We provide a warm and secure environment for your son or daughter, a home from home, to allow students to grow and succeed.
All students live in one of our boarding houses, normally in single or double bedrooms, with staff always on hand to ensure the welfare of students.
Outside of study time, there are numerous activities available, including sport, music, cookery and dance or simply playing games with friends. Students can also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Weekend excursions include going to the cinema or bowling, or trips to interesting local places such as Bath or Exeter.
Girls and boys live in separate boarding houses and most have a single or double bedroom, with a few junior girls being allocated a four-bedded room. Where rooms are shared, we aim to ensure room mates speak different languages to encourage communication in English at all times. All students have a comfortable bed, a desk for study and a secure locker.
All boarding houses have WiFi and common rooms with TVs, DVD players and games consoles, allowing students to relax with friends during evenings and weekends. Desktop computers are also available with access to printers.
Our boarding houses also have small kitchens where students can make drinks and snacks.
Videos of Westcott, Mowat and Grosvenor boarding houses
As part of our partnership with Sherborne School, our students have access to outstanding sports facilities, including the large outdoor sports fields for football and cricket shown in the video below.
Students are allocated into teams or ‘houses’ within the School and these teams play against each other in various sports competitions during the year. School teams also play against other schools. You can view all fixtures and results.
Our students also use the fabulous indoor swimming pool, gym and indoor courts for badminton, basketball and volleyball at Sherborne Sports Centre.
Our sports teachers provide ongoing coaching to students to help them improve their performance and enjoyment of all sports offered.
The choice of activities changes from term to term and includes futsal, fitness club, snooker/pool club, cookery and dance.
There are also a number of whole school excursions and trips, supported and supervised by our boarding house staff. These include going to watch local sports teams, ten pin bowling, the cinema or doing some shopping.
Excursions to places of local interest such as Bath and Salisbury often take place on Saturdays during the autumn and spring terms.
Saturday evenings are for relaxation and spending time with friends. Students can watch a film on the big screen in the Greenfield Hall, order a take away or make use of the games consoles, table games and libraries in their boarding houses.
On Sundays, junior students often have the chance to learn crafts, do some cookery or play games, whilst activities for older students include running club, badminton, table tennis and swimming.
Sherborne International music concerts, drama productions and inter-house sports tournaments also take place at weekends throughout the year. Students can attend to watch their friends or take part themselves. They can also attend various events such as concerts at Sherborne Boys and Sherborne Girls schools.