About us

Sherborne Prep is a leading independent day and boarding school, welcoming girls and boys from 2 years to 13 years old (boarding from 7-13 years old). The school is five minutes’ walk from the centre of the thriving town of Sherborne and sits in 12 acres of beautiful grounds. Sherborne Prep enjoys excellent transport links with a direct train to London Waterloo and several nearby airports.

About the school

As a co-educational independent school the curriculum is broad, varied and stimulating with specialist teachers supporting and stretching pupils within sport, languages and music and the school runs the Physical Literacy (FMS) programme, placing importance upon an active and healthy lifestyle. The strong academic programme is supported by outdoor learning within a 22 acre site in Sherborne Castle ground.

Sherborne Prep merged with Sherborne School on 1 April 2021, becoming part of Sherborne School Group, sitting with Sherborne School and Sherborne International under the same governance. Dr Dominic Luckett is CEO of the Sherborne Group. Mrs Natalie Bone has been appointed Head of Sherborne Prep School from September 2021.

The school’s Dragon values are perseverance, honesty, kindness, generosity, awareness and independence. These values are embedded within the school and reinforced through academic schemes of work and pastoral systems.

Most pupils join in pre-prep or Year 3 but children are welcome to join all year groups, providing space is available. Scholarships are available and boarding starts from Year 3 with most pupils moving onto well-known independent senior schools including the well-known Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls. On average 40% gain scholarships to their chosen future school.

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