Talbot Heath

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Independent schools in Dorset

Are you looking for an independent school in Dorset? Search here to find and compare day and boarding schools, girls' schools, boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

We have 27 private schools listed in Dorest; you will find them all listed at the bottom of this page, with basic directory information. You can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search.

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Please have a look around www.schoolsearch.co.uk for information, advice and news about independent schools and independent education. 

You can check for open days, find information on independent school associations, read expert advice on the questions to ask when choosing a school and get help in finding the fees. Elsewhere, you will also find an explanation of examinations and qualifications.

If you are looking for an independent special needs school in Dorset, please see our sister site: www.specialneedsguide.co.uk.

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

If you have any further questions or enquiries about independent education or a particular independent school, please get in touch with us at enquiries@johncatt.com.



Dumpton School

Deans Grove House,
Deans Grove,
Wimborne,
BH21 7AF,
Dorset

www.dumpton.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Dumpton School

Talbot Heath

Rothesay Road,
Bournemouth,
BH4 9NJ,
Dorset

www.talbotheath.org

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Talbot Heath

Bournemouth Collegiate School

St Osmunds Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
BH14 9JY,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Bryanston School

Blandford Forum,
DT11 0PX,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Buckholme Towers School & Nursery

18 Commercial Road,
Lower Parkstone,
Poole,
BH14 0JW,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Canford School

Canford Magna,
Wimborne,
BH21 3AD,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Castle Court School

Knoll Lane,
Corfe Mullen,
Wimborne,
BH21 3RF,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Clayesmore Preparatory School

Iwerne Minster,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 8PH,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Clayesmore School

Iwerne Minster,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 8LL,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hanford School

Child Okeford,
Blandford,
DT11 8HN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Preparatory.

Knighton House School and The Orchard Pre-prep

Durweston,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 0PY,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Leweston School - Prep School

Sherborne,
DT9 6EN,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Leweston School - Senior School

Sherborne,
DT9 6EN,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Milton Abbey School

Blandford Forum,
DT11 0BZ,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Park School

45-49 Queens Park,
South Drive,
Bournemouth,
BH8 9BJ,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Port Regis

Motcombe Park,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 9QA,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8ER,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road,
Sherborne,
DT9 3QN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sherborne International

Newell Grange,
Newell,
Sherborne,
DT9 4EZ,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior.

Sherborne Preparatory School

Acreman Street,
Sherborne,
DT9 3NY,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sherborne School

Abbey Road,
Sherborne,
DT9 3AP,
Dorset

Boys, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Martin's School

15 Stokewood Road,
Bournemouth,
BH3 7NA,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Mary's School

Shaftesbury,
SP7 9LP,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Thomas Garnet's School

Parkwood Road,
Boscombe,
Bournemouth,
BH5 2BH,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sunninghill Preparatory School

South Court,
South Walks,
Dorchester,
DT1 1EB,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Talbot House Preparatory School

8 Firs Glen Road,
Bournemouth,
BH9 2LR,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Yarrells Preparatory School

Yarrells House,
Upton,
Poole,
BH16 5EU,
Dorset

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.