Battle of Britain Day, 15 September 2017

Between 10 July and 31 October 1940, eight former pupils of Sherborne School lost their lives during what became known as The Battle of Britain:

Aston Maurice Cooper-Key (School House 1932-1933), Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, died on 24 July 1940, aged 21.


Sherborne’s first unbeaten season, 1906-1907

Sherborne’s 1st XV celebrated their first unbeaten season in 1906-1907, winning 11 matches out of 11, scoring 24 goals and 41 tries. The fixtures that year included three inter-school games against Llandovery College, St Paul’s and Tonbridge.  On 17 November 1906, the team won a 41-5 […]

Back to School with Mr Chips

During the summer holidays in 1968, Hollywood came to Sherborne to film Goodbye, Mr Chips, starring Peter O’Toole, Petula Clark and Sir Michael Redgrave.

Find out more about Goodbye, Mr Chips: Hello, Sherborne!

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‘The Battle of the Mud’: the Third Battle of Ypres, 31 July-10 November 1917

King, HR‘Summer Hols begin’ wrote the Rev. H.R. King in his diary on Tuesday, 31 July 1917.  The Rev. Henry Robinson King (1855-1935), a master at Sherborne School, kept a daily diary in which he recorded the weather, world events (in red), and […]

The story of Firefly, one of the ‘Little Ships of Dunkirk’

Between the 27 May and 4 June 1940, 338,226 British and allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk.  Codenamed ‘Operation Dynamo’, the evacuation was the mastermind of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay.  ‘The Ferryman’, a patriotic poem written by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, celebrated the achievements of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay […]


Dunkirk posterThe 21 July 2017 sees the UK release of Christopher Nolan’s film, Dunkirk, starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles.

Watch the Warner Bros. official trailer on youtube.

Between the 27 May and 4 June 1940, 338,226 British and […]

Centenary of the publication of The Loom of Youth

Loom of Youth coversOn 19 July 1917, the London publishing firm Grant Richards published Alec Waugh’s first novel, The Loom of Youth.  The novel, which went on to become a best-seller, caused a great controversy at Sherborne School, with the result that Alec and his father resigned from […]

Charity Cycle for Maggie’s Centres: London to Edinburgh in 4 Days – Humphrey Gibbs (m 07)

Dear All,

I hope you don’t mind the sight of yet another fundraising effort heaving into view, but please feel safe in the knowledge that this will be the last from me for some time. ‘Just like riding a bike’ has already taken on a whole new, ominous meaning, and the Tour de France remains a pipe dream (or […]

10 Year Reunion – Class of 2007

A regular feature of the OS Calendar are our class reunions and the 10 Year Reunion for the Class of 2007 was no exception,  held at the Admiral Codrington on 29th June we had a very enjoyable evening meeting up with old friends, both OS and OSG.

Good Schools Guide

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Good Schools Guide