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Sherborne School for Girls, also known as Sherborne Girls, is an independent day and boarding school for girls in Sherborne, Dorset. Established in 1899, it predominantly caters for boarders (over 90%). The school produces competitive results and has recently been voted Best Public School of the Year by Tatler. [1]


Sherborne Girls’ curriculum helps pupils thoroughly prepare for the next stage of their education, inspiring intellectual curiosity and academic confidence of lasting quality. Subject options range from computing and MFL to drama and religious studies, boosting creativity and encouraging exploration across the syllabus in line with the school’s culture of success. 


The co-curricular programme is a thriving one. Numerous clubs and societies allow girls to engage in activities that best suit their interests and abilities, including chess, Book Club, Model United Nations, photography and French Film Club. Additionally, the school offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DoE), maximising teamwork skills through outdoor activities that also facilitate resilience and appreciation of the natural world. [2]


Sherborne Girls is fully invested in providing an education that’s relevant, one that will make a difference in a girl’s life. Valuing unique talents as essential to personal development, the school produces young adults who can adapt to changing circumstances and flourish, contributing to their communities in line with fundamental Christian values. 


11 Plus (11+) Admissions Information | Sherborne School for Girls


Sherborne Girls welcomes all prospective families on campus during Tour Mornings/Afternoons. The events provide the unique opportunity to explore the school’s grounds and meet key members of staff, including teachers and the Head. More details are available on this page


One of the most important steps in the admissions process is registration. It is recommended (by the school) that you submit the registration form, with your daughter’s details, two years prior to entry. This includes a payment of a £200 registration fee.


In November, she will be asked to sit the ISEB Pretest, followed by a paper-based exam in December. Current school references will be obtained and there will also be an interview.


If offered, a place at Sherborne Girls is reserved with a payment of a £2,000 deposit. This amount will be refunded during your daughter’s last term at the school. 


11 Plus (11+) Exam Information | Sherborne School for Girls


Address: Bradford Road, Sherborne, DT9 3QN

County: Dorset

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01935 818224

School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls

Open days: Summer and Autumn

Exam type / Board: ISEB Pretest and papers


To join in Year 7, your child will be asked to complete an online assessment called the ISEB Common Pretest, which assesses skills in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The test provides a universal and standardised measure of attainment, ability and potential.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Format | Sherborne School for Girls


The ISEB Pretest assessment will cover the following areas:


  • English – covers comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.
  • Maths – measures mathematical ability relative to the national curriculum stage.
  • Verbal Reasoning – tests thinking and problem solving with words.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – assesses thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.


In total, the four parts of the ISEB Common Pre-test take approximately 2.5 hours to administer and complete. There is no audio component to any of the tests.


11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests | Sherborne School for Girls


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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of the ISEB Common Pre-test or any other Pre-test publisher.

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