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Dauntsey's School

High Street
West Lavington
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 4HE

T: +44 (0)1380 814500

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ISC ID: 74691


Head

Mr Mark Lascelles (Head Teacher)

Boys - age range:

Day: 11 to 18

Boarding: 11 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 11 to 18

Boarding: 11 to 18

Size

833 pupils

Dauntsey's School case studies (28)

Mercer's Lectures

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • Wiltshire local community
  • Academic
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Sports Outreach 5

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • St Barnabas Church of England School, Market Lavington, Market Lavington, Devizes
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Music Outreach 1

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • Wiltshire
  • Performing arts and music
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Music Outreach 2

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • All schools in the region
  • Performing arts and music
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Music Outreach 3

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • Dauntsey's House Care Home
  • Performing arts and music
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Cricket Outreach

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • MCC Foundation Mid-Wiltshire Hub
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Sports Outreach 1

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • Five Lanes Primary School, Potterne, Devizes
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Sports Outreach 2

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • Wansdyke School, Devizes
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Sports Outreach 3

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Devizes, Devizes
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Sports Outreach 4

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • St Thomas A Becket Church of England Aided Primary School, Salisbury
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Sports Outreach 6

Partners

  • Dauntsey's School
  • All schools in the region
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 40 state schools involved
  • 500+ state school pupils involved
  • 500 staff hours given

*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.

Impact Statement

We have a number of separate links throughout the year with local Primary Schools and other clubs, all of which ensure a very successful relationship with the local community. The use of the School’s sporting amenities enables both local clubs and schools to have access to high-level facilities; this is particularly the case with the use of the two AstroTurf pitches for the local hockey clubs, who can then develop their players from a very young age given the number of AstroTurf pitches available at the School, when compared to what else is on offer in the local area. In addition, given the shortage of sports’ coaches in the Primary schools, the fact that we visit nine of them every week in order to provide coaching, drills and games for all abilities is greatly appreciated and has a significant impact. At the same time the schools' staff use the sessions as a form of INSET, picking up coaching tips and ideas. The highlight of each term is the inter-school tournament, held at Dauntsey’s, where the children compete for a trophy and medals against all the other schools in the programme. The local Primary schools also do not have very extensive D&T facilities, nor the staffing or resources to achieve the academic targets expected of pupils at that stage of education. Therefore, the opportunity for a large number of Year 6 pupils to visit the School and experience the design and making process, from concept to outcome, has a huge impact. It also helps the visiting staff, who learn new skills and therefore enhance their own teaching. All the pupils leave with a high quality, and individual, piece of work from a visit that has become a highlight for many of the Year 6 pupils in the area. In addition, our pupils visit several Primary schools to listen to learner readers, who gain confidence from the experience, and the booster readers, who benefit from the extra attention. They also help with group work, PE and role play activities. The impact is significant in that the schools see our pupils as part of the team, and the pupils themselves really enjoy watching the young children learn something new or improve their skills. All parties look forward to their visits.
This year we also hosted Wiltshire's first Winter School Games Festival, organised by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), involving 43 primary and secondary schools and more than 600 young athletes. The festival included the finals of five sports: primary hockey,U13 and U15 netball, secondary rugby sevens, new-age curling and modern triathlon. The organisers commented on how fortunate they were to be able to use the fantastic facilities. We will host the festival again this year.

There is bursary information on our website here.

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils