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      The Candlelight Bursaries Fund

      This scheme is to provide 100% bursaries to girls with the promise and character to thrive at Sherborne Girls, where challenging circumstances at home mean a boarding education would be life-changing for both girl and her family.

      Candlelight Bursaries are co-funded by the School (through fundraising) and by the charities we are working with. Two girls are currently receiving Candlelight Bursaries.  By the school's 125th anniversary year, in 2024, we aim to be able to support up to 10 girls in the school on Candlelight Bursaries at any one time.

      You can help change a girl’s life by sponsoring a day, a week, a half-term or a term’s schooling by giving a one-off or a regular gift at one of the following levels:

      1 days' schooling £100
      1 week's schooling £1,000
      1/2 term's schooling £5,500
      1 term's schooling £11,000

      We launched the Candlelight Bursaries Fund in June 2013 at a gala fundraiser called The Candlelight Ball, with Guest of Honour Lord Coe CH, KBE. 


      Please support the Candelight Bursaries Fund and help change a girl's life. You can make a donation using our online donation form above or by completing the donation form here and returning it to

      Thank you for your support.