Sherborne School


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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Boys
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 551 (Boys) 0 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 13 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1550

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Dr Dominic Luckett

Sherborne School
Abbey Road

[t]: 01935 810403

Location Description

Sherborne School is situated in the thriving market town of Sherborne, Dorset, with its beautiful Abbey and surrounding glorious countryside. It is within walking distance of the mainline train station between Exeter and London Waterloo and is approximately two hours and twenty minutes from London by road or rail. High-speed trains from Paris and Brussels to London, and international flights from New York to Bristol, provide easy global connections. Other nearby airports include Southampton, Bournemouth and Exeter.

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School News

Sherborne independent boys boarding school Dorset

The whole School fell silent as we honoured those who gave so much in the two World Wars and later conflicts. As is custom we

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held our own Act of Remembrance in the Courts where all boys and staff joined together with a due sense of importance.

On Sunday, Reverend Nicholas Mercer, led a moving service in the Chapel and this was followed by Sherborne’s Remembrance Sunday Parade. Tom Ackerman Ferreira (U6d), Head of CCF, had the privilege of acting as standard-bearer as he led the parade down Cheap Street to the Abbey.

In the Oliver Holt gallery there was the opportunity to decorate a wall with poppies. Boys were encouraged to sign the name of a loved one, or write a message next to their poppy design.

Despite being on a trip for the weekend a small group of boys also found a way to pay their respects by planting crosses at a Remembrance in the Mountains service.

Sherborne School can say, with all sincerity, that ‘we will remember them.’

We are delighted to congratulate this year’s Upper Sixth, who have achieved the School’s best ever A level results, including 16% graded A*, 52% A*

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to A, and 78% at A* to B. More than a quarter of the year group secured straight A* and A grades, with 28% of the boys achieving this distinction, another School record.

Among the many highly impressive individual performances were the three A*s achieved by Noah Chillingworth (m) and Harry Reynolds (e); the three A*s and one A obtained by Max Vinycomb (f); and the sweep of four straight A*s awarded to Oliver Rose (f).
Special congratulations are also due to Chris Bocz (f), Charles Howard (c), Edward Pyman (e), Oliver Rose (f) and Archie Wing (e), each of whom gained the grades needed to confirm their Oxbridge offers. Others, meanwhile, are preparing to head off to other leading universities including Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, LSE and Imperial College.

The Headmaster, Dr Dominic Luckett, expressed his delight, commenting:
‘These exceptional results reflect the talent, commitment and dedication of the boys and those who taught them. The boys’ success is the result of sustained hard work and a real appetite for intellectual challenge and achievement. The results are all the more impressive in view of the extraordinary range of sporting, artistic and other successes achieved by this tremendously talented group of boys. I am very proud of every single one of them and they deserve our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future as they embark on their university careers.’

On Thursday 8th November seven students from Sherborne School visited the Supreme Court in London. The students were part of the Law enrichment class which

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is now being provided for the Lower Sixth as well as two members of the Amnesty International Group.

On arrival, the students were given a tour of the Supreme Court before sitting in on proceedings in Court 3 to watch the case of Belhaj v Straw and others UKSC 2014/0264. They were privileged to hear a legal exchange between Lord Neuberger and James Eadie QC as well as counsel for the UN Rapporteur on torture.

During the lunch break, Martin Chamberlain QC and Emily Hindle for Redress kindly answered questions from the students about the case.

By Reverend Nicholas Mercer
Assistant Chaplain

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