Dauntsey’s is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds. Set in an estate of 150 acres of idyllic countryside, on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, it offers some 860 pupils challenge and inspiration both inside and outside the classroom. Academic success is at the heart of the school, but the ethos is about much more than exam grades. It’s about developing the skills and characteristics, such as resilience, flexibility and a willingness to have a go, which are needed to have a successful, happy life. It is a school where everyone can be themselves, where friendship and kindness really matter and where pupils make the most of their talents and abilities.


Central to this ambition is Dauntsey’s approach to adventure. Adventure at Dauntsey’s is not simply an event but something that teaches invaluable life skills and changes attitudes and behaviour for the better. This spirit of adventure reaches into the classroom where inspirational teaching stretches and nurtures each pupil’s learning.

“...the school is highly successful in developing well-rounded, confident, skilled young people who are very well equipped for the next stage of their education.” ISI Inspection Report 2018

This approach ensures that pupils are equipped with the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in whatever the future holds for them. Pupils are expected to look after each other and this culture of mutual respect leads to a real sense of belonging. Happiness, self-esteem and confidence are the consequences of a Dauntsey’s education.


“Give of your best, look after each other and never be afraid to try something new.” is the mantra of Head Master
Mark Lascelles

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HeadMr. Mark Lascelles
School TypeSenior co-education school
Junior Age Range11 - 13
Senior Age Range14 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£12,580.00 per term
Forces Discount15%discount 1stchild, 10% 2nd child see notes
Total Students865
Youngest Boarder11
Junior Boarders80
Senior Boarders265
Int'l Students66
Closest Airport 1Heathrow (120km)
Closest Airport 2Bristol (80km)
School AddressDauntsey's
High Street
West Lavington
SN10 4HE