Sherborne Prep is an independent co-educational day and boarding School for children aged 3 - 13 in Dorset

Admissions Process Explained

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Admissions Process Explained

We try to make the Admissions process as easy as possible for families.


After your initial enquiry with us, we encourage you to visit the Prep to get a real sense of our ethos and all we have to offer the children here. We hold a variety of Open Events throughout the year but are delighted to welcome you on an individual visit to the school where you can meet the Head and have a tour of the school. We try to be as flexible as possible regarding dates and times to fit around busy, family lives. 


Once you have visited, we ask you to register your formal interest with us by completing a Registration Form and paying our £50 Registration Fee. 


In the term before your child is set to join us, we ask you to confirm your place at the Prep by completing an Acceptance Form and paying a Deposit for children joining from Year 3 upwards. Once we have received these, then your child’s place at the Prep will be secure. 


We encourage children to join us on a taster day in the term before they start with us so they can familiarise themselves with the school. The children come in and enjoy a normal school day with us so they can start making friends and getting to know our staff. 


Throughout the process, we work at a pace that suits you and your child, building a relationship with you along the way and answering any questions you may have. 


Please do speak to us to find out more. 

Come and visit

You’re always welcome to visit Sherborne Prep and learn more about our distinctive community and historic location. To book an appointment, please click on the button below.

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International pupils at Sherborne Prep School

We welcome applications from all over the world, celebrating a diverse community of mutual learning and growth and ensuring appropriate balance in our pupil population. Our Admissions Team can advise about visa requirements, including for EU/EEA pupils post-Brexit. Please contact us for guidance. 

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