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Sport has a high-ish profile now at Sherborne and girls’ teams are definitely up with the best in Dorset. They are old hands at the increasingly popular lacrosse and have hosted ELA lacrosse finals for 1st and U15 teams throughout UK. The undoubted advantage of an all boys' school in the same small market town means the girls can share entertainment and have sensible and reasonably safe access to town life, a situation envied by similar girls-only schools in the area. Younger girls can go…

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What the school says...

Co-operation with Sherborne School, including some joint A levels, joint orchestra, choir and drama and the same term dates. The challenging IB is now on offer alongside A levels. There are excellent direct transport links from London to Sherborne.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking History of Art at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Independent School (Edexcel Certificates)
  • Best performance by Girls taking ESOL at an English Independent School (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Independent School (Edexcel Certificates)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Textiles Technology at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since September 2018, Dr Ruth Sullivan, previously deputy master (sic) at Haileybury. Educated at City of London Girls and Sherborne Girls, she has a geography degree from Edinburgh and a PGCE from Moray House (Edinburgh), a masters in population and health and a PhD in non-communicable epidemiology, both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her first teaching job was at St John's Leatherhead, where she was head of outdoor pursuits and a housemistress as well as teaching geography; she moved to Glenalmond (head of geography) then queen's School Chester (head of sixth form) before joining Haileybury as acting head of geography.

Ruth coaches netball, is a qualified MLTB mountain leader, a computer software trainer and has taken numerous Duke of Edinburgh gold award expeditions to such places...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Roughly 10 per cent of pupils have ESL lessons and 12 per cent have mild SEN. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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