News and updates from Sherborne School for Girls

Martyn Pape, Bright World Local Coordinator for Dorset, recently paid a visit to Sherborne School for Girls, to catch up on the latest news from the school and talk to staff about our guardianship service. 

Sherborne School for Girls is a well-established and successful independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18, which offers a full curriculum across all year groups. The school has a total of 479 girls and a high proportion of British students. International students, which make up only 10% of overall boarders, hail from a diverse mixture of 19 different countries including: mainland China and Hong Kong, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Spain. 


A diverse boarding experience 

Boarding at Sherborne Girls is split into seven boarding houses, Almstead East and West, Dun Holme, Kenelm, Wingfield Digby, Reader Harris & Mulliner. Girls are encouraged to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. Boarding at Sherborne Girls enables students to get the most out of their time at the school. The house staff are all highly experienced and dedicated and always happy to offer help and support. 


New facilities  

The Bright World partner school has made a considerable investment recently of £2.5 million, to create a new and state of the art music block. This includes a new concert hall, teaching rooms and rehearsal and practice booths. The new facilities officially opened this month, with a performance in the concert hall by the National Concert Orchestra. Alongside this new development, the Drama block has also been extensively refurbished. 

Coding is on the agenda  

Sherborne School for Girls has also made recent updates to the computer science curriculum, which now includes a greater focus on coding. They have also brought in a new technology policy, which encourages students to take their iPad to lessons as a learning aid. 


Another interesting update is the rise in the number of Sherborne Girls students that have opted to study the IB (International Baccalaureate) rather than the traditional A level programme in the sixth form. 


Apply to Sherborne School for Girls with Bright World


The Bright world placement service is free of charge and we will guide you through the application process from initial approach, to acceptance of a place. We will require school reports, a school reference, and a personal statement written by the student. Schools normally like to see a student’s level of written English and find out a bit more about their hobbies, interests and motivation to study in the UK. 


If you would like more information about Sherborne School for Girls, or you need help with applying for a place please enquire now for more information. We also work with Sherborne School for Boys, an all-boys school and Sherborne International School. 


Guardianship at Sherborne School for Girls


Bright World also offers a leading guardianship service to students at Sherborne School for Girls. We have great host families in the Dorset area and can also arrange transfers to the college from any UK airport. All of our host families and drivers are fully screened, ensuring your child's safety. For more information on our guardianship service and to apply for guardianship please contact us today 

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