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Friends of Sherborne School (FOSS) Lunch

One of the last events of the OSS autumn events programme is the FOSS Lunch held to coincide with the last home game of the 1st XV.  The membership of FOSS is largely made up of parents who no longer have a son at Sherborne but enjoy catching up with events here as well as […]

I’m a Shirburnian, Get me out of here!

Stanley Johnson (g 58) and father of Boris is heading to the jungle to take part in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/13/boris-johnsons-father-stanley-arrives-australia-celebrityget/

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.

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“Fagging is Real Tough” by Tim Heald (1944-2016)

fagging-the-shirburnian-lent-1960In Summer term 1958 an article about fagging written by the 14 year-old Tim Heald (Lyon House 1957-1962) appeared in The Shirburnian.  Tim later recalled that he had been commissioned by Stanley Johnson (then editor of The Shirburnian)  to write an attack on fagging for […]

Just a Minute, Mr Parry-Jones

In his autobiography, My Life and Other Games (1990), Ian Messiter describes how an incident during a history lesson at Sherborne School became the inspiration for the Just a Minute radio panel-game:

‘On one occasion a master known as Mr Parry-Jones, or P-J for short, was telling the form about Edward V, […]

The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: We Will Remember Them

On 1 July 2016, Sherborne School will commemorate eight of its former pupils who died in the fighting on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Henry Robinson King, a Classics teacher at Sherborne School, described the 1 July 1916 in his diary as ‘Cold and objectionable till 4, then […]

Herbert Buckmaster: the man who put the ‘Buck’ into Buck’s Fizz

Bucks FizzThe Buck’s Fizz cocktail, consisting of two parts Champagne to one part orange juice, was invented in 1921 by the bartender of Buck’s Club in London, apparently as an excuse for patrons to begin drinking earlier in the day!  Buck’s Club had been opened […]

Sherborne School Weather Charts, 1874-1886

Daily readings (barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, ozone, rainfall) taken at the Sherborne School Weather Station, 1874-1886.

Select a date below to access a pdf of the weather chart.

Weather Charts File Cover

1874 :  June-July │ July-August │ September-October │ October-November │ November-December

1875 :  January-February │ February-March │ March-April │ […]

King’s School Natural History and Natural Science Society

First Report of the King’s School Natural History and Natural Science Society, for the year 1868 (pdf)

Second Report of the King’s School Natural History and Natural Science Society, for the year 1869 (pdf)

Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers, 1952, 1953

Copies of the Sherborne School Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers held in the School Archives.

1952 Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers:

Latin Verse (p.1)

Latin Verse (p.2)

1953 Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers:

English (p.1)

English (p.2)

French (p.1)

French (p.2)

Latin Prose

Latin Translation (p.1)

Latin Translation (p.2)

Latin Verse

Scripture