Sherborne School for Girls
Founded in 1899, Sherborne School for Girls provides a rich environment for the development of confident and committed young women who are determined to make significant, positive contributions to society. The development of the critical skills of communication, analytical and creative thinking, leadership and teamwork permeate the curriculum as the girls are encouraged to think for themselves, make informed decisions and acknowledge their accountability as responsible members of society.
Situated on the edge of the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne, the School has extensive grounds with excellent sporting facilities. There are some shared lessons with Sherborne School in the Sixth Form, as well as joint orchestras, choirs, drama productions, societies, extra-curricular activities and social events. For the convenience of parents with sons and daughters, the schools have the same term dates.
Sherborne School for Girls is an academic school whose pupils gain excellent GCSE and A level results. In 1993 93% achieved A*-B grades at GCSE and 81% A-B at A level. However, life at the School is not just about passing exams - extra-curricular activities and sport play a very important part in the life of the girls. There are currently 360 pupils, 92% of whom are full boarders.
Yateley Manor families who are considering entry for their daughters at 13+ are welcome to come to our Open Mornings for an informal look at the School. This year they will be held on Saturday 15 May and Saturday 16 October 2004. There will be talks by the Headmistress, opportunities to meet members of staff and tours of the School guided by pupils. Registration at least 3 years ahead of the entry date is strongly recommended.
Sherborne School for Girls is easily accessible by road and rail. By road it is just off the A30 to the west of the town and by rail Sherborne Station is on the main Waterloo to Exeter St David’s line.