Port Regis


Address: Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QA
Website: portregis.com
Founded: 1881
Number of Pupils: 300 (co-ed)
Fees: Pre-Prep £3,530; Prep £6,150–£7,690 (Day), £10,350 (Boarding)
Ages: 2–13
Head Teacher: Mr Titus Mills BA PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Informal interview and assessment.
Contact: Mrs Stephanie Fone, Registrar, 01747 857914
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings are held every term or personal tours are available upon request.

The Curriculum

Our broad academic curriculum is second to none, enabling pupils to meet the challenges of pre-testing, Common Entrance and scholarship examinations. It is also designed to instill a love of learning and inquisitive, independent thinking.

Games & The Arts

The school has an excellent reputation for sport at both team and individual levels. Music, art, design, drama and technology are also very strong and we benefit from outstanding facilities. Dozens more hobbies, clubs and after school activities are also offered.

Pastoral Care

Every child matters at Port Regis and we take the responsibility of caring for all our pupils extremely seriously. We work tirelessly to ensure a nurturing atmosphere in which each child feels secure and happy. Boarding, in all forms, thrives at Port Regis and is rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI. Port Regis has also been selected as a finalist in the Tes ‘Boarding School of the Year’ (2023) Awards and one of our houseparents was recently awarded the BSA Stephen Winkley Award for outstanding service to the boarding house.

Senior Exit Schools

Leavers move on to a wide selection of schools including Eton, Harrow, Radley, Winchester, Marlborough, Oundle, Sherborne Boys & Girls, Canford, Bryanston and Stowe.

Recent Scholarships

27 scholarships in 2023 for academic, music, sport, performing arts, DT, art and all-rounder to schools including Winchester, Harrow, Marlborough, Bryanston, Sherborne and Millfield.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Joy is the cornerstone at Port Regis. We want all our pupils to love coming to school because they know this is a place where they feel affirmed and valued, and part of a cohesive community that places importance on learning, hard work, fun and good manners.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Superb staff providing exemplary teaching and pastoral care.
  • Personalised timetable catering to each individual child.
  • Proven track record of Common Entrance and Scholarship success.
  • Exceptional academic, sporting and musical facilities. 
  • Pupils go on to a wide range of top senior schools.
  • Located within two hours commute of central London and Heathrow.