Sherborne School for Girls

Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls, two leading independent schools located alongside one another in a welcoming Dorset town, have formed a strong partnership under the ethos of ‘Separate yet together.’ This relationship makes the schools unique, offering a very different kind of single-sex education in which pupils have the benefit of single-sex classrooms and boarding houses, but also have far greater access to joint activities across music, sport, clubs, and social opportunities than they otherwise would.


Sherborne Girls, founded in 1898, is a vibrant full-boarding community educating just under 500 girls aged 11 to 18, from a variety of countries around the world. It has a junior boarding house for years 7 and 8, five mixed-age boarding houses and a dedicated house for Upper Sixth girls.

“Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls offer the best of both worlds, single-sex education with a unique partnership; Separate, yet together.”

Sherborne pupils are kind and compassionate and we aspire for our boys and girls to make their mark on the wider world. The Sherborne Schools offer a first-class academic education; through inspiring teaching, we engage and guide each pupil to pursue academic excellence and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. Sherborne is a strong community and lies in the beautiful Dorset countryside with a direct train to and from London Waterloo.

Sherborne School for Girls image 1
Sherborne School for Girls image 2
Sherborne School for Girls image 3
Enquire about: Sherborne School for Girls
Can't make it out? change the code
HeadDr Ruth Sullivan
School TypeSenior school for girls
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£.00 per term
Forces Discount10% for those in receipt of CEA
Total Students490
Youngest Boarder11
Senior Boarders437
Closest Airport 1Bristol (65km)
Closest Airport 2Southampton (95km)