Dorset Education Authority Boarding Education

By SPP Reporter

School Shaftesbury

, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ERSalisbury Road

Tel 01747 854498

Shaftesbury School is a mixed 11-18 secondary school providing a first class education for students from the local community as well as from around the globe.

Students benefit from a truly personalised approach to teaching and each and every one is encouraged to be the very best that they can be. We have the highest expectations of our students and expect the highest standards from them.

Studying and socialising with boarders from Europe, Asia and Africa gives our day students a wider view of the world. Set within beautiful grounds, Barton Hill House provides a modern, comfortable home for over 100 boarding students, and was recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Whether they choose to board on a weekly, termly or full boarding basis, students benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support from the team of managers and house parents, and the family atmosphere of the house inspires independence, confidence and a mature attitude.

The Sixth Form is a collaboration between Shaftesbury School and Sturminster Newton High School, bringing together two successful North Dorset schools to create a very special place to learn. Results for students are excellent, with attainment at A/AS level making Shaftesbury School the most successful state school in Dorset in terms of points per pupil. boarding enquiries, and a tour of the House, contact Barton Hill House Admissions on 01747 852469 or e-mail

For all day student enquiries, please contact the main school.

Further Advice

Parents who are interested in the possibility of boarding education for their children are invited to write to the Support Services Officer, Learning Schools Improvement,

Children’s Services, County Hall, Dorchester DT1 1XJ Tel: 01305 224304

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