An outstanding education is a wonderful thing, but at Sherborne Prep we firmly believe that it is not enough, and we strive in all we do to instil in our children the six core values to which we, the staff, subscribe:
At Sherborne Prep School we aim to meet the needs of each child as an individual and they are supported not only by the enthusiastic and committed staff but also by each other as a community and family. There is a real warmth and vitality about the School and visitors always comment on the happy children. When you visit you will see confident enquiring children, happy to be learning about the world around them. They will be keen to speak to you and show you what they are doing. You will also see for yourself the variety and excellence of our staff. We provide a wide range of opportunities on the academic, creative and sporting fronts whilst allowing children to be children. Consistently, all our pupils are successful at reaching the Senior Schools of their choice and leave feeling delighted in their many achievements. Over the last four years 38% Sherborne Prep pupils have won scholarships and awards to their chosen senior schools!
Such things are admirable, but we aim to provide more. We believe that education should convey a real sense of meaning, purpose and develop open and enquiring minds. We value imagination, individualism and variety and we want our young people to fulfil their talents wherever they lie. At Sherborne Prep, we seek to foster a lifetime's love of learning through a rich and varied curriculum in a stimulating environment.
Thank goodness that the Prep, with all its foibles and idiosyncracies remains an island of calm and good sense in an uncertain world - or so we like to believe...