The Sherborne 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. 

If you have any comments to make please contact us.  If you would like to make a gift towards one of the Foundation's projects, please click on the button above to donate securely online with Virgin Money Giving.

Supporting Sherborne

The scope and interest of boys' activities last year, both in and beyond school, are detailed in The Shirburnian 2014/15.  It makes impressive reading. A number of the enrichment activities were enabled or supported by generous giving to last year's Annual Fund. 

Various boys were enabled to go on music, sporting and cultural tours and trips thanks to donations to the Travel and Bursary Fund and The Peter Currie Fund, while a significant sum was granted to fund additional expert sports coaching across a variety of sports. 

The Inspirational Speaker Programme and the Science Festival also benefited from gifts made to the Foundation last year.  Leaders in their fields came to Sherborne to speak and interact with boys, opening their eyes and minds to new ideas and possibilities. 

We are grateful for each and every contribution to changing a boy's life.

This year, we have supported The Sherborne Sessions 2016, Sherborne School's biennial '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 poets and novelists to screenwriters and comedy writers, many of them award winners.  The festival, in October 2016, was very well received.

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

Thank  you for your interest and support. 

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.


Thursday 02 March

News of the significant impact of our supporters' gifts during 2016, and details of the Annual Fund 2016-17.

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Saturday 12 November

We were delighted to welcome a number of Bow Society members and their guests to Sherborne for the annual autumn meeting.

Head of Foundation Adrian...

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