We are a non-selective school, as we don't believe in pigeon-holing children, but rather that our role is to encourage every child to embrace all the wonderful opportunities on offer, and to discover and develop his or her talents and interests to the full. We are proud of our reputation in Dorset and throughout the South West as one of the leading independent schools, at the forefront of private education, and truly preparing your children for lifelong learning. The Prep has an excellent scholarship record; on average, 40% of our Year 8 year-group will gain a scholarship award in one discipline or another, to a variety of fine senior schools. 2020 has been no exception with 22 Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards out of 39 pupils - we are extremely thrilled for them. For full list of 2020 Scholars please click here.