Our Church School Ethos

Sherborne is proud to be a voluntary controlled Church of England School. The school continues to celebrate its Christian foundations, with our vision statement 'Sherborne - for LIFE!' underpinned by John 10:10 "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

As a non-selective, friendly and welcoming community school, we respect the views and beliefs of all our children, parents and carers. Children are encouraged to develop and show tolerance to one another, to appreciate the beauty of the world around them and to take an active role in their community. Upon joining the school, children will create a 'pebble pet' which is kept in a bowl with all the other pebbles belonging to the rest of the school's children and staff. This sense of belonging and community is key to the school's values and ethos. Visitors to the school often comment on the sense of community which breathes through every room - we really do want every child to have life to the full!

Every few years, the school is inspected by the Church of England through a 'Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)' visit. Our last inspection took place during July 2019. We were graded as a "Good" with highlights including:

"The school's broad and creative curriculum is innovative and it ensures that pupils, as the vision states, experience "fun and fulfilment".....The school's use of the outdoor environment and reflection areas to create those inspiring and appreciative moments contributes positively to the development of spirituality and prayer life."

You can read our latest full SIAMS Report here.