Societies & Clubs

Diverse opportunities ranging from the debating society and subject-related clubs, to a Masterchef class   ISI Inspection 2015

At Sherborne, we believe personal development takes place through engagement in every aspect of our busy life together. That is why we remain committed to providing a 24/7 boarding experience, so that boys have opportunities in abundance to be formed as men of distinction.

Tutors and Housemasters monitor boys’ participation in co-curricular activities, helping them to pursue interests and hobbies that facilitate their growth as individuals, and their sense of belonging to the wider school community.

We offer a diverse co-curricular programme, which means there is something to suit every taste. Alongside academic societies in every subject area, we provide intellectual and creative pursuits such as bridge, chess, computing, debating, photography, cookery, life drawing, film making, community service, and drama.

Thanks to our easy access to some of the UK’s finest scenery, we provide an extensive range of outdoor activities. In addition to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, we organise regular walking, climbing, kayaking and sailing trips. And when the boys want to explore further afield, we take them to Scotland, the Lake District, Snowdonia and into Europe in search of wild places.

Our boys also take part in the annual “Ten Tors Challenge” on Dartmoor, and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) provides plenty of opportunities to experience the rough and tumble of the great outdoors.

Shirburnians enjoy a vibrant social scene, with events often being held in collaboration with our local girls’ schools. Regular activities include film evenings, discos, and even the occasional black-tie dinner-dance.

In addition to school-wide activities, boys often participate in house co-curricular events. These can include paintballing, swimming, football matches – indeed, anything that stimulates, inspires and motivates boys on their path to growth.

A Selection of our Societies and Clubs

Architecture Society
Athletics Training
Board Games
Cecil Society
Chemistry Club
Chemistry Revision Club
Chemistry Symposium
Classics Society
Code Breaking
Combined Cadet Force – Army, Navy and Royal Marines Sections
Community Service
Confirmation class
Creative Writing
Cricket Seminar
Debating Society
Design and Technology
Entrepreneurs Society
First Aid
Hell’s Kitchen
History Boys
Inter-House Water Polo
Junior History Society
Life Drawing
Photographic Society
Reading Café
Reverend’s Tea and Chat
Sherborne School Newspaper
Sherborne School Radio
Sherborne School TV
Shirburnian Magazine
Spanish in Primary Schools
Swim Training
Ten Tors
Turing Society
Young Enterprise