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

Entry to Senior Schools

Enabling leaders of the future

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity

Entry to Senior Schools

One of our key roles as a preparatory school is to prepare children for their future senior school and to help parents with that choice.  Sherborne Prep prepares boys and girls to enter a broad range of co-educational and single sex senior schools, including Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls with whom we enjoy a close and enduring partnership.  

We suggest that you start considering your child’s future school from Year 4 onwards, and we as a school will make time to discuss options with parents individually.  Increasingly, the senior school admission process starts three or more years before the child reaches thirteen. In certain schools, places are offered even earlier than that.  We advise parents and try to make the process of choice, application, and transfer as smooth as possible. There is constant communication between the Head and the Heads and Registrars of schools to which we regularly send children with whom we have built strong relationships. The Prep has sent children to the following senior schools in the recent past many of whom have gained scholarships, details of these are below:

2020 - Scholarships

RPA Academic & Drama Scholarship King’s College Taunton
OEB Music Scholarship Sherborne School
OJC Academic & Music Exhibition Sherborne School
TKMC Academic Exhibition Sherborne Girls
AWJC Sports Scholarship King’s Bruton
XF Art Scholarship Clayesmore
JHF Academic Scholarship, Music Exhibition & Sherborne Prep Award Sherborne School
JOG Sports Scholarship Sherborne School
JOH DT Scholarship Bryanston
RMH Academic Scholarship Sherborne Girls
FERH Music Scholarship St Mary’s Calne
AJ Music Scholarship Sherborne School
DRL Sports Scholarship Sherborne School
APO Music Exhibition Sherborne School
MRR Academic Exhibition Sherborne Girls
RGS Sports Scholarship Bryanston
WFT Sports Scholarship Sherborne School

2019 - Scholarships

STCA Sports Scholarship Wellington
TJAG Sports Award Sherborne School
JRA Head’s Sports Award Milton Abbey
ESRB All Rounder Scholarship King’s Bruton
HTCC Music Exhibition Sherborne School
GCHF All Rounder Scholarship Milton Abbey
EBH Sports Scholarship Sherborne Girls
JOBH Academic Exhibition Sherborne School
AHHI DT Scholarship Sherborne School
SAHI Head’s Sports Award Milton Abbey
DMP Academic Award Bryanston
AJR Academic Exhibition & Sports Award Sherborne School
LJCR Art Scholarship Clayesmore
CJR Shaw Art & Performing Arts Scholarship Bryanston
EBHS Music Scholarship Leweston
OGRT Academic Scholarship Sherborne School
OAW Academic & Sports Scholarship Stonar
JX Academic Scholarship King’s Bruton
EJSY William Yates Scholarship & Sherborne Prep Award  Sherborne School


Sherborne School
Sherborne Girls
King's Bruton
King's College Taunton
Milton Abbey


Sherborne School
Sherborne Girls
King’s Bruton
King's College Taunton
Wells Cathedral
Milton Abbey

We are always happy to meet with parents to discuss the options – we understand how important the decision is.   Please contact the Head’s PA ( in the first instance, who will be able to make an appointment with the Head who can advise and support your decision making.

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