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Dauntsey's has moved up several pegs in the academic stakes (local rivals take note) and shows a pretty impressive record for a ‘not overly selective’ school. Bracing, whole school cross-country race was underway when we visited. Our delightful lower school guides, when asked what happened to non-sporty people, didn’t think there were any. Everyone gets the chance to crew a century old tall ship, the Jolie Brise (winner of the first Fastnet Race in 1925). Parents are ... 

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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: www.dauntseys.org
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Sports

Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since 2012, Mark Lascelles (40s), previously lower master, and temporary acting head of King's School Canterbury – something of a rough ride. Educated at Shrewsbury School and Durham (geography) where he was keen and proficient in cricket and football, reaching county level and beyond. Now he only plays social cricket - frustrating, as he is very competitive. Back at Shrewsbury for a further 17 years, becoming housemaster, before joining King's School in 2009. Married to Amber, a teacher and Durham graduate, who was a national level canoeist. They have three young daughters.

Parents like him and say he is accessible, listens and takes a personal interest in all pupils, meeting the school bus every morning and being a friendly presence at most activities. He 'has finally mastered the art of...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
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
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
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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