The original Old School Room was built in 1606, and remains an important communal area for residents of the House. School House is what you are. Please enable JavaScript on your browser and try again. House colours: black and white (formerly the house colours of Maperty boarding house in Westbury). Two of Dr Whittingdale’s sons attended Sherborne School, John Whittingdale (1894-1974) as a day boy and at Abbeylands from 1908-1913 who later succeeded his father as the School Medical Officer, and Thomas Yeats Whittingdale (1896-1979) who attended Sherborne as a day boy from 1910 to 1913. Kester took over School House in 2010, having previously been Tutor in Harper House and Senior Tutor at Abbey House. Francis – named in memory of James Lowry Francis (1920-1945). School House is a place of friendship, mutual support and happiness. From around 1877 to 1880, Grosvenor Lodge was occupied by Colonel Thomas Rattray CB, CSI (1820-1880), retired Bengal Staff Corps, who in 1856 had raised the Bengal Military Police Battalion better known as the 45th Rattray’s Sikhs. Senior boys take their responsibilities to younger boys very seriously, but the real character of the House is seen in the informal relationships across year groups. While living at Grosvenor Lodge, Colonel Rattray’s son, Hugh Money Rattray (1863-1940), attended Sherborne School as a day boy from 1876 to 1880. is using a security service for protection against online attacks. The result is a nurturing community in which people look out for their contemporaries, encouraging their success and standing alongside them if times are tough. Sherborne is a full boarding school for boys with boarding houses operating on the house system. Westcott House, Horsecastles, 1924. His son, Reginald William Waller (1876-1914), attended Sherborne School (School House) from 1889 to 1890 and was subsequently at Malvern College. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here. If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at is using a security service for protection against online attacks. She also tutors in School House, and regularly makes bountiful supplies of cupcakes and brownies for the boys. Safeguarding: Sherborne School takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. Like every House at Sherborne, Wallace House encourages the skills and talents of every boy, whatever his strengths and passions. The oldest portion of Westcott House, formerly named Grosvenor Lodge, was built in the 1860s on the site of an orchard by John Young Melmoth (1806-1876), an Old Shirburnian and a Governor of Sherborne School. Westcott House was a Sherborne School boarding house from 1920 to 1999. 1986     Paul Carling Sherborne School is an HMC independent full boarding and day School for boys aged 13-18 in Dorset. This process is automatic. 1994     Don Cameron Registered Office: Sherborne School, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LF. 1936     Reginald Stanley Thompson (1899-1994) That is what our boys are. You will be redirected once the validation is complete. Dormitory names: He is also the Senior Tutor in School House. Housemasters: House magazines: West Side Story, The Executioner. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. 2022     Ben Sunderland, For further information about the Sherborne School Archives please contact the School Archivist. Colonel Rattray died at Grosvenor Lodge on the 21 October 1880 and the following year, in February 1881, an advertisement for the lease of the house appeared in the local press: ‘To be let, furnished, for one year from Lady Day next, – A good family residence, known as Grosvenor Lodge, standing in its own Grounds and approached from the road by Carriage Drives, containing noble Entrance Hall, Dining room, Drawing room with Conservatory attached, Breakfast room, Library, four large and lofty Bedrooms, two Dressing rooms, three Secondary Bedrooms, Bathroom, and Servants’ Bedrooms, good Domestic Offices and Cellarage, Walled Gardens with Vinerys and Forcing Houses, small Orchard, Stabling for two Horses, Carriage house, Fowls’ House, &c., &c.’.