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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 both nurtured and challenged so they have the skills and ambition to be the very best version of themselves.

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 school so special.

Head’s Welcome

A warm welcome to our special school

Our School

Find out more about our wonderful school

Relocating to Dorset?

Find out about moving to our beautiful County Town

Sunninghill Prospectus

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Vision, Mission & Values

Find out what we stand for

Contact Us

Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2023

“Pupils demonstrate high levels of self-confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and perseverance. Pupils' communication skills are excellent and applied confidently across the curriculum and beyond.”

Independent Schools InspectorateMarch 2023
Read the full report here

Our next Open Morning is Saturday 5th October 2024

9:30am – 12:00pm

We welcome pupils from 6 months to 13 years

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent facilities
  • Individualised programmes of study
  • Broad range of extra-curricular activities
Book my place

If you cannot attend on this date, you are welcome to come and have a look around at a date and time convenient to you. Please make contact and we can make arrangements.

Book your individual tour of Sunninghill

If you cannot attend one of our Open Mornings, we would still love you to visit!

You can book your place on a bespoke school tour where you will meet our Head, teachers and pupils.

You will get to see behind the scenes on a normal working day at our school.

Take A Virtual Tour

Head's Welcome Video

Notes From A Small School

Visit our school blog for all the stories from Sunninghill Prep!

Ready to take the next step? Get in touch today