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Frequently asked questions

What meals do the kitchen provide?

We pride ourselves on the fantastic healthy food that we serve to our pupils. Have a look at one of our nutritious menus below.

Sample Lunch Menu

Does Sunninghill have a PTFA?

The school is very ably supported by an active PTFA who see their role as both helping in the purchasing of major items and also in organising many community based events.

Does Sunninghill support any charities? Is Sunninghill a charity?

We are a ‘not for profit’ school with charitable status. We are continually investing in the long term future of the school and we are most ably supported by a dedicated group of governors who remain the guardian angels of our long term mission.

We consider it our responsibility to make sure we are an integral part of the local community where our facilities are available for local bodies and organisations to benefit from.

We support a number of local and regional charities such as Mosaic, Foodbank and the Joseph Weldmar Hospice. We welcome communication from other charitable organisations who we may be able to help.

Most importantly, our pupils are also empowered ‘to give and to serve’ and can often be found organising their own cake sales or stalls to help a particular charity that has moved them to want to help.

Can I hire Sunninghill's school hall?

Sunninghill Community Hall

Welcome to Sunninghill Community Hall. Since taking over the running of the hall in November 2011, we have been delighted to see the hall become an integral part of the community and grow in popularity – something which we hope will continue into the distant future. Whilst the school makes the most of the facilities during school hours, the hall is readily available for hire to the general public on evenings and weekends and during the school holidays. We have an array of regular hirers who make use of our facilities.

Our hall offers a large floor space approximately (14m x 10m) and a stage (5.5m x 10m) complete with curtains, projector and screen and a sound system. There is also a fully fitted kitchen suitable for most catering needs. It is an ideal venue for birthday parties, dinner dances, wedding receptions and much much more.

For more information or to book please refer to our Hire section or contact our Events Manager – Jacky Walker on 07815 429073 /


Does Sunninghill run a parent & toddler group?

Every Friday during term time, we run a welcoming and engaging Parent and Toddler Group. The sessions, which run from, 10.00 until 11.30am, are open to all parents and grandparetns with children from newborns to three years old. There’s opportunity for free play with a range of toys and also for an introduction to more structured activities. The session is finished off with stories and songs. There will be plenty of games and loads of fun, all in a safe, well equipped environment.

It is only £5 per session per family and the price includes a healthy snack and drink for the children and refreshments and home made cakes for parents and grandparents too.

You can find out more about our Parent and Toddler group here.

There are limited numbers so for more information please contact 01305 262306.

Do pupils have to wear a uniform?

Children take pride in their Sunninghill Prep uniform and we encourage them to look their best to reflect pride in their school.

For Nursery children, the uniform is relaxed – polo shirts, jogging trousers and sweatshirts.

The children start wearing full school uniform from Reception, which makes them feel very grown up. In Forms 7 & 8, we offer other options for older girls, such as a navy skirt instead of the school kilt, to reflect their senior status and the boys have a distinctive senior school tie.

To maintain standards, we do not allow uniform to be worn from other suppliers or stores but parents can buy everything they need from our excellent local supplier, Dorset Embroidery & Printwear.  Please call Kevin on 01305 750292 to make an appointment for a fitting.

You can visit their shop in Weymouth or arrange for uniform to be delivered to school for collection. Follow this link to find out more about school uniforms.