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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • Dauntsey’s Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Manor Marathon

    Photograph shows: Lower School pupils taking part in the Dauntsey’s Manor Marathon Dauntsey’s has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Manor Marathon. The event involves Lower School pupils cycling 26 miles between Bath Abbey, along the canal path, returning to The Manor, the Dauntsey’s Lower School boarding house. A total of 33 pupils completed the Marathon, supported by five parents,...

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  • Wells Cathedral School Appoints New Director of Music

    Mr Alex Laing has started his role as the new Director of Music at Wells Cathedral School. Alex was previously Artistic Director (Music) at King’s High School, Warwick and Warwick Preparatory School. He is also well known as a conductor and coach for national level ensembles including the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, and for the Benedetti Foundation. Alex...

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  • Talented King’s Ely student secures role with National Youth Music Theatre

    Skilful King’s Ely pupil, Isobel Holland, is celebrating achieving a place with the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT). Isobel, who is in Year 11 at King’s Ely Senior, is not only going to benefit from the many opportunities that the leading arts organisation provides to young people, but she has already been cast for their production of ‘A Kiss for...

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  • Dauntsey’s Students Supporting Ukraine

    Blue and yellow were the colours of the day as pupils and staff from Dauntsey's supported a fund-raising campaign from two Lower Sixth girls to support Ukraine. The students organised a non-uniform day and contacted every HMC (Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) school to encourage them to get involved. To date more than £9,000 has been raised, and the total continues...

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  • Dauntsey’s Welcome Colonel Lucy Giles to the School

    In the final event of this season’s Mercers’ Lectures, Dauntsey’s welcomed Colonel Lucy Giles to the School. Colonel Giles has been a trail blazer for women in the British Army, having influenced female participation in the Armed Forces for three decades. She was the first female College Commander at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and worked as the President of...

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  • Leys Debate Team Win Regional Competition

    On Saturday 23 April, a team of Sixth Form pupils from The Leys School, Cambridge were named regional winners of this year’s ‘Youth Speaks’, the Rotary Club Youth Public Speaking competition. The winning team comprised of Ellie M, Sienna H and Georgia D who are currently studying for their A Levels. The girls were required to deliver a 15-minute presentation...

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  • Dauntsey’s Paddlers Complete the DW – the ‘Canoeists’ Everest’

    A total of three former pupils and eighteen Lower Sixth students from Dauntsey’s completed the Devizes to Westminster (‘DW’) canoe race over the Easter weekend. The 108 mile course was tackled across three days with the help of more than 50 family members and friends who made up the paddlers’ support crews. The paddlers set off just after 0800 on...

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  • Photography at King’s Ely goes from strength to strength

    CREATIVE photography students at King’s Ely are celebrating success in two prestigious competitions. The King’s Ely Photography Department, which is run by Head of Photography, Antonio Longo, is of international acclaim. Not only do students achieve fantastic grades and ambitious outcomes, supported by the fact that all the facilities they need are on school site, but pupils have also been...

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