Best Private Schools in Dorset - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

Dorset has 11 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. Nearly all the schools offer both day and boarding places, with a few offering boarding-only places.

The majority of Dorset’s independent schools are located in and around Bournemouth and Broadstone. However there are small clusters of schools near Blandford Forum and Sherborne too.

Day Places£15,240£33,525£26,020
Boarding Places£27,306£44,325£37,993

Most of the private schools in Dorset are co-educational, however, there are also four girls-only schools and one boys-only school (Sherborne School).

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Schools in Dorset

LocationCanford Magna, Wimborne, BH21 3ADGCSE A*/A: 78.9%
LocationSherborne, DT9 3QNGCSE A*/A: 73%
LocationSherborne, DT9 3APGCSE A*/A: 67%
LocationBlandford, Dorset, DT11 0PXGCSE A*/A: 56.4%
LocationRothesay Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJGCSE A*/A: 55.4%
LocationLeweston, Sherborne, DT9 6ENGCSE A*/A: 50.9%
LocationIwerne Minster, Blandford, DT11 8LLGCSE A*/A: 29.9%
LocationCollege Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2DYGCSE A*/A: 22%
LocationMilton Abbas, Blandford Forum, DT11 0BZ GCSE A*/A: Not Available
LocationNewell Grange, Sherborne, DT9 4EZ GCSE A*/A: Not Available
LocationBournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6LDGCSE A*/A: Not Available