A Sherborne education lasts a lifetime. It forms boys with habits, interests and enthusiasms that stay with them long into the future, shaping their lives and giving them resources to call on in good times and bad.

Our approach to Sport bears this philosophy out. While we are well equipped to bring out the very best in elite sportsmen, and number many brilliant performers in our community, we are just as committed to the participation of every single boy at School.

For us, Sport is a success if a boy finds an activity that he enjoys and will stick with once he leaves School. We want to form habits of healthy living; shaping a commitment to regular exercise because we recognise its importance to both physical and mental wellbeing.

We offer a carousel of Sport for third formers to enjoy, giving them a huge variety of options right from the start of their time at Sherborne. The options include traditional sports like rugby, football, cricket and hockey, as well as activities like squash, fives, clay pigeon shooting and golf.

The diversity of sporting activities taking place on a daily basis in our community is testament to the success of this strategy. As it happens, it also yields very positive results.

Our teams enjoy regular success in competitive fixtures, and we are proud to have some of the country’s best athletes in our midst. We provide the opportunities for them to make the most of their talent, while celebrating the sporting achievements of everyone.

That way, Sport at Sherborne becomes something that everyone can revel in – not just now, but for many years to come.


Building a centre of sporting excellence

The Sherborne Sports Centre has undergone a significant expansion and re-modelling. Completed in January 2024 its provides the following:

  •  Two Sports Halls, one 867 sqm, and one 585 sqm - space for....
    • indoor cricket nets
    • 1 indoor hockey pitch
    • 2 five-a-side pitches
    • 2 basketball courts
    • 8 badminton courts
    • 4 squash courts
    • 1 climbing bouldering area
    • 1 fitness suite
    • 1 sports performance area
    • 2 studios
    • new changing rooms
    • golf simulator.

A note from our Director of Sport...

The opening of the new sports centre has transformed the experiences of our boys and created many more opportunities for them to train and play both on a performance and participation level. All the additional and refurbished facilities with state-of-the-art equipment help create the perfect environment for boys of all ages to enjoy activity and exercise.

It has also been pleasing to see pupils from Sherborne Prep School benefitting from the new building both in PE lessons and for their games programme. We are very grateful for the support of all involved in the project including OS, parents and the many generous donors who have helped to create a superb facility at Sherborne School.

David Guy, Director of Sport

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