Set in tranquil surroundings and located just off Sherborne’s High Street, Harper is a five-minute walk from School. This gives its residents easy access to the bustling town centre, whilst providing some distance that helps them relax and unwind when not on campus.

Amongst its members, Harper has award holders representing all areas of the curriculum, whose role it is to inspire others to achieve to their potential. Whether boys thrive academically, on the sports field, in Music or Drama or simply because they care about others, their contribution to the community is valued.

As one tours the House, a sense of homeliness radiates from the building. A large common room overlooks the substantial garden, where summer barbecues are frequent events. There is also a games room, a Sixth Form common room, computer suite and a well-stocked library.

Harper provides boys with room to breathe, whilst they strive to fulfil their ambitions, making them proud of their affiliation both to the House and to the wider Sherborne community.

Housemaster: Nicholas Scorer

Harper House Housemaster: Jeremy Wadham

Nick is an Old Shirburnian who started boarding at the age of eight.  He went on to read Chemistry at the University of Oxford and in 2005 he returned to Sherborne as a member of the teaching staff.  He spent four years as Resident Tutor in School House and has been Senior Tutor in the Green for the past five years.  

Nick’s co-curricular involvement is wide-ranging.  He runs the Army section of the CCF, is master-in-charge of Fives, and organises Crossfire, the School’s Christian meeting.  Nick is married to Kate, who teaches History at Sherborne Girls, and they have two daughters, Annie and Tilly.  When he is not teaching, Nick enjoys wild camping, walking on Dartmoor and family bike rides. 

House Staff

  • Assistant Housemaster: Mr D Hackett
  • Housekeeper: Mrs P J Horsey
  • House Matron: Mrs U Grundy-Wheeler
  • Assistant Matron: Miss S Vernon 
  • Resident Tutor: Mr D A Watson
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