SHERBORNE HOUSE – House Colour Black
Head of House: Mr T George
Sherborne Tutors 2023-24
Year 7 - Mrs A Bonney
Year 8 - Miss L Thorpe
Year 9 - Mrs J Tyler / Miss E Rawlinson
Year 10 - Mrs N Furnell
Year 11 - Mr J Petts
Year 12 - Mr P Owen
Year 13 - Miss J Lawlor
Sherborne House History
Robert Sherborne was Bishop of Chichester from 1508 to 1536. Sherborne was Archdeacon of Huntingdon (1494–1496), Archdeacon of Buckingham and of Taunton (1496–1505) and Dean of St. Paul’s (1499–1505). Exceptionally, he held ecclesiastical posts prior to ordination: he was made a deacon in 1499 and ordained a priest on 5 March 1501. From 1505 to 1508 he was bishop of St Davids.
Sherborne was a patron of the artist Lambert Barnard, commissioning several series of paintings from him. He founded the Free Grammar School in Rolleston, around 1520. It continued to 1909.
Sherborne House Motto
Based on our belief that everyone can….
“Here to inspire, challenge, achieve from when we start to when we leave.”
Our House Charity is Feeding Futures who support and develop sustainable schooling and education in Kenya.
Sherborne House 2022-23
This has been a highly successful year for Sherborne House with a number of pupils truly living up to the House motto of “inspire, challenge and achieve from when we start until we leave.”
Notable Sherborne highlights included:
Libby Johnson (9Sh) had major success at the Sussex County Swimming Championships, representing Chichester Cormorants in the 50m and 100m Butterfly. Libby finished a commendable 2nd in the finals for both races and also achieved a silver medal for the 50m and a Bronze medal for 100m in the overall Championship for Butterfly.
Henry McPhilemy (10Sh) was selected for the London Irish Under 16 Rugby Academy. This is an outstanding achievement and we wish Henry all the best as he looks to develop his passion for Rugby further.
Matty Mainwaring (8Sh) successfully juggled his school studies while spending a day a week at the Brighton Football Academy and captaining their U13s side. Matty also finished 2nd in the Area Cross Country Championships held at Bishop Luffa.
The school Chess team played in a tournament at Chichester High School with Jacob Carr (12Sh) and Vishal Leo Thomas (8Sh) representing Sherborne with much success.
Olivia Czopek (8Sh) followed up her performing arts achievements (graded with Distinction by LAMDA) over the past year by winning the Richard Plowman Cup for Public Speaking in an outstanding effort.
Jake Horler (8Sh) attended the annual Boys Dance Platform at the University of Chichester performing a commended space themed routine to Sam Ryder ’s Space Man.
As part of the Bishop Luffa Debate Team who entered the ESU Schools’ MACE, Ella Saxton (12Sh) and Ben Webster (10Sh), successfully made it through to the regional finals. Ben Webster (10Sh) received special praise and was told his presentation was ‘near perfect’.
Sherborne were incredibly proud of this year’s House Drama production of Beauty and the Beast directed by Hope Robinson Ella Saxton, Karina Yuen & Lucia Morgan-Salgado (all 12Sh). Maintaining the strong tradition of Drama & Theatre success in Sherborne, we reached our 4th competition finals in a row. Special praised was reserved for the comic timings of Mary Pitts and Gabby Yuen from both the judge and audience members alike (10Sh). Other fantastic performances came from Olivia MacMillan & Jo Blamire (7Sh), Lucy Pitts (8Sh), Riley Terry Eld, Libby Johnson, Abi Hughes & Ella Hatch (9Sh), Olivia Cogger, Brooke Bright & Myah Brent (10Sh). Thank you also to Mr Petts for his special cameo as a pigeon!
Owen Potts and Dexter Sammut (both 9Sh) won the Sherborne House raffle for the highest House Point achievers across the Winter and Spring terms respectively. Both invested their winning vouchers in reading material.
8Sh were the most successful individual tutor group fund raisers over the past year for Feeding Futures, the Sherborne House Charity which focuses on development of schools and communities in rural Kenya, raising almost £100 through a series of bake and ice lolly sales.
After 5 years as part of Sherborne House, guiding the class of 2018 through to their final GCSE exams, we say a fond farewell to Mrs Williams who leaves to join the 6th form team and offer a warm welcome to Mrs Bonney as the new Year 7 tutor.
Mr Tristen George, Head of Sherborne House