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




Our community is our strength

Our community is our strength

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity

A home from home

A home from home

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity


Welcome from the Chiappa-Patchings

We offer flexibility in our boarding arrangements, including Full, Weekly, Flexi and Occasional. Whatever your daughter or son needs, we’re happy to provide a package that supports their growth, development and happiness. 

No matter how often they stay, boarders benefit from belonging to a close community in which staff and pupils alike look out for each other and form genuine bonds of affection. The Boarding House is right at the heart of the School, with separate areas for boys and girls. It is a home away from home for our pupils, giving them a place to unwind, play, and enjoy being children. 

Mr Chiappa-Patching leads our Boarding House team. He lives on site with his wife and children and is the first point of contact for children and parents who board. With support from the whole Prep staff, he fosters a warm and homely environment that attends fully to the emotional, physical and intellectual needs of boarders. 

We have carefully considered rules around bedtime to ensure a balance between independence and sleep, ensuring every boarder has what they need to thrive.






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