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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.

  • The Music Plays on at Dauntsey’s

    In spite of the restrictions imposed by Covid 19, music has continued to thrive at Dauntsey’s. Two on-line solo recital concerts took place in September and October, featuring GCSE and A Level students. A wide programme including Mozart, Chopin, Handel, as well as more recent musical theatre numbers, entertained viewers and provided valuable performance experience for the students. Just before...

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  • King’s Ely teacher’s 100-mile challenge in aid of Armed Forces charity

    Helen Melville, a Geography Teacher at King’s Ely Senior, is challenging herself to run 100 miles throughout November to not only put her stamina to the test but also raise as much money as she can for the Royal British Legion, a charity that provides financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their...

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  • King’s Ely designer through to finals of esteemed competition

    A CREATIVE King’s Ely student has reached the finals of a prestigious fashion design competition. Namo Sajarattanachote, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has been named a finalist in this year’s RECO Young Designer Competition, hailed the largest upcycling fashion design contest in Thailand. Sponsored by Indorama Ventures PCL, the competition is organised to raise awareness...

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  • Dauntsey’s Dances On

    Covid 19 has inevitably impacted the way in which Dance is being taught at Dauntsey’s but the School has come up with some creative solutions to continue this very popular activity Classes are now non-contact and mixed age group dance clubs have been suspended, with single year group sessions replacing specialised groups. There has been a great uptake in Dance...

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  • Dauntsey’s has seen a strong uptake in rowing this term.

    Rowers have been out on the water in the autumn sunshine honing their skills and trying out different seating combinations. Rowing is an Upper School games option in the Autumn and Summer terms for Fifth Formers and above, with the students rowing with Bradford-upon-Avon rowing Club each week. Miss Pearson, one of the teachers responsible for the rowing programme at...

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  • King’s Ely teacher writes his thirtieth book

    A TEACHER at King’s Ely has written a new book all about the subject he loves. ‘Why Study Geography?’ is the thirtieth book that Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior, has written or co-written. Alan said: “Considering studying Geography at University? Wondering whether a Geography degree will get you a good job, and what you might earn?...

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  • King’s Ely student to compete in prestigious maths contest

    A KING’S Ely student has been selected to represent the UK in an international mathematics competition. Eleanor MacGillivray, who is in Year 12 at King’s Ely Senior, is one of only six students from the UK who has been chosen to compete in the 2020 Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) – a 4.5 hour competition taking place in November. The BMO,...

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  • Dauntsey’s Training Hard for Gruelling DW Canoe Race

    Dauntsey’s Adventure team has had the largest ever number of applications to secure a place in the School’s team for the infamous Devizes to Westminster (DW) canoe race, known as ‘The Canoeist’s Everest’. Sam Moore, Head of Adventure Education at Dauntsey’s, said: “Months of lockdown have certainly not diminished our Lower Sixth pupils’ appetite for adventure. We have had 43...

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