Plumber Manor is conveniently located near the major private independent schools in Dorset including Sherborne Girls, Sherborne, Milton Abbey, Port Regis, Leweston and Canford.
Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Bryanston School is an independent co-educational schools for boarding and day pupils aged 13-18. The School’s magnificent 400-acre estate is located near to the town of Blandford Forum in Dorset. Founded in 1928, the School maintains a strong tradition of nurturing pupils to achieve their potential through an unrivalled one-to-one tutorial system, extra-curricular programme and pastoral care. Bryanston is renowned for its creativity, which is one of the School’s guiding principles alongside breadth of ambition, individuality, humanity and family, and resilience.
Clayesmore is a Prep, Senior and Sixth Form independent day and boarding school for Years 3 to 13. Located in the beautiful Dorset countryside between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum, we provide every child with an outstanding, well-rounded education which plays to their strengths and ambitions. Our aim is to equip every student with the skills, knowledge, confidence and ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive world so they succeed and reach their goals, whilst also ensuring they become kind, compassionate and thoughtful young adults.
Milton Abbey is, truly, a school like no other. We are small – a maximum of 250 pupils – and we have achieved what other, bigger schools strive in vain to achieve: an intimate community in which achievement in any area of school life is never rated more highly than quality of character. No one is overlooked. Everyone is famous.
Port Regis is a co-educational preparatory day and boarding school, providing an exceptional education for children aged 2-13 in the heart of Dorset. It is renowned for its exceptional staff and academic credentials, as well as its first-class facilities set within 150 acres of stunning grounds. These facilities enable Port Regis to deliver an outstanding holistic education that inspires the head, the hand and the heart.
Sherborne Girls is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1899, Sherborne Girls is proud to be one of the leading, full-boarding girls’ schools for all-round personal development and academic fulfilment. It aims to send out into the world girls of character, commitment and compassion who think creatively, choose wisely and have the courage to make a difference. Sherborne Girls’ close proximity and unique collaboration with Sherborne School offers the best of both worlds: single-sex education alongside a wealth of joint opportunities and social normality.
Sherborne is not only one of the most beautiful schools in the country but it also offers an education of great depth and variety. We are a leading seven-days-a-week boys’ boarding school in the 13-18 age group, for those who seek an all-round high quality education based on Christian principles in an unparalleled environment. We aim to prepare our pupils for the challenges and opportunities they will face after leaving school, by demanding that they do their best.
Leweston School is an independent day and boarding school near Sherborne in Dorset, England. The school is co-educational in the Nursery and Preparatory School and follows the co-educational diamond model in the Senior School and Sixth Form. The School consists of a Nursery, Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form.
Canford is a co-educational UK boarding school for pupils aged 13-18. It is nationally recognised for its high quality education, and is also regarded as among the best independent schools in Dorset and in the south of England. Set on a 250 acre campus just outside Wimborne, it offers an inspirational educational setting. Academic achievement is excellent with impressive outcomes.
Sandroyd Prep School, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
Sandroyd is a co-educational boarding school for children aged 2-13 years. It is a wonderfully unique family school, set in an idyllic environment, that ‘prepares’ children in the very broadest sense – offering academic excellence, and so much more. It nurtures a child’s confidence and self-esteem whilst encouraging each individual pupil to fulfill all aspects of their potential: academic, artistic, cultural, sporting and social.
Hanford School for Girls, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
‘This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, girls’ boarding school in the country’ – The Good Schools Guide, 2007
Hanford is something of a Dorset institution. A prep school for girls (age 7-13) since 1947, its distinctive Jacobean manor house, parkland, walled gardens, Grade 1 listed stables, paddocks and tennis/netball courts lend themselves naturally for use as a girls’ school. It feels like the home of a large family and even looks like one with girls not required to wear a uniform, flowers from the garden on the tables, food from the walled gardens in the kitchen and sofas everywhere for girls to relax and read. Horses, riding and animals generally are a particular feature of life here but should not distract from a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance.
Canford is a co-educational UK boarding school for pupils aged 13-18. It is nationally recognised for its high quality education, and is also regarded as among the best independent schools in Dorset and in the south of England. Set on a 250 acre campus just outside Wimborne, it offers an inspirational educational setting. Academic achievement is excellent with impressive outcomes. The school believes that it is the enriching academic and co-curricular education, underpinned by a strong sense of community through excellence in pastoral care and 1-1 tutoring support, that leads to pupils becoming successful young people, with integrity, decency and social responsibility.