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Welcome to Sunninghill Prep School. Located at the heart of the county town of Dorchester, we are passionate about ensuring that all our pupils are supported, encouraged, challenged and ultimately achieve their personal best. We are a co-ed, non-boarding day school.  Have a look around our website and when you’re ready, come and visit us. Only when you meet our inspirational staff, fantastic pupils and experience our unique setting, will you have a real feel for what makes our Dorchester Prep school so special.

Next open morning, Friday 7th February 2020, 09:30 – 12:00 View all dates

A very warm welcome to Sunninghill Prep School!

‘I am often asked what are the essential ingredients that we blend together to make such a wonderful school. The recipe is a traditional one that has stood the test of time for many excellent schools…’

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Academic rigour is part of everyday life at Sunninghill.

Driven by inspirational teachers who understand the need to go the extra mile, academic rigour is a standard part of everyday life at Sunninghill…

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Our aim is for every pupil to achieve their full potential.

We feel it is important to share the principles on which our school will develop and thrive. These are the things that inspire and guide our behaviour…

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Pupils at Sunninghill are confident and self-aware.

We work hard to ensure that everyone feels valued and all pupils are inspired to achieve to the best of their ability, gaining an understanding of how to become responsible citizens through actively helping each other…

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A school rich in history.

There has been a Dorchester Prep school for many years. Sunninghill Prep began life in Herringston road in Dorchester in 1939. We moved to our current site at South Court in South Walks Road in 1997…

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Latest news and Hermes newsletter articles

This is where you can find the latest school news and the latest copy of Hermes, our weekly school community newsletter. It features all the exciting things that have happened in our school in the last week. Have a look and see what has been going on!