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  • Dauntsey's School
    West Lavington
    SN10 4HE
  • Head: Mr Mark Lascelles
  • T 01380 814500
  • F 01380 814501
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 833
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day £17,940; Boarding £29,700 - £34,290 pa
  • Open days: October and May. See website for dates.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

No Optimists or Fireflies on a pond for Dauntsey’s, instead school has bought a 100 year old tall ship, the Jolie Brise. Pupils competed in the Fastnet in 2013 (she actually won the first in 1925); they also cruise more...

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What the school says...

Dauntsey's is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, located on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain set in an estate of over 100 acres of idyllic countryside.
Academic standards are high and the School features strongly in the League Tables for both GCSE and A Level. However, all pupils discover a breadth and depth of education that takes them beyond academic achievement. Drama, music, art and sport all flourish and the rural surroundings provide an ideal setting for many outdoor activities.
Dauntseys is noted for its unpretentious and friendly atmosphere. Our pupils come from many different schools and arrive at Dauntseys eager to make new friends and ready for new challenges. Registrar, Joanna Sagers
All information about Dauntseys can be found on the Schools regularly updated and informative website:
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Technology at an English Independent School (GCE A level)



What The Good Schools Guide says

No Optimists or Fireflies on a pond for Dauntsey’s, instead school has bought a 100 year old tall ship, the Jolie Brise. Pupils competed in the Fastnet in 2013 (she actually won the first in 1925); they also cruise more lazily off the Isle of Wight. Everyone gets a go in mixed teams of eight and parents are envious.

Head Master

Since September 2012, Mr Mark Lascelles (40s), previously lower master, and temporary acting head of King's School Canterbury – something of a rough ride. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Durham, where he read geography and was keen and proficient in cricket and football to county level and beyond. Now he only plays social cricket - frustrating, as he is very competitive. Back at Shrewsbury for a further 17 years, he became a housemaster and...

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Special Education Needs

We provide one to one specialist support no more than once a week for 35 minutes; this is for pupils with mild specific learning difficulties. At present we have one wheelchair user and can support those with non-verbal learning deficit or medical and related needs. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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