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For over a hundred years, Sherborne Girls has been educating young women who have gone out into the world to make their mark. These young women have come from many different backgrounds and have gone on to pursue a myriad of dreams.

We want to give future generations of girls, from all walks of life, the same opportunity and are asking those who are ready to make their Will to consider passing on the light of a first-class education to future generations of girls through a legacy gift of any kind, of any size, no amount being too small.

Those who choose to leave a gift in their Will to the school are our 'Torchbearers', passing on the light of an excellent boarding education to future generations of girls. Torchbearers are invited to join The Torchbearers' Society, led by Old Girl and former School Governor Jane Reekie (Mrs Nicholson) E'59.

Those of us who are privileged to have been educated at Sherborne Girls know how greatly the experience has enriched our lives. Today, there are even more opportunities for girls to develop their own individual skills and interests and build their self-confidence. By way of thanks I have left a legacy in my Will in order to help future generations receive an education which will prepare them to face the challenges of a rapidly-changing world..

Elizabeth Honnywill (Lindsay-Rea) A'59

Writing a Will can be a life-affirming experience. When the time is right, it is an opportunity for you to make sure that your wishes count after you have gone. Always consult your solicitor before making a Will.

If you have already made arrangements, you can make a simple addition by Codicil. 

Remembering Sherborne Girls in your Will is one of the most personal and significant ways in which you can help us change lives, empower girls to be an influence for good, remain at the forefront of women's education, widen access and attract talent irrespective of financial means. For more information on different types of legacy gifts and what to do next please contact Katherine Massey, Director of Development and Marketing or call on 01935 818215. Thank you so much for considering leaving a gift to Sherborne Girls.


The prize is a fair one, and the hope great.

The school emblem features a torch, which represents the ancient Greek ‘Lampadedromia’ or ‘torch race’. The race challenged the youth of Athens to run a relay through the city to the Acropolis with each team bearing a lit torch. The winning team was the first to arrive at the finish without letting the torch go out. This legendary race of torchbearers, which embodies the values of strength, endurance, teamwork and individual responsibility, gave rise to the Olympic flame and in turn inspired the school motto (above) and torch badge, originally the school's before being adopted by Sherborne Old Girls. These values still underpin Sherborne Girls today.