rewarding.

What is your favourite place on earth, and why?

My favourite place on earth is my village.   I have lived there all my life and it’s my base despite my parents living abroad.  I think the reason I love it so much is because most of the time I am there my family is there too which is nice because I don’t see them every day.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be, and why?

If I could have a superpower it would be to freeze time so that I can stay in bed longer and do my prep at the last minute!

Sophie

Sophie is in the Upper Sixth, in Evans House.  She is studying Biology Chemistry and Spanish A-levels and an EPQ.

Why did you decide to come to Dauntsey’s, and what did you like about the school when you first visited?

There was never any doubt as to whether Dauntsey’s was right for me.  I decided at quite a young age that this is where I wanted to come as I regularly visited my four older siblings during their time here.

I was drawn to the range of opportunities that I had seen them have at the School such as being involved in music or drama, playing in sports teams at a high standard, and other activities which made the school unique, like sailing on the Jolie Brise.

What would you say to someone just entering the Sixth Form?

As someone who worries a lot themselves, I would tell them anyone joining the Sixth Form that, despite having a potentially stressful and anxious two years ahead, everything will be OK.

Dauntsey’s is a really supportive and kind community and there is always someone who can help you.  I would also say, although academic work is important, not to waste the extra-curricular opportunities that the School offers because the balance between work and having a social life is so important.  During a hectic year, you really learn to appreciate down time!

What has been the highlight of your time in the Sixth Form so far?

The highlight has probably been enjoying the benefits of reaching the top of the School. I can remember walking past the 17 Club in the Lower School or hearing about all the balls and parties during the year and not being able to wait until I could join in with those things.

I’ve also developed really solid friendships with people that I have known (and in some cases lived with!) for the last six years and so being able to experience Sixth Form together does mean something.

What is your favourite place on earth, and why?

One of my favourite places on earth would have to be my godparents’ kitchen.  As they are chefs, it’s packed full of really vivid memories of tastes, smells and sensations that take me back to when I was really little... before I knew the stress of A-levels!

Here at Dauntsey’s there is time and space to try new things, make new friends and challenge yourself. I have certainly done things I never thought I could do.

margaret, sixth form pupil