Knighton House is an Independent school for girls aged 3 to 13 and boys aged 3 to 7. The school is set in the heart of Dorset and is renowned for being an exceptionally happy school. In the recent ISI Inspection report many areas of school life received the assessment of "excellent" or "outstanding" and it was noted that "The pupils participate in lessons with enthusiasm". Parents give "unstinted praise" to all aspects of the school.
Surrounded by thirty acres of beautiful countryside, Knighton House is a unique school with exceptional qualities. The single sex prep school for girls aged 7 to 13 offers day education and a variety of boarding packages, whilst boys and girls from 3 to 7 are nurtured in the cosy surroundings of the Orchard Pre-prep and a thriving toddler group meets at Knighton House every Thursday morning. Knighton House is renowned for the traditional, happy atmosphere which flows throughout the school. The individual strength of each child is encouraged to shine through. Children are inspired to imagine and explore in their daily learning. This, together with the important building blocks of reading writing and arithmetic, ensures that the girls leave Knighton well prepared for their senior school at the end of year eight. The excellent standard of music at Knighton House is rarely found in a small prep school and the girls are encouraged to perform with confidence. Speech and Drama is a strong part of life at Knighton and girls work eagerly towards their LAMDA exams. As well as the traditional team sports, Knighton House offers riding. Girls eager to bring their own ponies can do so and for many a real passion develops. There is room for smaller pets too and many of the boarders bring their guinea pigs to school too! Knighton is unique country school, where the natural, happy spirit is so evident the moment you step through the front door!