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







“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 […]

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


James Stapleton Sandys-Renton (b) 1939-1945

He was born into the Renton family on 13th March 1926, the son of a Gunnery army officer (M J Renton (b) 1912-1918). His surname was not changed to include ‘Sandys’ until 1946, following his father Mervyn’s death – hence Sandys-Renton.

As an only child for a decade […]

The Green 150th Anniversary


Calendar of Events 2019

The 2019 OSS calendar has been planned so that there will, hopefully, be events to suit OS of all ages. If you would like further details of any events, or believe you have not received an invitation to an event that you wish to attend, please contact us at the OSS Office. […]

WWI Battlefields Trip – 15th-17th October 2014

A group of OS and their spouses took part in a trip to the Somme, led by John Harden from the OSS office and Nigel Jones of Historical Trips. Highlights of the trip included the dedication of a plaque to the fallen OS at St George’s Chapel Ypres and the laying of a wreath during […]

Rob Hoey (h 99) interviewed for the Remembrance Sunday Songs of Praise

Rob, a serving Major in the Royal Engineers, was interviewed for the Remembrance Sunday Songs of Praise on the BBC.  Watch the interview here:
It is just a couple of minutes from 25 minutes and 30 seconds