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Sherborne School

Address: Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP
Founded: 1550
Number of Pupils: 559, boys only
Fees: (Per term) Day – £10,474; Boarding- £12,925
Ages: 13–18
Head Teacher: Dr Dominic Luckett, BA, DPhil, FRSA, FHA, FCCT
Religious Affiliation: Based on Christian values
Entrance Procedure: The journey towards a place at Sherborne starts at least two years prior to admission. By the time your son is in year 6, we’d encourage a school visit, followed by completion of a registration form. As he begins year 7, we start to involve him in life at Sherborne. He’ll attend activity days that give him a chance to experience the school first-hand, while parents use the time to connect with senior staff and build relationships with the admissions team. A formal selection day takes place in the January of year 7, after which we make our offers. That gives us ample time to place boys in Houses and begin the process of familiarising them with Sherborne
Contact: 01935 812249
Email: [email protected]

The Curriculum

Everyone deserves a chance to shine, whatever their interests and passions. That is why we deliver a balanced curriculum, where choice is central, and the individual learner is given priority.

Games & The Arts

A Sherborne education feeds mind, body and soul. Thanks to our full-boarding environment, we create regular opportunities for boys to expand their horizons, offering an outstanding breadth and quality of experiences that complement their academic studies and set them up for life.

Pastoral Care

In our full-boarding environment, pastoral care is at the centre of everything. We are committed to the wellbeing of every boy in our community and have wide-ranging systems in place to ensure they receive all the care, support and attention they need to thrive. Pastoral care at Sherborne starts in boarding Houses where the staff know the boys so well they are attuned to differences and work together to respond. They liaise closely with parents, building strong relationships of mutual trust and a shared concern for boys’ wellbeing.

University Places

Most boys will have ambitions for Oxbridge or a Russell Group university.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Sherborne is a school defined by our commitment to the flourishing of every single boy. We are a strong community, in which intellectual inquiry is prized, sporting achievement celebrated, and artistic and musical endeavour deeply valued. We are a community in which kindness and compassion take centre stage. We foster the conditions in which boys learn how to look out for their friends and neighbours, in which they develop habits of consideration and politeness that prepare them for the rest of their lives. We are a community of the future, inspired and empowered by the rich heritage of our past.

Outstanding Characteristics

Founded by King Edward VI in 1550, we are one of just a few full-boarding, all-boys schools in the UK and this, together with our strong partnership with Sherborne Girls, is what makes Sherborne School special. Sherborne is an ideal location, giving the opportunity for all to develop in a secure environment whilst encouraging each boy to become self-reliant, confident and kind. We offer a first-class academic education and aspire for our boys to be empowered to make an impact in the world.

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