There are a number of shooting programmes available to our boys, including both Clay Shooting and Target/Range Shooting.


Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon shooting is a regular Thursday afternoon activity throughout the year for students to join regardless of their age or ability. Coaching is held at Mendip Shooting Ground near Wells involving a variety of sporting layouts of different difficulties. The coaching is also there to help develop all aspects of teamwork required for competitions.

In the calendar are two major multi school competitions, hosted by Millfield (at Mendip Shooting Ground) and Marlborough School (at Barbury Shooting School) respectively, in Michaelmas Term each year. We also organise a few friendly fixtures against other schools during each term.

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Target/Range Shooting

Target Shooting takes place on several afternoons each week at the School’s own indoor 25m range. Our experienced coaches ensure that boys are given tailored guidance to help them progress in confidence and competence, whatever their level of experience and ambition in the sport: whether a boy’s aim is simply to learn to shoot safely and accurately, or to master the ins and outs of sling supports, sighting adjustments, and participating in team competitions, Sherborne’s indoor .22 rifle shooting programme will provide a safe and supportive environment for his development. For those who aspire to represent Sherborne in competition, fixtures in which boys can participate include shoots against other schools, and larger competitions at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley.