May Schools Newsflash
We're heading full steam in to the next round of schools' Open Days. Get your diaries out and sign up - and make sure you read our Muddy reviews to get the inside scoop before you go.
Canford School, Wimborne, Sat 21 April
Canford School, Wimborne, Blandford, Dorset BH21 3AD, tel: 01202 841254, canford.com
Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Sat 12 May
Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior School – at Clayesmore their philosophy takes into account the long game. Co-ed, ages 3-18 in the most to-die-for surroundings, Clayesmore is a school with a real family feel. No wonder it is so popular! Sign up now for their open day on 12 May, plus we’ve booked in to have a proper snoop very soon, so keep a look out for our Muddy review.
Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8LL, tel: 01747 812122, clayesmore.com
Warminster School, Warminster, Sat 28 April
We heartily recommend you check out this co-ed, all-through day and boarding school on the edge of Salisbury Plain that prides itself on nurturing happy, confident and community-spirited pupils. Their Open Day is on 28 April – make sure you read our fab Muddy review of the Senior School before you go. Our review of the Prep is imminent, so don’t go anywhere!
Warminster School, Church Street, Warminster, Wilts BA12 8PJ, tel: 01985 210100, warminsterschool.org.uk
Knighton House School, Blandford, Wed 2 May and Wed 13 June
Rising proud above the river Stour and the gorgeous village of Durweston, Knighton House is a haven for girls aged 7-13 (day and boarding) with a Pre-Prep for boys and girls aged 3-7. On our recent visit we clocked its wonderfully cosy feel, while reaching for the stars – check it out for yourself at their open days on 2 May and 13 June, and read our review here.
Knighton House School, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PY, tel: 01258 452065, knightonhouse.co.uk
Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury, Open Evening Tue 1 May
A co-ed day school for pupils aged four to 16, Leehurst Swan is seamless educational proposition which places as much emphasis on academic rigour as it does on laughter. Read the Muddy review here and book for the Open Evening on 1 May, 4.15-6.15pm.
Leehurst Swan School, 19 Campbell Rd, Salisbury SP1 3BQ. Tel: 01722 333094, leehurstswan.org.uk
Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Sat 5 May
Whopping facilities, modern Swallows and Amazons-style schooling and loads of outdoor fun are all part of the package at this co-ed day and boarding school for ages two to 13. Be prepared to be wowed by walled gardens, forests and a golf course (yes!). Their next Open Day is 5 May, 9.30-11.30am. Here’s the Muddy review.
Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QA. Tel: 01747 857800, portregis.com
A co-ed, non-selective day and boarding school for ages four to 13 on the outskirts of Salisbury, Chafyn Grove is poised between town and country, giving kids the best of both worlds – along with top-notch academic results and pristine sports facilities. Their next Open Morning is on 12 May 10am-12.30pm but no need to wait – you can read the Muddy review here!
Chafyn Grove, 33 Bourne Avenue, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1LR. Tel: 01722 333423, chafyngrove.co.uk