The school, founded in 1542, was originally a farming school, and still has a reputation for being down-to-earth with a huge spectrum of pupils from all different backgrounds. Dauntsey’s has a reputation for producing competitive academic results and a tradition of outstanding ‘westend-worthy’ drama. This all makes for ‘well rounded, talented pupils’. With the rambling backdrop of the Salisbury plains and a brand new state-of-the-art science block, the school has become ever more popular in recent years.
Dauntsey’s is duly noted for its unpretentious and friendly atmosphere. Pupils come from many different schools and arrive at Dauntsey’s eager to make new friends and ready for new challenges.