‘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

Sherborne has just received its latest review in the Good Schools Guide, click on their logo below to see the full review.

Good Schools Guide







Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 1897

The 20 June 1897, marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne.  At Sherborne School there were discussions about how the School should celebrate the occasion.  Suggestions ranged from a day of comic sports which might involve catching pigs with soaped tails, climbing the greasy-pole and sack races, to holding […]

Sherborne Rugby v Hong Kong Warriors Junior Sides

King’s Park, Wednesday 5 July – Kick Off 3pm and 4pm

Sherborne School rugby squad are visiting Hong Kong en route to New Zealand in July.  They will be playing a couple of matches against the Hong Kong Warriors junior sides at King’s Park on Wednesday 5 July.  The matches kick off at 3pm and 4pm […]

Three Peaks Challenge for Opera – Global Youth Foundation

On 7 July Alex Croft (f 09) will be leading a crack team of recruitment consultants as they attempt the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves scaling the three tallest peaks(Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in the UK in 24 hours.

They are undertaking the challenge on behalf of Opera Global Youth Foundation (OPERA), the recruitment […]