Sherborne School

  • The Courts
  • a-The Courts
  • b-The Courts
  • c-Beckett Lawn
  • d-The Cloisters
  • e-The Chapel
  • f-The Upper Pavilion
  • g-The Upper
  • h-Careys Sports Fields
  • i-The Big School Room
  • j-The Big School Room
  • k-The Old School Room
  • l-Oliver Holt Gallery
  • m-Oliver Holt Gallery
  • n-The Courts
  • o-The Courts
  • p-The Courts
  • q-Powell Theatre
  • r-Drinks Reception
  • s-Dining Hall
  • t-Dining
  • u-Marquee
  • v-Marquee
  • w-Dining
  • x-Marquee
  • y-Residential Dining
Sherborne School is steeped in history, emerging in its current guise in 1850. However, boys were educated amid the hallowed walls as long ago as the 12th century and the School was originally re-founded in 1550.

Sherborne is a town with a character all of its own and Sherborne School sits in the heart of it. Whilst there is a reassuring sense of safety, there are still great transport links with London, Bristol and beyond.

There is a choice of historic venues available to host your event during the school holiday periods.
-The Old School Room, dating from 1606, is perfect for small private parties or dinners, seating a maximum of 50 people.
-The Big School Room, rebuilt following extensive bomb damage in World War II, can be used for conferences, music performances, drinks receptions and memorial teas. It can seat up to 580, theatre style, or can accommodate up to 350 people for a stand-up reception.
-The Dining Hall can seat approximately 240 people for dinners and wedding receptions. There are two annexes, which can be opened up and provide additional seating or reception space for up to 120 people.
-The Powell Theatre seats just over 200 people for dramatic performances, film screenings, or conference events.
-A purpose-built Music School, The Oliver Holt Gallery, the Sports Centre, various Sports Ground facilities and an onsite café called The Hub are all available to rent.

Eight boarding houses are spread throughout the town, so accommodation with or without catering is available during the Easter and Summer holiday periods.
The Catering team can provide an extensive choice of menus with beverages for formal dinners, wedding receptions, memorial teas, or simply a meeting. We do not permit external caterers to come onto site or provide self-catering facilities.

Event Types

  • Activity Day
  • AGM
  • Art Exhibition
  • Awards Dinners
  • Ball
  • Barbeque
  • Conference
  • Cycle Sportive
  • Dinner Dance
  • Exam
  • Exhibition
  • Family Fun Day
  • Fashion Show
  • Gala Dinner
  • Meeting
  • Memorial Tea
  • Networking
  • Presentation
  • Private Dining
  • Product Launch
  • Seminar
  • Summer Schools
  • Teambuilding
  • Training Course
  • Vehicle Rally
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Wedding Reception
  • Workshop


  • Accommodation
  • Art Gallery
  • Astroturf
  • Cafe
  • Car Parking
  • Chapel
  • Classrooms
  • Cricket oval
  • Dining Hall
  • Fitness suite
  • Football pitch
  • Hockey pitch
  • Marquee Space
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Music School
  • Rugby pitch
  • Sports hall
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Tennis/Squash
  • Theatre

Equipment available

  • Flipcharts
  • HDMI Cable
  • Laptop
  • LCD/Data Projector
  • Lectern
  • PA System
  • Remote Clicker
  • Sound Equipment
  • TV
  • White Board
  • Wi-Fi

Venue Location

Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LF

Venue Directions

Sherborne School is within walking distance of the mainline train station between Exeter and London Waterloo. It is approximately two hours and twenty minutes from London by road or rail.

Travel Information

Train Stations

  • Sherborne - Distance: 1 miles
  • Yeovil Junction - Distance: 6 miles
  • Castle Cary - Distance: 15 miles


  • Bristol International Airport - Distance: 42 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport - Distance: 110 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport - Distance: 132 miles


  • A303 - Distance: 10 miles
  • M5 - Distance: 34 miles
  • M4 - Distance: 50 miles