School Data


Gender Girls
Age 11 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 484 girls
Bursaries Available

Sherborne Girls offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for girls entering at 11+, 13+ and 16+ in the categories of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

Head Teacher: Dr Ruth Sullivan

Open Days & Events

You can either book one of our popular tours or arrange an individual visit. In both cases the visit will include a tour of the School and an opportunity to meet with senior members of staff. To arrange a visit, book via our website or telephone 01935 818224.

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Contact Details

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN

Sherborne Girls is proud to be one of the leading, full-boarding girls’ schools for all-round personal development and academic fulfilment.  We aim to send out into the world girls of character, commitment and compassion who think creatively, choose wisely and have the courage to make a difference. Our unique collaboration with Sherborne School offers the best of both worlds; single-sex education alongside a wealth of joint opportunities.

Head's Welcome

We believe that education shapes our values and our beliefs, preparing us for the future. That is why we are committed to providing an outstanding education to every girl in our community. Our girls are curious, courageous and compassionate. They are 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 to follow.

Dr Ruth Sullivan, BSc, PGCE (Edinburgh); MSc, PhD (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

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Founded in 1899, Sherborne Girls is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is one of the leading, full-boarding girls’ schools for all-round personal development and academic fulfilment.  

Our beautiful location, in an historic Dorset market town, has direct rail links to mainline London stations, with Exeter, Bristol and Southampton airports all within easy reach. Our close proximity and unique collaboration with Sherborne School offers the best of both worlds: single-sex education alongside a wealth of joint opportunities and social normality. And from the moment she joins us, parents can be assured that their daughter will be welcomed into a friendly and caring full-boarding environment where her individual needs are nurtured to ensure she fulfills her potential. 

Our aim is to send into the world girls of character, commitment and compassion who think creatively, choose wisely and have the courage to make a difference. 

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