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Sherborne School

Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, England DT9 3AP

Private School (Fee Paying) Boys 13 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

Sherborne School is an HMC independent full boarding and day School for boys aged 13-18 in Dorset.

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Word From The Head

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Dr Dominic Luckett

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.

A full-boarding experience
The value of our full-boarding environment is immeasurable. It gives us space to breathe, enabling boys to find and pursue their passions. It allows our academic programmes to be delivered with richness and variety, using first-rate facilities and led by inspiring teachers who give that bit extra to support the pupils and feed their enthusiasms.

Perhaps the most significant feature of our shared life is the strength of community that exists here. Boys look out for each other, across the year groups. They long for mutual flourishing and growth. They are valued members of the wider town community, renowned for their courtesy and good manners. They are our ambassadors: in their very ways of being, they show the value of a Sherborne education.

A world of experience
That education involves academic stretch, in a wide variety of disciplines. It involves an encouragement to exercise, to find a sport that is enjoyed, the practice of which stays with boys long into adulthood. It involves a deep valuing of creativity, of music and drama, art and design. It involves a way of life, habituated over the years, in which boys grow into the people they aspire to be.

Such growth is focused on Boarding Houses. They become a home from home, a place of fellowship and support. They participate in the ethos of the whole School, shaping boys to live successfully in community and value everyone’s achievements.

In these ways, Sherborne establishes a culture that I find inspiring. When I see our boys, observing what they become during their time here, I am struck by a sense of profound excitement. These boys are the future, and it looks bright.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Geology
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Law
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Polo
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Diplomatic Children
    • Expatriate Children
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Rail Services
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets


    • Assessment
    • Bursaries
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Art
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Financial Assistance
    • All-rounder
    • Scholarships - Other
    • Sixth Form
    • Sport
    • All denominations welcome
    • Church of England
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range13 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£31800 to £31800
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£40125 to £40125
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      564Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 0
      Part-time: 0

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University