We are a non-selective school, because we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to find their talents. Our role is to help that process, creating an environment in which every pupil thrives.

We are proud of our reputation in Dorset, the South West and beyond as a leading independent school at the forefront of private preparatory education. We have an excellent record of academic success, with an average of 40 per cent of our Year 8s gaining a range of scholarships to a variety of high-quality senior schools.

These achievements are important and we celebrate them throughout our School. But we are also committed to our value-added performance, helping every pupil achieve their full potential during their time at Sherborne Prep.

Ultimately, we regard a pupil’s success as even more personal: it is the capacity of each and every child in our community to become more fully themselves, making ready for a future in which they can achieve everything they want with confidence, joy, and a genuine awareness of the needs of others.