Dair House School

Independent school for boys and girls aged 3 - 11



‘Pupils display high levels of self-confidence and independence from an early age’. Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, November 2019.


Dair House School is a co-educational, independent prep school and nursery in Farnham Royal, South Buckinghamshire, for children from rising threes to eleven years old. Our Infant and Junior School attracts families from surrounding areas such as Farnham Common, Slough, Gerrard’s Cross, Wooburn Green, Denham, Stoke Poges, Fulmer and further afield in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

In 2022, we will be celebrating our 90th anniversary, and for all of our 90 years we have always placed the individual needs of each child and family at the centre of our planning. As we are a small school, with excellent staff to pupil ratios (on average, ten children to one teacher), we are able to be flexible and can adjust our teaching and care to suit the individual learning characteristics of our children, which sets us apart from other schools. We believe this leads the children onto a successful journey after their 11+ assessments, many of which are awarded scholarships.

We are a highly supportive school in which all children are encouraged to tackle new challenges and learn from their mistakes. We believe strongly that children really thrive in our highly caring and positive environment, where effort is as important as achievement.

Since our last Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection in November 2019, where we were graded as excellent in Pupils’ Personal Development and Pupils’ Academic Achievement, the world has greatly changed due to the impact of Covid-19.

We have recognised the urgent need to help young children recover from the impact of the lockdowns by increasing the length of our school day to incorporate for all age groups. ‘Dair to Go Wild!’ a version of Forest School.

We are also seeking to further enhance the formidable computer skills developed by all our children during our online learning. With this in mind, we aim to work more closely with Microsoft and become a beacon school.

I do hope you will be able to visit Dair House and enjoy the happy, friendly atmosphere.

Our Kindness Cup presentation during our Wednesday assemblies to recognise particular kindness or good manners, is a must see event!


Terry Wintle, Headmaster

Terry Wintle, Headmaster
Terry Wintle, Headmaster

Latest School Events

Inset Day05Sep2022

Inset Day06Sep2022

Children Return to School07Sep2022

House Winners Non-Uniform Day: St Patrick09Sep2022

Clubs Start12Sep2022

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