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Dauntsey's
Dauntsey's
Dauntsey's
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Dauntsey's Devizes, Wiltshire Visit
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Dauntsey's
Devizes
865 pupils, ages 11-18
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Dauntsey's

Dauntsey’s is a warm and welcoming centre of learning and adventure. Pupils are taught to be courageous but humble, an ethos to be cherished in a world full of competition and entitlement – they are lucky to be here and, refreshingly, they know it. Mark Lascelles is the warm, approachable and unassuming head of Dauntsey’s School. At the helm here since 2012, he was formerly a housemaster and teacher of geography and cricket at Shrewsbury. A father of three girls, he is passionate about the co-ed environment, which he says reflects real life, and his pride in the scho...
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Sixth formers in an English class studying Hamlet
Girls in black and white sports kit playing hockey
Cast of Legally Blonde on stage dancing
Test tube on fire in science lab with pupils in goggles watching on
Boy in a shirt and tie and blue apron sanding down a wooden board
External image of Dauntseys School
Girls in black tops and shorts running on the red tartan track
Teacher helping a boy and girl in class all wearing pale blue shirts
Boys in the music room wearing black and green headphones
Boys in white aprons preparing food in the kitchen
Boy in black and white top and red helmet in the green cricket nets
Three girls standing arm in arm wearing pale blue bibs

School Updates

  • Dauntsey’s paddlers craft their own challenge amidst DW Race disruption

    Dauntsey’s pupils forged their own 101 mile canal challenge when adverse conditions altered the course of the 2024 Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, showcasing enormous resilience and unity.
    Dauntsey’s paddlers craft their own challenge amidst DW Race disruption
  • Dauntsey’s dancers impress at the Spring Dance Showcase

    Dauntsey’s Dance Programme ‘is streets ahead of rival schools’, emphasising that dance is something that all pupils engage with right from day one.
    Dauntsey’s dancers impress at the Spring Dance Showcase
  • Dauntsey’s appoints John Davies as new Head

    Dauntsey’s is delighted to announce that John Davies will be joining the school in September 2024 and taking up the position as the new Head of Dauntsey’s.
    Dauntsey’s appoints John Davies as new Head
  • Dauntsey’s team return to Romania to support children’s charity

    This summer saw a team of 23 Dauntsey’s pupils and staff head to Romania for the first time since 2019. The school has a long-standing relationship with the Nightingales Children’s Project there, and being able to visit the country and help with work.
    Dauntsey’s team return to Romania to support children’s charity
  • Dauntsey's celebrates equestrian success

    Dauntsey’s Equestrian Team are celebrating the end of a busy and successful year, which came to a close with three teams competing at the National Schools’ Eventers Challenge Championships at Hickstead.
    Dauntsey's celebrates equestrian success
  • Pupils wow at the annual Primary Schools Dance Show

    Excitement reached fever pitch as the curtain rose on the third annual Primary Schools Dance Show earlier in the term.
    Pupils wow at the annual Primary Schools Dance Show
  • Dauntsey's dancing legends

    More than 200 pupils took to the stage this term for Dauntsey’s annual Lower School Dance Show.
    Dauntsey's dancing legends
  • The 'Festival of Voices' comes to Dauntsey’s

    This year saw the introduction of a new festival at Dauntsey’s – The Festival of Voices - a week exploring, studying and celebrating the human voice.
    The 'Festival of Voices' comes to Dauntsey’s
  • Dauntsey’s pupils embark on DW training

    The countdown is now on for the 2023 Devizes to Westminster race.
    Dauntsey’s pupils embark on DW training
  • Dauntsey’s pupils take to the stage

    Dauntsey’s annual December musical lived up to all expectations with a lively and engaging performance of Guys and Dolls.
    Dauntsey’s pupils take to the stage
  • Reverend Richard Coles rounds off autumn Mercers’ Lectures at Dauntsey’s

    Reverend Richard Coles rounds off autumn Mercers’ Lectures at Dauntsey’s
  • Dauntsey’s Sixth Former Enjoys Winning Summer of Athletics

    It has been a fantastic summer of athletics for Dauntsey’s Sixth Former Ophelia (Phe Phe) Pye. At the start of the holidays, she was selected for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland Under 18 athletics team, to compete in the European Championships in Jerusalem.
    Dauntsey’s Sixth Former Enjoys Winning Summer of Athletics
  • See Dauntsey's in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Dauntsey's in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

Essentials

Address
High Street, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE

Contact
info@dauntseys.org
01380 814500

Website
dauntseys.org

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11 May 2024


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