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 Teaching is praised by boys and parents alike: stimulating, with levels of banter which do not overstep the mark (mostly). ‘They teach the subject, not just to pass exams,' said one mother, approvingly. Learning support, housed in the top corner of the beautiful science block, was pointed out with the wave of the hand by our guide, whose own needs, hitherto unrealised by him, had been identified and acted upon by its staff. ‘Sensationally good, and I still pop in there for extra help’.  Simply masses of fixtures for all standards and tours (recently Australia and Dubai) for top teams...

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What the school says...

Sherborne School, founded in 1550, is one of the leading independent schools in the country. Built around Sherborne Abbey in a beautiful, bustling, small market town, surrounded by the rolling Dorset scenery, it is a truly unique location. The benefits and advantages of the peaceful setting are enhanced by the ease of transport to London with a direct train from Waterloo to Sherborne.
All schools strive to provide the best education they can, which often comes down to academic success, a caring pastoral environment and a busy extra-curricular life. Sherborne offers all these, thriving on the balance between tradition and constant innovation and improvement.
Sherborne supports and challenges every boy to become a man of distinction and as an all-boys school, with neighbouring girls schools, we can use our lengthy experience of educating boys to shape our approach to their often different interests and learning styles, pastoral needs, and rates of development.
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Since January 2016 Dr Dominic Luckett, previously head of Mill Hill School. Educated at the University of Leicester, where he obtained a first class honours degree in history, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he completed his doctorate on Henry VII. Taught for 11 years at Harrow School, where he was head of history and an assistant housemaster, before moving to Worth School as deputy head. In 2007 he was appointed headmaster of Mill Hill School and chief executive of the Mill Hill School Foundation. Married with two children and has published various articles on early Tudor history, is an inspector with the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate and a member of the council of the University of Leicester. A tall, softly spoken and sincere man, his interests include paragliding, skiing and hill-walking.

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Special Education Needs

Boys with dyslexia, and other mild specific learning difficulties, are well supported by a team of three in newly refurbished accommodation.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
Not Applicable
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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