Sherborne School For Girls
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Sherborne School For Girls

Sherborne Girls
Bradford Rd

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Coordinates50°56?53?N 2°31?41?W / 50.948°N 2.528°W / 50.948; -2.528Coordinates: 50°56?53?N 2°31?41?W / 50.948°N 2.528°W / 50.948; -2.528
TypeIndependent day and boarding school
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FoundersMr and Mrs Kenelm Wingfield Digby
Department for Education URN113919 Tables
HeadDr Ruth Sullivan BSc, PGCE (Edinburgh); MSc, PhD (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Age11 to 18
Former pupilsOld Girls
Sherborne Girls main school building

Sherborne Girls, formally known as Sherborne School for Girls, is an independent day and boarding school for girls, located in Sherborne, North Dorset, England. There were 485 pupils attending in 2019-2020, with over 90 per cent of them living on campus and residing in the seven boarding houses. Recognition for Sherborne Girls has included a double "excellent" rating in its Independent Schools Inspectorate Report[when?] and winning the title Best Public School of The Year at the Tatler Schools Awards 2017/2018.


The school, founded in 1899 by Mr and Mrs Kenelm Wingfield Digby, requires all girls to take English, maths, a science subject, religion and a foreign language. Most girls take nine or ten GCSEs and three or four A Level subjects. Sherborne Girls previously offered the International Baccalaureate programme.

Some subjects at AS/A Level are taught jointly with Sherborne School for boys, under a cooperation scheme between the two schools. Both schools also collaborate in school activities and functions such as theatre productions, specialist societies and social activities.[1]


The house system is based primarily on the boarding houses, as most pupils are boarders. The girls are divided into seven boarding houses regardless of whether they are boarders or day pupils. About 10 per cent are day pupils.[]

There are seven boarding houses on campus:

  • Aldhelmsted East
  • Aldhelmsted West (lower fourth and upper fourth aged 11 to 13)
  • Dun Holme
  • Kenelm
  • Mulliner (upper sixth)
  • Reader Harris (formerly Eahlstan and Thurstan)
  • Wingfield-Digby (formerly Aylmar and Wingfield)


The campus includes Oxley Sports Centre, which opened in 2007, with a six-lane swimming pool, a fitness suite, squash courts, badminton courts, a floodlit Astro Turf hockey pitch, a climbing wall, a bouldering wall, grass pitches and dance studio.

Notable alumnae

In alphabetical order


  1. ^ "Partnership With Sherborne School". Sherborne Girls website. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011.

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