'The prize is a fair one, and the hope great.'
What is life without learning? At Sherborne Girls, we believe that education forms our habits. It shapes our values and our beliefs, preparing us for the future and steering us on our way. That is why we are committed to providing an outstanding education to every girl in our community. From the moment she joins us, every pupil is welcomed into a friendly and compassionate full-boarding environment where her individual strengths, talents and interests are nurtured.
We don’t believe in hothousing. But we do believe in helping every girl to find her niche. We provide plentiful, diverse, and challenging opportunities across every facet of education, including rigorous academic study, an array of co-curricular activities, sport for everyone, and a shared commitment to pastoral care, personal flourishing and Christian values. Through this, our girls become inquisitive, aspirational, spiritually mature, and kind. They are made ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, with a clear sense of ambition and the personal qualities to succeed in whatever path they choose.
Meet one of our girls and you will instantly discern the way our distinctive ethos is embodied. You will encounter someone who is thoughtful, engaged, courteous and generous: someone possessing a rare blend of self-belief and humility, who is ready to thrive in the modern world. This is what it means to help our pupils realise their potential. It is what it means to take girls out of their comfort zones and encourage them to try new things. It is what it means to foster a spirit of adventure, leadership and perseverance, to promote personal development in the context of a vibrant community, and to celebrate our achievements, both as individuals and as a school.