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Sherborne is a unique and outstanding centre for learning. The historic town is home to Sherborne Prep, Sherborne SchoolSherborne Girls and Sherborne International. It has the benefits of a safe, rural community with easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick and Bristol airports. There is an excellent direct mainline train service to London Waterloo.

With an abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey (which all the schools use for their services and concerts), picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, Sherborne has much to offer pupils and visitors alike.  The small and beautiful town benefits from many  specialist and independent retailers and has a delightful shopping centre with a large choice of handcrafted goods, elegant fashions, and cafes. It has also become an important town in the region for Art and Antique Dealers. The Sherborne Abbey Festival is the highlight of the town's musical calendar, and the Sherborne Literary Festival also adds much to the town. 

The Prep, combined with the local senior independent schools, offers an ideal location for excellent private education in Dorset, and also draws in day pupils from Somerset, Wiltshire and the South West. The Prep has been described as "worth moving house for", and a steady flow of families join the Prep from London schools, and enjoy the country feel of the school within the town setting.  The delightful town centre and the safe feel of the town also make it an ideal place for boarders to enjoy a little weekend trip with house staff.

If you are looking for a private school in England or the South West, come and see what Sherborne has to offer.


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