The Sherborne School Foundation exists to support the development of Sherborne School, and to support its continuation as a top academic school for boys that promotes the widest opportunity and fulfilment outside the classroom. 

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The Sherborne Sessions 2016

The latest issue of the Shirburnian magazine provided details of many of the School's activities last year.  

A number of these were enabled by generous giving to the Annual Fund 2015/16. 

Various boys enjoyed tours and trips thanks to donations to the Travel and Bursary Fund (The Peter Currie Fund), while a significant sum was granted to fund sports coaching costs for boys on bursaries.  The Inspirational Speaker Programme and the Science Festival also benefited from gifts made to the Annual Fund last year.  We are grateful for each and every contribution.

Support is continuing to come in for The Sherborne Sessions 2016, Sherborne School's bi-annual 'how to write' festival that brings 1,000 pupils from Sherborne and other local schools together with a number of leading writers in their fields, from slam poets to novelists, many of them award winners.

The School's leading academic enrichment activity is this year being supported by the opportunity for individuals and companies to name one of the dynamic, interactive sessions and to attend the session supported with a guest.

For further information, please click on to the Foundation's lead Current Projects story top right of this page or contact the Foundation Office on 01935 810 477.

We look forward to an inspirational few days of exceptional writing training from some of the best writers of our time from 11 - 15 October 2016 and thank those who have given their support to the festival already.

Details of the Annual Fund 2016/17 will be published shortly.

Thank  you. 

Foundation Giving Societies

The 1550 Society (for donors over £50,000)
Invited to private dinners and other events. 1550 Society members also have their names added to the Benefactors Board at the entrance to the Big School Room.

The King Edward VI Society (for donors between £10,000 and £49,999)
Invited to private dinners and other events.

The Chairmans’ Society (for donors between £1,000 and £9,999)
Invited to lunchtime receptions, drinks parties and other events.

The Headmasters’ Society (regular donors)
Invited to an annual drinks party.

The Bow Society (those leaving a legacy)
Invited to lunches in London and Sherborne.

Ten year donors (those who have given a regular or individual gift for ten or more years)
Invited to an annual event in Sherborne.


Wednesday 26 October

In the words of two of The Sherborne Sessions' first naming sponsors ...

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Tuesday 11 October

The Sherborne Sessions 2016 gets underway today in style with the first session presented by Robert McCrum, followed by the launch dinner and 'Just a...

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