Sunninghill Prep School

In the heart of Dorchester, education is child-centred – developing each individual’s character by giving them the confidence to be creative, adventurous and to lead. Enabling them to learn and discover more and to succeed in all they take on. We are a strong community where every child is nurtured and cherished. With dedicated staff, small class sizes, personalised learning, excellent facilities and strong pastoral care we aim to achieve our goals of happy, talented and hard working children.

South Court
South Walks Road

+44 (0)1305 262306

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ISC associations: IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 130

Sunninghill Prep School fees:

Day fees per term:
£365 to £5,725

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
838 / 6029

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2.75 to 13 (70)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2.75 to 13 (60)

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Sunninghill Prep School is committed to broadening access by offering eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with school fees. The school offers a number of bursaries which are means-tested. These are available for new entrants to the school coming in at different entrance points across the school. These awards vary from 10% to 100% of the tuition fees. Last year, Sunninghill Prep School offered mean-tested bursaries to approximately 17 children.

Sunninghill Prep School has limited bursarial funds to provide short-term assistance to current parents where there has been an unforeseen change in financial circumstances. Such awards are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. For information on this for existing pupils please contact the school directly.

To apply for a means-tested bursary for new entrants you will need to complete and return our application form by 31 January each year, for entry in the following September. The form is available from the Bursar. We will then contact you and ask to meet your family and your child, who will also need to attend the school for a taster day. Parents will be notified as to whether they have been allocated a bursary in writing.

All bursary applications are subject to annual means-testing and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on parental circumstances and financial information provided on review.


Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies