Life for young children should be about seizing every opportunity to experience something new, and the wide range of clubs and activities on offer at Sherborne Prep are designed to do just that. In the Pre-Prep there are both lunch time and after school activities such as golf, circus skills, judo, cookery, tennis, recorders, choir, and strings. From Year 3 upwards there is an exciting range of weekday and Saturday morning clubs on offer, including karate, Asian cookery, chess, design tech, clay modelling, crafts, squash, baking, football, fencing, horse riding, bushcraft, golf, tennis, orchestras and vocal groups or instrumental ensembles, website design, LAMDA drama, dance, a wide range of mainstream and unusual sports, debating, history projects... far too many to list!
Unlike many prep schools, we do not have compulsory Saturday morning lessons, but instead run an optional programme of Saturday Activities, where children come into school in their home clothes and can choose three one-hour clubs in which to participate. The list of clubs on offer changes each term to keep it fresh, and most clubs are run by our enthusiastic and talented staff, and are free. Despite the fact attendance is optional, it is extremely popular, and over 95% of children opt to attend. However if you prefer a relaxed Saturday morning, or have family guests, or other commitments, this gives you the flexibility you may need. There are even classes open to parents, such as Beginners' Greek, Italian, or Art for Parents, and each Saturday there is a lecture for Year 7 & 8 children and for parents, given by an outside speaker on unusual and interesting subjects. Recent lectures have included "Is Levitation Possible?", "Leadership - Serve to lead", "The Human Rights Act", "the History of Sail", and "Antiques - for what it's worth".
An example of our Saturday Activities can be found here.