Welcome to Dumpton School

We are an Ofsted 'Outstanding' and ISI 'Excellent' co-educational Pre-Prep and Prep School in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Choosing the right school for your child is a major decision, so we hope you can take time to

visit us and experience the Dumpton atmosphere for yourself. We promise you a very warm welcome!

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Programme of Events

  • Inspiring film by pupils at Dumpton School

    10 July 2017

    10 July 2017

    The Year 7 and 8 pupils at Dumpton School have been extra busy this year starring in, filming, producing and editing their own full-length feature film.

    The film, called 'Under', was inspired by the real-life story of Tyneham Village, near Kimmeridge, purchased by the MoD during WW2. The Villagers were asked to leave and, despite promises to the contrary, were never allowed back there to live. Tyneham is largely in ruins, although some buildings have been rebuilt to act as a museum and seem almost as if the villagers have only just left. It is now very carefully tended by the MoD.

    The story deals with a fictional community who move underground after being asked to leave their homes to hand them over to the military. Their leaders and elder councillors decide they should stay there, even though they know the land above is safe to return to after the end of WW2. The secret is kept by each successive generation of leaders until, 75 years after the first vill...