History of the School
Sherborne House School opened on January 19th 1933, founded by Mrs Eva Wise and her daughters Nancy and Dorothy. The whole family were teachers, with Mr Wise having been at one point the Head of Sherborne St John Primary School in Dorset, the reason for the choice of ‘Sherborne House’ as the name for the family’s new school. On her mother’s retirement, Miss Dorothy became the Head Teacher, a position which she held for over 30 years. From 1984 until 2003, two more families ran the school in private ownership, during which time the school expanded both in size and in educational opportunity. However, the founding ethos of traditional family values, and the nurturing of each individual, remained at the heart of Sherborne House.
In 2013 the school benefited from a new classroom block and additional hall, which has assisted the continued development of the curriculum. The school is also an accredited member of the Independent Schools Council, and is inspected regularly by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. In 2016 the school became part of the Bellevue Education
group, a world-class group of exceptional schools dedicated to providing the best possible education to children and students.
The children at Sherborne House enjoy all aspects of school life and are enthusiastic and hard-working. Although non-selective, academic expectations and standards of behaviour are high, but tailored to meet the needs of each pupil; the school’s record of academic success is enviable, but the school is equally proud of its support of each individual pupil and their differing needs. Traditional values of respect and courtesy are also combined with a modern outlook on our multi-cultural world, and we aim to develop every child’s unique talents to their full potential.
We hope that the website will give an insight into all that Sherborne House has to offer. However, we also hope that you will want to come and see the school and experience it for yourself. You are assured of a very warm Sherborne House welcome.