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‘You can’t imagine a public school engine leading a train astray, can you?’

Sherborne Schools Class nameplate, Wallace House (given to School in 1963)As many boys prepare to depart Sherborne for the Exeat weekend on board the ‘Sherborne Special’ to Waterloo, we thought it might be fun to remember the ‘Schools’ class of locomotives introduced by Southern Railway in 1930, and in […]

Insurance Drinks 12 January

On Thursday 12 Jan, despite scare stories of thundersnow and severe travel disruption over 40 OS and parents from the Insurance Industry convened for a convivial evening at The Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market.  It was an opportunity for OS working in the industry to meet up and compare notes and for young OS aspiring […]

New Years Honour for Sir Richard Eyre

Congratulations to Sir Richard Eyre CBE (Westcott 56-61) who has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Years Honours list.

Find out more about Sir Richard Eyre’s achievements: Sherborne School and the Oscars

Visit Sherborne School Archive News for more stories from the archives.

Posted 6 January […]

Memorial to the Regiments of Devon and Dorset

devon-and-dorsetsMany OS served with the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment both before and after the Regiments amalgamated in 1958. Indeed, nearly every OS would have worn the regimental cap badge during his time in the School the CCF.

The Regiments were far more than military units. […]

OSS and Friends of Sherborne School City Carol Service

At the School House Dinner in May Oliver Ross, (a 76), Area Dean to the City, suggested that it would be a good idea to hold a carol service for OS working in the City, and indeed it was.

On Monday 5 December over 100 OS and past parents gathered at Oliver’s lovely church, St Olave, […]

Sherborne School Cricket and Hockey Tour to Barbados

We wish the School’s cricket and hockey players a successful trip to Barbados next week. For more information please click on the link below.

Cricket and Hockey Tour Brochure

Henry Jackson (c 16)

Henry Jackson (c 16) along with his friend Charlie Godman have decided to undertake a series of fundraising events in support of Marie Curie as both have had relatives affected by cancer. They are taking part in several national challenges:

28 Jan        The Wild Night Run

12 March   The Bath Half Marathon

8 April         Wolf Run

And finishing […]

Adam Crick (1957-2016)

Adam Crick, who died on 2 March 2016, taught English at Sherborne School for two terms in 2002, having previously taught at Tonbridge School and Winchester College.

Obituaries for Adam Crick are available in the November 2016 issue of The Trusty Servant and also online at Totham 1821.  In January 2017, Winchester College will be displaying in […]

St George’s Church, Ypres

The Bells of St George’s Chapel, Ypres

In 2014 the OSS undertook a battlefields tour to Flanders and The Somme to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. The occasion gave us the opportunity to dedicate a plaque in St George’s Chapel, Ypres to all those Shirburnians who lost their lives in the conflict.

St George’s […]

Desert Island Discs castaways

desert-islandSince the first broadcast in 1942 of the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, twelve Old Shirburnians have been castaway and one has been castaway twice!

The castaways’ music selections reveal that J.S. Bach and Mozart are Shirburnians classical composers of choice.  As for their […]