Sherborne Girls is an independent full boarding school founded in 1899. It is situated on a beautiful campus on the western edge of the historic Abbey town of Sherborne and has an excellent academic record combined with first-rate facilities. It aims to give its pupils a broad and balanced academic, physical, social and moral education. The school has an Anglican foundation. Academic results are excellent at GCSE and A Level, with most pupils moving on to top universities.
Dr Ruth Sullivan (Head)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Girls only
Boarding fees per term:
£10,550 to £13,170
Day fees per term:
£7,920 to £10,290
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
838 / 6024
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 11 to 18 (62)
Boarding: 11 to 18 (427)
Sixth Form: (197)
Sherborne Girls offers several scholarships, exhibitions and bursaries for pupils entering the school at 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Scholarships are available in the categories of Academic, Art & Design, Drama, Music and Sport. Candidates will not be awarded more than one scholarship unless the circumstances are exceptional. All scholarships are granted on merit, with a maximum merit award of £3,000.
All awards are tenable throughout a pupil’s time at Sherborne Girls. It is a condition of an award that a pupil completes her Sixth Form education at Sherborne Girls and maintains a high standard of work. Scholarships may be combined with bursarial support.
Pupils wishing to sit for scholarship examinations must be registered for a place at Sherborne Girls.
Bursarial support may be available in cases of demonstrable need. Bursaries are awarded on the receipt of a means-test form and are subject to regular review. Most bursaries are awarded in conjunction with Scholarships and Exhibitions and may increase the total support to as much as 100% in exceptional circumstances.
Military and Foreign Office families are normally eligible for a 10% remission of fees. Families may write to the Bursar to be considered for bursarial help once pupils are registered. Means-test forms will need to be submitted to the Bursar by no later than 7 October for Sixth Form entry, 31 October for 11+ entry, or 28 November for 13+ entry in any year for bursaries to start the following September.
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