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Dauntsey's school

Address: High St, West Lavington, Devizes SN10 4HE, United Kingdom
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Description Dauntsey's school

  • The age of the students: 11-18 years.

Founded in 1542, the private School of Dawnsey's School (Dauntsey's school) is currently on the list of the best academic schools in the UK (according to Bestschools in 2010 it ranked 11th as the best school of co-education), is a full-time active member of the HMC association. The campus is located only one and a half to two hours from London, which gives the students ample opportunities for leisure, recreation and excursions, and the total area of ​​the territory reaches 150 acres.

The total number of students reaches 800, of which about 300 people study on a boarding basis, with accommodation and meals at the campus residence. The school is proud of its internationality: it enjoys love and popularity among students all over the world - here you can meet representatives of Russia, China, USA, Australia, Germany, Bhutan, Hong Kong and African countries.

The quality of the academic education of Dauntsey's school is emphasized by the statistics of graduates who subsequently enter the best, most prestigious and ranking British universities - among them:

The popularity of London's higher education institutions is justified by the proximity of the school to the British capital. According to statistics in 2011, 8 graduates of Dauntsey's school were able to enroll in Cambridge. Among the students who passed the A-level examinations, 84.5% received the highest scores from A * to B (100 pupils earned the maximum A * score). Also GCSE exam results are excellent: 65.9% of students (data for 2011) passed them to the highest A * -A scores.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Dauntsey's school

Program name
from 12 525 £ / term

A special program, which usually ends in middle school and children go to senior, graduate (Sixth Form programs), is offered to foreign students. GCSE is designed for 2 years and for students 14-15 years. Mandatory subjects include English and literature, science and mathematics, and additional items for a personal curriculum can be selected from the following extensive list:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Design and technology
  • Business and economics
  • Religious teachings
  • History
  • German
  • Fine art and design
  • Latin
  • Natural science (additional, in-depth course)
  • Computer science
  • Ancient culture
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Drama.
from 12 525 £ / term

The graduate course for high school students is designed for 2 years and provides for an independent choice of subjects for study: it allows you to focus on those disciplines that are required for admission to the chosen institution and subsequently planned to be studied for obtaining a priority specialty. In total, students should choose 3-4 subjects for a deep, intensive study from the following list:

  • Mathematics
  • Fine art and design
  • French
  • Religious teachings and ethics
  • Drama and theatrical art
  • Spanish
  • Business training
  • Higher mathematics
  • English literature
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Design and technology
  • German
  • Music technology
  • Ancient civilization
  • History
  • Physical culture
  • Biology
  • Latin
  • Economy
  • Music
  • Geography.

Accommodation, housing and food

Five comfortable spacious residences have been prepared for the children who have chosen accommodation on the campus basis: 1 Manor house is fully reserved for 11-14 year old students, the rest (Mercers' House, Fitzmaurice House, Evan's House, Jeanne House) for high school students (14-18 years). Residences are constantly updated and modernized so that students' living conditions fully correspond to high modern standards. In the houses there is a warm, family atmosphere, teachers and educators surround the children with care, sincere attention, strive to give them the maximum level of comfort and safety.

Junior students live in dormitories (each designed for 5 people), middle and high school students can occupy bedrooms for 1-2 people - private rooms are usually given to graduates, as they need more privacy, silence and personal space for qualitative preparation for difficult final exams. Each residence has an equipped small kitchen, as well as a cozy living room for rest, communication, games and watching TV and movies.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : biology, chemistry, computer science, English, French, geography, german language, history, Latin language, maths, physical Culture, physics
Events list: football, hockey, netball

Events Dauntsey's school

For students of Dauntsey's school, there are many opportunities for sports exercises and electives:

  • Shooting
  • Ping-pong
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Horseback riding
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Running and etc.

Various excursions, hikes and expeditions (including to other countries) are organized, there is an opportunity to master yachting and climbing.

Creatively gifted students can master various musical instruments and directions, sing in a choir, one of groups or an ensemble. There are interesting and various performances, musicals. Practically unlimited opportunities for classes in various clubs and sections on interests are offered: you can get carried away by dancing or chess, learn debates and even beekeeping!

Equipment Dauntsey's school

Dauntsey's school infrastructure includes all the necessary equipment and facilities for study, recreation and entertainment, sports and creativity. Children are engaged in spacious, technically equipped classes, have access to computer rooms and a library, functional scientific laboratories. There is a separate music school, its own concert hall (1200 seats), studios for creativity and art workshops, even its own chapel! For sports exercises you can visit a large swimming pool with heated water (the length of the tracks is 25 meters), all-season tennis courts (there are 12 of them), as well as numerous sports fields and grounds, including 2 large fields with professional artificial surfaces.


Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The price of the course is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Educational deposit
  • Translation of documents
  • Consular collection (paid at the embassy)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services
  • Custodianship (registration fee in the agency + guardian services)
  • Round trip air tickets
  • Round trip transfers
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 10000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants who plan to study at Dauntsey's school undergo a personal interview, test their level of language knowledge and tests in logic and mathematics - usually examinations are held in the winter, mid-January and early February.


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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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