‘It has been wonderful to safely welcome all our team and families back to school after the rigours of lockdown.
During the pandemic many traditional values returned to everyday life such as enjoying the joy of the natural world around us, lots of exercise, home baking, reading and gardening.

These are some of the essential ingredients that we blend together to make Sunninghill such a wonderful school. The recipe is a traditional one that has stood the test of time in many excellent Prep Schools and yet is forward thinking and innovative.

Sunninghill is a wonderful family prep school located in the heart of Dorset’s county town, Dorchester. Our playground extends into our beautiful market town, to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the Weymouth and Portland National sailing academy; our dreams to the horizon and beyond.

As always, a website can only ever offer a brief glimpse of all we have to offer. Due to current measures I am sorry that I cannot host Open Mornings but I would encourage you to contact us so we tailor a visit to meet your individual circumstances.

I can assure you of the warmest of welcomes.’

John Thorpe, Headmaster