School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 11 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 865 (345 Boarders, 520 Day)
Bursaries Available

Scholarships and bursaries are available for boarding and day places at 11+, 13 and 16+.  We are also pleased to discuss financial planning with service families eligible for the CEA.

Headteacher: Mark Lascelles

Open Days & Events

Open mornings are held twice a year on a Saturday morning in the Spring and Autumn Terms.  Please check the website for details.

We also offer small group tours which are held regularly throughout the year and individual visits can be offered on most days, including Saturday mornings.

Contact Details


West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4HE


West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4HE

Dauntsey’s is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, set in a 150 acre estate on the edge of the Vale of Pewsey near Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.  We offer our pupils challenge and inspiration both inside and outside the classroom.


I believe that people, not buildings or facilities, are what make a good school great and I am proud to lead an exceptional team of teachers here at Dauntsey’s, who pass on their enthusiasm and love of their subject to pupils.

Our ultimate priority is the happiness and fulfillment of every person in our community. In our experience, if our pupils are happy, then success will follow.

Mark Lascelles


Academic success is at the heart of all that we do, but our ethos is about much more than exam grades.  Our extensive adventure education programme encourages our pupils to develop important life skills, such as resilience, communication, creativity and teamwork.

The school’s uniquely lively and friendly atmosphere encourages pupils “to have a go”, try new things and so develop their self-confidence and self-belief.  Our school community thrives on a culture of kindness and mutual respect which leads to a real sense of belonging.

For more information please visit our website which we think gives a real flavour of life at Dauntsey’s.

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