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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.

  • Take your child’s hand and enjoy the boarding journey together

    Take your child’s hand and enjoy the boarding journey together: Boarding works when it is a family choice. Head of Boarding, Regan Schreiber explains: ‘Harper Lee once said that you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. After almost twenty years...

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  • Discover, develop and dare at the Dragon Oxford

    The Dragon in Oxford has a long-standing reputation for inspiring the creativity and imagination of its pupils. From September 2020, the horizons of young Dragons will be broadened even further with the introduction of the DragonQUEST Saturday enrichment curriculum. Careful timetable planning has enabled the replacement of formal Saturday morning lessons with a more flexible and innovative approach, designed to...

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  • Dauntsey’s production is a hit

    A cast of 160 pupils, supported by more than 30 technical crew and band members, have delighted sell-out audiences with a challenging, energetic and exciting production of In the Heights. From the writer of Hamilton and Disney's Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighbourhood.  Photograph shows: Pupils from Dauntsey’s performing In the Heights to...

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  • King’s Ely Rugby squad makes school history!

    King’s Ely Rugby squad enjoys unbeaten season – and makes school history! KING’S Ely’s 1st XV Rugby team has made school history by winning every single match they played this season. The squad won all eleven of their games this season, putting them at the top of the UK Schools Rugby League and making them winners of the East Anglia...

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  • Mock Election

    MOCK GENERAL ELECTION HELD AT KINGHAM HILL SCHOOL

    At Kingham Hill School, a lovely boarding school in the Cotswolds, we decided to hold a mock general election to give the pupils a chance of sharing in the democratic process. Five Sixth Form politics pupils put themselves forward to represent the following parties: Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party, Plaid Cymru, Labour and the Conservatives.  We held hustings attended by the...

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  • Ant Middleton Adventurer

    Adventurer and TV Presenter Ant Middleton Visits Dauntsey’s

    Dauntsey’s has recently welcomed the adventurer, TV presenter and former soldier, Ant Middleton, as part of the School’s Mercers’ Lecture series.  Ant presented his lecture to a sell-out audience of some 950 pupils, staff and members of the local community, talking about his journey from life in the British military through to his role today as an inspirational survival expert....

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  • King’s Ely – Christmas Foodbank Collection

    BOXES and boxes of edible goodies have been donated to Ely Foodbank in time for Christmas thanks to community-spirited King’s Ely students, families and members of staff. The ‘Twelve Charitable Days of Christmas’ initiative was spearheaded by King’s Ely Junior and pupils in each of the school’s Houses were encouraged to bring in three different items of food and/or drink...

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  • Downside School – Education for Sustainable Development

    Downside School, based in Stratton-on-the-Fosse near Bath, represented the UK at the Asia-Europe Foundation Conference last month in Tokyo. 1,700 schools from across Asia, Europe and Oceania applied for a chance to present at the policy-making event, which focussed on Educational Sustainable Development (ESD) and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom. The conference was attended by 51...

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