Phone +44 1935 812245
Number of students 420
|Religion Church of England|
|Type Independent day and boarding school|
Head Jennifer Dwyer, BEd (Hons) (Cantab)
Founders Mr. and Mrs. Kenelm Wingfield Digby
Location Bradford Rd Sherborne Dorset DT9 3QN England
Address Bradford Rd, Sherborne DT9 3QN, UK
Sherborne Girls, formally known as Sherborne School for Girls, is an independent day and boarding school for girls. Located in Sherborne, North Dorset, England. The school was founded in 1899 by Mr. and Mrs. Kenelm Wingfield Digby. There are currently 460 pupils attending Sherborne Girls, with over 90 percent of students living on campus and residing in the seven boarding houses.
All girls are required to take English, Maths, a Science subject, Religion and a Foreign Language. Most girls take nine to ten GCSEs and three to four A Level subjects. Sherborne Girls also offers the International Baccalaureate programme. Some subjects at AS/A Level are taught jointly with Sherborne School as part of the co-operation between the two schools.
Both schools also collaborate in various school activities and functions such as theatre productions, joint societies and social activities.
The house system is primarily based on the boarding houses as most girls are boarders. The girls are divided into seven boarding houses regardless of whether they are boarding or day pupils. Approximately 10% are day pupils but they are fully integrated and encouraged to participate in weekend activities.
There are seven boarding houses on campus:
The campus includes Oxley Sports centre, which opened in 2007 with a six lane swimming pool, fully equipped fitness suite, squash courts, badminton courts, a floodlit Astro Turf hockey pitch, climbing wall, bouldering wall, grass pitches and dance studio.