It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to our website and introduce you to Sunninghill Prep School.  I am confident that the pages within, and my welcome video below, will demonstrate the value of choosing Sunninghill to give your child the best possible journey through the all-important formative years of learning.

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!

Education here is child-centred – shaped by the development of each individual’s character by giving them the confidence to be creative, adventurous and to lead so they can learn and discover more, and with this their expanding capability to succeed in all they take on. In order to prepare them for the rest of their education journey these skills of creativity and leadership are vital as the world continues to evolve at pace. We are a strong community where every child is nurtured and cherished for who they are. We encourage our children here to be kind, honest, supportive of others and show compassion at all times.

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 of happy, hard-working children. Academic, sporting, musical and artistic endeavours are all equally valued.

I very much look forward to meeting you in person, where you will see for yourself the energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment that is Sunninghill Prep.

To arrange your visit, please click here.

David Newberry, Head

Head’s Welcome Video