Young people need more than simply good grades to succeed and our focus at Dauntsey’s is on helping our pupils to build the broadest possible set of skills, and develop the resilience and adaptability that will make them attractive to universities and employers.
This is where the all-round attitude to life at Dauntsey’s comes in. Drama can improve interviewing and presentation technique, sport develops teamwork, and making it through one of our expeditions shows persistence and determination when the going gets tough.
Our Mercers’ lecture programme introduces pupils to ideas from leading minds in fields as diverse as politics, the media, sport, the armed forces, the City and ecology. The Head Master’s Essay Society stimulates discussion and widens perspective, the Medical Focus Group brings together pupils interested in a career in medicine and related fields, and our new mentoring programme provides the opportunity to learn from 300 Old Dauntseians, parents and friends.
Pupils leaving Dauntsey’s go on to pursue a wide and varied range of careers. All of them however, would acknowledge that the route to their chosen career has not always been straightforward and that in most cases it is the attributes beyond academic results which have made the difference to their journey.
My role as careers advisor focuses on getting to know the pupils, their strengths and weaknesses and guiding them towards the best opportunities available here which will take them on to the next stage.Head of careers, James O'hanlon
Careers guidance follows a structured programme to support pupils through University Entrance and in addition the department arranges a number of events throughout the year designed to allow pupils to explore a wide-range of careers and further study options.