Sherborne Girls

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.

ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, HMC

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 475

Sherborne Girls fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£12,250 to £14,950

Day fees per term:
£9,600 to £12,250

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
838 / 6024

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (60)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (415)

Sixth Form: (180)

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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.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts

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