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

Co-curricular FAQ

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Co-curricular FAQ

A busy part of the School as we run over 100 different activities through a normal week in addition to specialist art, drama, music and sport teaching!  If you have any further questions about our co-curricular provision, Huw Thomas our Director of Operations and Co-curricular would be delighted to answer them:

If your question is thematic specific, the leads are:

How often will my child be involved in a drama production?

Each year group puts on a drama production every year, except Pre-prep who enjoy two annual productions!  In Year 8, the scholars quite often put on a Shakespeare production enjoyed outdoors with a glass or two of fizz and a picnic, and all leavers put on a production to mark their departure!

Do you have individual music lessons?

About 70% of our children take individual music lessons.  We teach the full orchestra of instruments including percussion.  Our inspirational Director of Music would be delighted to help and advise your child to pick an appropriate instrument.

What is Enrichment and when does it take place?

Our broad Enrichment programme provides breadth and texture to your child’s learning.  It happens every night for years 3 to 8 from 5pm to 6pm and can be booked through SOCS

How often will my child play sport?

Lots!  In the prep, every child has PE or sport four days a week and swimming once a week.  There are oodles of sporting fixtures with children playing competitive sport most weeks – we start to introduce the occasional fixture from year 2.  Pre-prep enjoy two sports lessons a week, a dance lesson and a swimming lesson.

How often do you have concerts?

Individual recitals are held most weeks.  We hold concerts every term with a finale in the marquee for Prizegiving.  Pimms, bunting and jazz – you cannot get more British…

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