There is plenty to do during the week and additional activities are offered at weekends
ISI Inspection 2015
Thanks to our commitment to providing a full-time boarding experience, weekends are a time of great activity at Sherborne.
Saturday morning begins with lessons, followed by the weekly Whole-School Lecture. This is usually delivered by someone outside the school – we’ve had explorers, mountaineers, athletes, academics and business people – and serves to inspire the boys with the abundant possibility of life outside and beyond Sherborne.
Saturday afternoons are given over to the school’s extensive sports programme, in which every boy has a chance to participate, before they gather in houses for Assembly in the evening. Supper is followed by a programme of social activities. Many of these events are run in conjunction with local girls' schools, giving the boys an opportunity to form a wider circle of acquaintances.
On Sunday mornings, breakfast is followed by quiet time in Houses, during which boys catch up with work and reading. Various trips take place on Sundays, including outdoor activities like kayaking and climbing, and visits to football matches or to the cinema.
Inter-house competitions are scheduled for Sunday afternoons as well as during the week, in activities as diverse as debating, football and singing. In short, if it’s possible to compete at something, the Houses will probably do so!
The whole school comes together on Sunday evening for a service in the Abbey. This is a time to reflect together on our corporate life before the start of another week.
Deputy Head (Pastoral)