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Sherborne Preparatory School

Acreman Street, Sherborne, Dorset, England DT9 3NY

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£8685 to £16035
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£21960 to £22980
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£21960 to £22980
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
90Day57
13Full Boarding3
20Weekly Boarding15
123Total75

Number of Staff

Full-time: 19
Part-time: 13

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mr Nick Folland


Sherborne Prep aims to meet the needs of each child as an individual. They are supported by enthusiastic and committed staff but also by each other as a community and family. There is a real warmth and vitality about the School and visitors always comment on the happy children. Children are confident and enquiring and are happy to be learning about the world around them.
Sherborne Prep provides a wide range of opportunities on the academic, creative and sporting front whilst allowing children to be children.
Pupils are successful at reaching the Senior Schools of their choice and the School guides them in their choices.
The Head believes that education should convey a real sense of meaning and purpose and grow open and enquiring minds. Sherborne Prep values imagination, individualism and variety and wants its young people to fulfil their talents wherever they lie.
The Head believes that the School’s teachers are outstanding and have ambitious vision for pupils whom they inspire in their learning, promoting endeavour and interest.
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What we offer

  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Theology
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Astronomy
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • First aid/life savers
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Shooting
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • MLD
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
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Method of Entry

  • Interview
  • This is a non-selective school
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration
  • Scholarship exam
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • CDT
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • All-rounder
  • Sport
  • Means tested scholarships
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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