‘Sunninghill is a unique family Prep School which is often described as a hidden gem. Our beautiful house and grounds are located in the heart of Dorset’s county town, Dorchester.

Our innovative curriculum makes full use of our glorious location, just minutes away from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. We believe learning should be an adventure!

We are a strong community where every child is nurtured and cherished for who they are. Kindness and old fashioned manners matter. Individuality is encouraged, and our dedicated staff work tirelessly to tailor learning experiences to bring out the talents in every child. Small classes, personalised learning, excellent facilities and strong pastoral care all help us to achieve our goals. Academic, sporting, musical and artistic endeavours are all equally valued.

Quite simply, children thrive here at Sunninghill Prep where they learn to care for themselves, and for each other.

I would encourage you to contact us so we can tailor a visit at a time to suit you.

I very much look forward to meeting you.’

Nancy Sewed, Acting Head