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

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1. Overview

Dorset has 12 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.

2. Where Schools are Located

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.

3. Day and Boarding Fees

Day places in Dorset range from £14,715 to £31,425 (averaging £22,088).

Boarding places in Dorset range from £25,923 to £41,175 (averaging £33,363).

4. School Genders

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).

5. Canford School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 13 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £28,971 (Day), £38,058 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 69.6% (GCSE), 49% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

13 - 18

Annual Fees:

£28,971 (Day), £38,058 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

69.6% (GCSE), 49% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Canford School

6. Sherborne School for Girls

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 11 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £21,975 (Day), £29,865 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 62% (GCSE), 45% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

11 - 18

Annual Fees:

£21,975 (Day), £29,865 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

62% (GCSE), 45% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Sherborne School for Girls

7. Talbot Heath School

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 3 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £14,973 (Day), £26,523 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 52.3% (GCSE), 43.9% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

3 - 18

Annual Fees:

£14,973 (Day), £26,523 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

52.3% (GCSE), 43.9% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Talbot Heath School

8. Sherborne School

  • Gender: Boys
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 13 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £31,425 (Day), £38,775 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 52% (GCSE), 46.8% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Boys

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

13 - 18

Annual Fees:

£31,425 (Day), £38,775 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

52% (GCSE), 46.8% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Sherborne School

9. Leweston School

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 3m - 18
  • Annual Fees: £15,957 (Day), £25,923 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 50.9% (GCSE), 37.2% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

3m - 18

Annual Fees:

£15,957 (Day), £25,923 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

50.9% (GCSE), 37.2% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Leweston School

10. St Mary's School (Shaftesbury)

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 9 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £18,600 (Day), £27,000 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 48% (GCSE), 40.9% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

9 - 18

Annual Fees:

£18,600 (Day), £27,000 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

48% (GCSE), 40.9% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

St Mary's School (Shaftesbury)

11. Bournemouth Collegiate School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 3 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £14,715 (Day), £30,855 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 33.3% (GCSE), 17.7% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

3 - 18

Annual Fees:

£14,715 (Day), £30,855 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

33.3% (GCSE), 17.7% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Bournemouth Collegiate School

12. Milton Abbey School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 13 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £21,630 (Day), £41,175 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

13 - 18

Annual Fees:

£21,630 (Day), £41,175 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Milton Abbey School

13. Bryanston School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Boarding
  • Age Range: 13 - 18
  • Annual Fees: undefined, £39,693 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Boarding

Age Range:

13 - 18

Annual Fees:

undefined, £39,693 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Bryanston School

14. Clayesmore School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 13 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £26,745 (Day), £36,444 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

13 - 18

Annual Fees:

£26,745 (Day), £36,444 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Clayesmore School

15. Sherborne International

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Boarding
  • Age Range: 11 - 17
  • Annual Fees: undefined, £33,741 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Boarding

Age Range:

11 - 17

Annual Fees:

undefined, £33,741 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Sherborne International

16. Kings Bournemouth

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 14 - 20
  • Annual Fees: £25,890 (Day), £32,304 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: undefined, 45% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

14 - 20

Annual Fees:

£25,890 (Day), £32,304 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

undefined, 45% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...