School House is what you are. That is the motto of Sherborne’s most historic of Houses, located right by the Courts and at the very centre of the campus. The original Old School Room was built in 1606, and remains an important communal area for residents of the House.

But School House’s ethos is about much more than a celebration of heritage. Its motto speaks of a commitment to giving every boy a chance to find his strengths, to pursue his talents, and have his achievements celebrated.

As a result, School House is a happy environment in which boys live alongside each other, showing kindness and concern across year groups and supporting mutual growth. Senior boys take their responsibilities to younger boys very seriously, but the real character of the House is seen in the informal relationships across year groups.

School House is a place of friendship, mutual support and happiness. That is what our boys are. It is why they are proud to belong.


Housemaster: Robert Harris

Educated at Universities of Exeter and Edinburgh, Robert came to Sherborne in 2003 to teach Economics and Business. Robert is married to Briony, who is Head of Learning Support at Sherborne Prep School, they have three sons and a very soppy labradoodle called Marvel.




House Staff

  • Assistant Housemaster: Mr J Crawford
  • Matron: Mrs L Breddy
  • Assistant Matrons: Mrs M Penlington, and Mrs S Woodward
  • Resident Tutor: Mr A Debney
Flickr album: School House June 2023 | Height: auto | Theme: Default | Skin: Default Skin