Admissions to Sherborne School
The majority of pupils join Sherborne at the start of year 9 (aged 13 rising 14), although a small number will be admitted at the start of year 10 and a further group for the beginning of the Sixth Form course in year 12. Entry to The School in the middle of an academic year is not usually possible.
Some pupils will be registered for Sherborne from a very early age, others leave it until closer to the pupil's actual year of enrolment. A waiting list will often operate for one or two years before enrolment and so it is advisable to make arrangements before this. There are eight houses at Sherborne and early visits and registration will make it more likely that families will be able to express a preference for a particular house.
For year 9 entry, pupils will either sit Common Entrance in the summer term of year 8 or our own Scholarship Exams in the Easter term of the same year. For pupils who have not been in the UK prep school system other entrance exams are available to be taken by arrangement.
For Lower Sixth Form entry there is also a scholarship as well as non-scholarship route available.
Please follow links to find out more. Alternatively contact the admissions department, any member of our team will be delighted to spend some time discussing our admissions procedures and booking a convenient time for you to come and visit us. T: 01935 810403 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read the Sherborne School Admissions Policy, please click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sherborne.
Registration forms are available to download. Applicants may complete and return to the admissions department by post with any required additional documentation and payments.
Please send completed forms to: Jim Massey, Director of Admissions and Marketing, Sherborne School, Abbey Road, Dorset DT9 3AP