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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 Pupils Raise Funds for School Charity in Annual 24-hour Runathon

    A team of 62 Sixth Formers and seven staff from Dauntsey’s has completed a 24-hour Runathon to raise money for the school’s chosen charity for 2022, the mental health charity, MIND. Some 1,100 kilometres were run, over a total of 1,761 laps of the course, raising more than £1,000 in sponsorship. Special mention must go to the eight pupils who...

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  • Ukraine appeal at City of London Freemen’s

    City of London Freemen's were thrilled with the response from the community to the Ukraine Appeal which was organised by Sixth Form student Toby. Collecting warm clothing, Toby began efforts after hearing that there was a particular need to support an appeal started by skiers from the Alps, who are at the Polish border helping coordinate assistance for those who...

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  • Students receive prestigious award from The Worshipful Company of Fletchers

    Congratulations to Brendan (Upper 6) and Annabelle (Upper 3) who have been awarded the prestigious 'Fletcher's Arrow Award for Endeavour', thanks to their contribution to the Freemen's community and their commitment to School life. We're proud that both students have demonstrated the characteristics of being ‘True and Sure’. Thank you to Professor Anne Curry and Andrew McMillan from The Worshipful...

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  • Dauntsey’s Sixth Formers Put Leadership Skills to the Test

    Photograph shows: Dauntsey’s Sixth Formers Take Part in High Pressure Leadership Day A group of Lower Sixth students from Dauntsey’s have taken part in a High Pressure Leadership Day, as part of the school’s Leadership, Sport and Adventure (LSA) programme. The challenge was to design, purchase the materials and construct a boat from scratch, and then race it across a...

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  • First ‘Giving Day’ at The Leys a Resounding Success

    On 23-24 March 2022, staff and pupils at The Leys School, Cambridge held their first ‘Giving Day’, raising more than £25,000 for school bursaries, and almost £5,000 for chosen charities beyond the School. The day included a programme of events designed to bring the school community together such as bake sales, cupcakes at lunch and opportunities for the pupils to...

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  • King’s Ely and Fairstead House schools become “one family”

    The Governing Bodies of King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire and Fairstead House in Suffolk today (March 22nd) announced a strategic partnership between the two schools by merger of their respective charities. This exciting decision will see Fairstead House – a leading independent nursery, pre-preparatory and preparatory school for children aged 0-11 based in Newmarket – join forces with King’s Ely –...

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  • Dauntsey’s Stages Jekyll and Hyde in New Production

    A cast of 15, supported by an assistant director and seven technicians, all from the Fifth and Sixth Forms at Dauntsey’s, have staged a daring new production of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’. Elise Chambers, Head of Speech and Drama, adapted the script from Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary Gothic novella, ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. Elise commented: “Each...

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  • New £250,000 Outdoor Learning and Play Facility Complete

    The latest development of a £250,000 outdoor learning and play facility at Lincoln Minster Preparatory School is now complete. The facilities, developed by Timotay Playscapes, will include spaces for role play, adventurous climbing areas, running water play, tipis and woodland campsite features. The works took 4 months to complete, having started in October 2021, and will be available to all...

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