We believe that academic stretch should be available to every pupil, whatever his interests and enthusiasms. Through inspiring teaching across a range of disciplines, and a flexible timetable, we provide boys with the opportunity to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge, focussing on subjects that fire them up and inspire them.

At the heart of our culture is a shared love of learning. Our teachers are committed to their subjects, and are always ready to take boys to greater depth in their studies. We enjoy impressive examination results, and share in a community of learning, growth and achievement that is profoundly formational. In this way, we instil a love of learning that stays with our boys forever, shaping their future and equipping them for whatever lies in store.

At Sherborne, we:

  • Deliver outstanding teaching that stretches, supports, inspires and stimulates
  • Embody a culture of expectation that encourages each boy to aim high and celebrates the achievements of all
  • Provide a curriculum that delivers breadth and depth, giving boys flexibility and choice and helping them focus their energies to achieve success
  • Use a range of teaching strategies to encourage and facilitate the learning of every boy – giving everyone a chance to thrive
  • Equip boys for the next stage, whether that is university or the world of work
  • Encourage curiosity, collaboration, resilience, self-discipline, imagination and creativity, in an environment where everyone’s talents are valued
  • Provide a full package of pastoral care, so boys have all they need to flourish in their studies
  • Continually develop our teaching practices, ensuring they are able to serve our purposes, and meet the boys’ needs