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Past Pupils

We always enjoy hearing what our ex-pupils have done after leaving us, and we thought we would share with you what some of them have gone on to achieve.  We like to think that the foundations we lay at The Dawnay go a long way to preparing them for later success.

A former pupil:

“At The Dawnay, I was never told that I couldn’t achieve something; it was always possible. Thanks to that support and attitude, which I have carried through with me to this day, I became head boy at The Howard of Effingham, chairman of my Explorer Scout unit and chairman of my university tennis club.”

From a Dad:

“My two lads were at the Dawnay and both of them thoroughly enjoyed their time there, making the most of many sporting, musical and drama opportunities, as well as getting a strong academic grounding. My oldest went to the Howard and has just completed his GCSE’s. He is now studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A Level.  He continued to play Rugby and has been a qualified ref for two years now. He has also just got a distinction in his grade 8 Euphonium. My youngest has just joined the Howard and is flourishing academically and has represented Surrey at athletics and cross country – both things he enjoyed at The Dawnay. He has also continued his music with playing the guitar and ukulele.”

From a Mum:

“My daughter joined The Dawnay in year three from a local infant school.  We had struggled to choose between the many good local junior schools, but ultimately decided that The Dawnay values and ethos fitted well with our own family values.  When she started she wasn’t very confident in herself or her abilities.  But the end of year 6 we got back a much more confident girl who had learned how to form good relationships with her peers and adults too.  She achieved strong level 5 results and had had fun in the process!She is now studying for A-Levels at Reigate College, where she was one of four Howard students to receive an unconditional offer.  The college was vastly oversubscribed with 10,000 applicants for 900 places.  One of the other four was also an ex-Dawnay pupil, so that’s a pretty impressive result in my book!”

We hope these stories inspire you.