The Manor, Church Lane, Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1PB
10 reasons to choose Dorset House School
Main point of differentiation
Dorset House School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 83, a traditional curriculum, and a music curriculum with one of the highest participation rates among prep schools in the South Downs and Chichester area. (read the area review here)
Dorset House School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 5 for the 30% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Dorset House School fees range from £3,625 (Rec) to £7,200 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Dorset House School has one class per year and an average class size of 16 pupils.
Destinations for Year 8 Dorset House School leavers are one of 20, typically Sussex and Hampshire, day and boarding schools.
The Dorset House School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, French, Latin, Greek. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Forest School up to Year 3. Residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for music, languages and sport throughout, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Dorset House School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Dorset House School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. AAll pupils learn an instrument in class and nearly all take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs and orchestra. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Facility for occasional boarding. Minibus service.
Find another school near Dorset House School
Slindon College (5.3 miles); Seaford College (6.1 miles); Our Lady of Sion School (15 miles); Lancing College (16.7 miles).
The St Philip Howard Catholic High School (7.9 miles); Weald School, the (9.7 miles); Steyning Grammar School (12.8 miles).