SHERBORNE HOUSE – House Colour Black
Head of House: Mr T George
Year 7 - Mrs J Tyler/Mrs R Green
Year 8 - Mrs N Furnell
Year 9 - Mr I Thomas
Year 10 - Mrs D Williams
Year 11 - Mr S Cooke
Year 12 & 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 2020-2021
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the fantastic student leadership team in Sherborne for the work they have done for Sherborne House over the past academic year: Maisie Tate 12Sh (House Captain), Emily Sammut 12Sh (Deputy Captain), Wilf Kieran 11Sh (Forms), Rebekah Leggatt 11Sh (Worship), Josh Ramsden 11Sh (Sports), Eliza South 11Sh (Environment) and Annie Wallace 11Sh (Well Being) all represented their House with distinction.
The new committee for 2021/22 will be formed by Sam Wren 10Sh, Bette Russell 10Sh, Peter Denton 10Sh, Katie Mason 10Sh and Ella Saxton 10Sh who will continue to put forth a student perspective in how they wish Sherborne to be represented within the Bishop Luffa school community.
The work of the House Committee established what will likely be an ongoing tradition in Sherborne House – our World Culture Day charity event in May. Students chose this event to emphasise the importance of building unity from the fallout of the pandemic and because so many turned to their culture as source of comfort during their confinement.
Tutor groups across the school were assigned a particular culture (within a year base “Continent”) to research, represent and educate their peers about. Students were then encouraged to donate money to wear their culture’s colours on the day and partake in a “decorate your form door” competition with awards given through a school wide vote to 7An (China) and 9An (Sweden) for creativity and level of information, respectively.
All monies raised were donated to Feeding Futures – our Sherborne House charity, which looks to aid development of communities in rural Kenya. The director of the charity wrote to members of Sherborne to thank them for their efforts which equated to 2,392 school dinners!
After reaching the finals in the last House Drama Festival, Sherborne continued our strong pedigree in the performing arts by presenting a production of ‘Beetlejuice’ directed by Steven Hughes 12Sh, Emily Sammut 12Sh, Sam Hebert 12Sh & Maisie Tate 12Sh. Beetlejuice was a comedy based on the Tim Burton film about an imaginative interpretation of the afterlife. We were delighted to watch our fantastic years-wide cast (including Edward Bromell 9Sh as the titular Beetlejuice) lead Sherborne to the winner’s spot in this year’s event! Special commendation from the judges was noted for the feel-good atmosphere created by the players and making everybody watching online smile throughout. A huge congratulations to all involved for their hard work, creativity in over-coming the restrictions of covid safe rehearsals and their natural flair for the dramatic.
Having conquered the arts world in 2020/21, Sherborne are also now hoping to build a sporting legacy for many years to come with 7Sherborne boys winning the much-coveted Interhouse football tournament, Leon Phiasanaxay (7Sh) winning the school 100m and the 7Sherborne Girl’s team also collecting the 4x100m trophy. After years of an empty trophy cabinet for Sherborne sport, the future now looks very bright or rather “black”.
Finally, congratulations go to Ella Hatch 7Sh, Olivia Cogger 8Sh and Theo Allport 8Sh our Sherborne £10 book voucher raffle winners, for those who featured in the Sherborne Top 10 House Points Collectors list over the past year.
Mr Tristen George, Head of Sherborne House