Sherborne School for Girls

Senior school for girls, Dorset

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.

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“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.

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Head Dr Ruth Sullivan
School Type Senior school for girls
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 490
Youngest Boarder 11