Sherborne Schools

With a wealth of schools in the Sherborne area, it can be a minefield to choose which one would be the best option for your children. As a big decision, choosing a Sherborne school is a daunting concept as it will affect the whole family. This is why we’ve collated all of the details to help you choose the right school for you!

Sherborne School List- Primary

All Saints CofE VC Primary School
Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NQ
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“Nurturing hearts; Inspiring minds”

At All Saints, everything is focused on providing the very best learning experiences for the children so that they love their time in school and all of this is underpinned by Christian values and spirituality. As the children grow through our school they are nurtured to build their confidence, knowledge and skills as we celebrate their many accomplishments.

At All Saints, by nurturing hearts and inspiring minds, the school encourages all pupils to shine in everything they do. “Let your light shine” Matthew 5:16

Sherborne Abbey CofE VC Primary School
Lenthay Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6AQ
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“Sherborne Abbey, where learners are valued, cared for and inspired to achieve, while living their lives through Christian values. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Religious and cultural tolerance is constantly promoted through the curriculum and assemblies.”
(Extract from the school’s OFSTED report March 2015)

This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Sherborne Primary School
Harbour Way, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4AJ
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“…committed to educate each pupil to his or her full potential within a happy, secure school environment. High standards of achievement and behaviour are sought from a broad and balanced curriculum taught in an atmosphere which fosters a caring attitude of tolerance and respect between children and their peers, adults and the community.”

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School
Stonyacres, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6LS
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“Our aim is for every child to leave our school fully equipped with the skills and knowledge they will need for the next stage of their life adventure.  We have two ‘therapy dogs’, Honey and Florence, who help us to achieve our aims.

Our aims are underpinned by our ‘Christian Values’ which provide a foundation for our children to develop as responsible citizens within our global society.  As a proud member of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust (SAST), we have a common vision which permeates all areas of school life. We are a fully inclusive Church of England School which welcomes families from all faiths and non-faith traditions as we learn to work together for the betterment of our world.”

St Mary’s CofE VC Primary School
Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6RH
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“At St Mary’s, we can offer you outstanding teaching and learning, excellent behaviour and a warm, safe and friendly Christian ethos where every individual is valued. There is a strong relationship between the school and the Church. The school benefits by making use of the Church for religious events and the Vicar is actively involved in Assemblies. Our most recent inspection by Salisbury Diocese found us to be outstanding in every area!”

Thornford CofE VA Primary School
Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6QY
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

“From their first day in Reception, our children come into a safe, happy learning environment, where they are nurtured. Hard work and a growth mindset are encouraged and there is provision for the children’s individual needs in order for pupils to achieve their potential. They are well-prepared socially and academically for the next stage of their education by our dedicated staff.”

Our School Golden Thread, which is based on Luke 6:31:
“Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.”

Trent Young’s Endowed CofE VA Primary School
Trent, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4SW
Type: Primary  Age Range: 4-11

Our vision for each member of our community stems from Matthew 5:14-16 “Let your light shine.” You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”

Sherborne School List- Secondary

The Gryphon School
Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ
Type: Secondary  Age Range: 11-18

“We are very proud of our school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset. The School became an academy on 1 August 2012. We are a Church of England School, but as the secondary school for all children, our religious character is highly inclusive, embracing those of all faiths and of no faith.”

Sherborne School List- Independent / Boarding

Sherborne Girls (Girls only)
Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN
Type: Independent – Full and Day Boarding Age range: 11-18

“What is life without learning? At Sherborne Girls, we believe that education forms our habits. It shapes our values and our beliefs, preparing us for the future and steering us on our way. That is why we are committed to providing an outstanding education to every girl in our community, helping her write the story of her life.”

Sherborne School (Boys only)
Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP
Type: Independent – Full and Day Boarding Age range: 13-18

“Everyone involved in Sherborne’s community agrees: it is a special place, with an ethos all of its own. But there is more to our distinctiveness than this. We are committed to providing an all-boys, full-boarding, education that is shaped for the twenty-first century. In this way, we create the time and space to nurture our boys’ dispositions and prepare them for the future.”

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