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Sherborne Girls and all-boys Sherborne School market themselves as ‘separate, yet together’ and parents reckon pupils get the best of both worlds here – lessons in a single-sex environment and co-curricular activities, music, sport, drama and social events with boys at Sherborne School. The two schools are looking to align even further, with joint CCF, debating, a pastoral pupil forum and a joint school council...

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What the school says...

We are  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.   ...Read more

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Sports

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

Fencing

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Headmistress

Since 2018, Dr Ruth Sullivan BSc PhD PGCE (40s). Educated at City of London School for Girls and then Sherborne Girls for the sixth form (she loved boarding there and says ‘a whole new world opened up’ when she arrived at Sherborne Girls). Studied geography at Edinburgh, followed by a PGCE at Moray House Institute of Education (Edinburgh). Her first teaching job was at St John’s School, Leatherhead, where she became a housemistress and head of outdoor pursuits as well as teaching geography. Moved to Glenalmond as head of geography, then to The Queen’s School, Chester as head of sixth form. In her mid-30s she decided to do a master’s in population and health, followed by a PhD in non-communicable epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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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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