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We attended a Friday morning assembly in the cathedral, complete with Canon Ed giving the address, readings by pupils, rousing hymns and a young boy invited to light a candle for advent. ‘Even if you have no religion you can’t resist this,’ whispered a parent. We met loads of pupils as they filed in and they were charming, polite, smiley and fun. A group of boy choristers arrived in their distinctive long black cloaks and a year 7 girl sweetly told us that her mother had chosen the school after reading The Good Schools Guide. ‘So, thank you,’ she smiled… 

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What the school says...

Salisbury Cathedral School offers 'all round inspiration' to happy, confident children. It is not only home to the Cathedral choirs but to many children with a huge range of interests and talents in other areas.

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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Interim head

Since January 2024, Sophie Baber, previously head of Brookham School in Hampshire.

From September 2024, Sally Moulton, currently head of Yarrells School and Nursery in Poole, will be the head. During her career she has worked in senior and prep schools (day and boarding) in the independent and maintained sectors, including Talbot Health, Clayesmore and Kenton Prep School in Nairobi.


The school is non-selective and children start at a variety of ages. Applicants are invited to taster days to ensure it’s the right school for them. Day pupils are mostly local although choristers and boarders often come from further afield. Boarding numbers include some forces children, Spanish youngsters who join for one or two years and, pre-Covid, two or three South African exchange pupils. The school is 50:50 boys and girls....

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