Why Sherborne?

Sherborne provides an outstanding all-boys boarding education in a community based on Christian values. By supporting and challenging every boy, we ensure that each has the opportunity and confidence to excel.

The boys achievements and learning are enabled by an excellent curriculum and programme of activities, and by good teaching which frequently provides rigour and challenge, and promotes critical thinking skills and independent learning 

ISI Inspection 2015

Sherborne has been educating boys for more than 460 years. That means our school is part of a living heritage that stretches back for generations, providing a unique combination of distinctive features:

  • A full-boarding environment, where boys live, work, and study together seven days a week during term time. That generates a sense of community and purpose, and ensures there is plenty of time away from the classroom for boys to play, reflect, socialise, and develop their talents
  • An all-boys education, free from the distractions and pressures of a co-educational setting. Sherborne boys are allowed to be boys – something that we believe is essential to their growth
  • A unique location in a beautiful market town that is peaceful and safe, without being sleepy, and has excellent transport links to London
  • A strong partnership with Sherborne Girls, meaning our boys can socialise with girls and occasionally study alongside them, while enjoying the benefits of a single-sex education
  • Outstanding opportunities to excel, whether academically or in co-curricular activities. We are ambitious for our boys: with our help, they go on to achieve great things




Boys have a strong sense of justice and service. The School provides excellent support and guidance for boys  
ISI Inspection 2015