WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August
WEEK TWO 5 to 12 August
In the centre of the town of Sherborne, with its roots dating back to the 8th Century, the School was re-founded in 1550 by King Edward VI. The original buildings have been sympathetically restored and refurbished and provide a charming and peaceful ambience that is ideal for music-making.
Accommodation houses are within the precincts of the main school courtyard or in nearby locations. The main street of Sherborne,Cheap Street, flanks the east side of the courtyard, and tempts visitors to the small ale houses, antique shops, tea rooms and designer fashion houses.
On the south side of the School the magnificent and very beautiful Abbey stands majestically over the surrounding buildings. The chief glory is its roof, the earliest great stone fan vault in existence. It also boasts the heaviest ring of eight bells in the world!
Sherborne School’s superb new Music School
For periods of relaxation, Sherborne School has a modern, comfortable bar, coffee shop (‘The Hub’), dining hall and a superbly equipped Sports Centre. There is a theatre, a recital room, chapel, a large concert hall, atmospheric rehearsal rooms, a ‘state of the art’ new Music School, as well as the Abbey and Cheap Street Church. All in all, a campus full of musical potential with a backdrop of a delightful country market town bursting with charm and character.