Sherborne Blog

Delights of the Summer Term

With the warm weather apparent the pupils and staff of Sherborne took full advantage of the local countryside aspects of Fairford. The pupils walk amongst the river Coln for long period of time, skimming stones, looking for crayfish under the rocks and embracing the river banks for duck nests or other amazing features.

Sherborne Participate in Numeracy Club

Sherborne Participates in Numeracy Club

Every Monday the Sherborne pupils take full advantage of Mrs Goode’s expert maths skills with participation in after school Numeracy homework club. This provides expert and first hand delivery skills from Mrs Goode but pupils continue their personal development.


Sherborne Community Engagement Programme

The pupils of Sherborne are helping maintain the school garden.

Cheese and meats Party….


The pupils of Sherborne went offsite to local superstore in Cirencester with a budget of £20 to select a variety of cheese’s and meats.

Sherborne Update

The first two weeks of 2014 school term passed quickly for the pupils of Sherborne house area, with new faces within the group both pupils and staff these being Mr Renton, Kieran and Rhys.

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                     Kieran "Pen-y-fan Camp" 2013                                               Rhys "House Area"


                                                Mr Renton "Pyrenees Challenge 2013"

With the recent poor weather, there has not been many opportunities for offsite activities. Sherborne pupils have taken full advantage of this by relaxing and socialising on house area with each other.

Sherborne students reach the top!!

Two of Sherborne's residents, Jessie M and Jack E, recently conquered two famous landmarks.

Jessie, Sherborne's youngest peer, successfully negotiated Mount Snowdon reaching the summit and Jack our oldest resident, scaled the dizzy heights of Mount Everest reaching base camp 5000 metres above sea level.

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Both showed huge grit and determination in reaching their goals and we at Coln House are proud of their achievements.

Well done guys!

Sherborne welcome new arrival

Sherborne have made the signing of the century capturing the one and only Josh S from Northleach. After weeks of negotiations Mr Aiuto finally captured his man and Josh is delighted to get his dream move.


Sherborne go to the Cinema

Mr Waugh, Josh and Kaya were lucky enough to spend the evening at the Empire cinema, Swindon and watched the action packed 'Thor the dark world.'

All three enjoyed the film and with the twist at the end, all three are looking forward to the next one.


Sherborne go Ferreting

Sherborne house area took a trip out into the countryside to do a spot of ferreting. It was Mr Waugh's first time ferreting and being from the city, he was absolutely hopeless! Thankfully for Mr Waugh he had four experienced ferreters who gladly took him under their wings. It was a beautiful summer evening and thankfully the team caught one rabbit. Until next time rabbits!

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Jack Goes Fishing

After many hours searching a cray fish was finally found. As the sun came out, the river was the place to be.

The River Coln is a favourite for all here at the school, many of our evenings are spent playing "down by the river".

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Sherborne's Retro Night

With thanks to Jack, one of the best gaming consoles ever put into production was introduced to the boys on Sherborne.  Various different challenges and duels were fought, finished off with the classic "Mario Brothers"

Brilliant night

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Jack - Sports Photographer

Jack E our resident photographer was loaned out to the mighty Lechlade AFC 87 for their final at Cirencester Town versus Beeches FC in the Arthur Shipway Cup.  Unfortunately Mr Wilson's team lost 3-1 but Jack captured the moment well and is looking forward to his next challenge.  Jordan and Ben P also accompanied Jack with Mr Waugh and all the boys represented the school well.



Big Ron and Rocky come to Breakfast

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Scarecrow Challenge

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Sherborne almost cleaned up with two firsts and a second in the Coln House School Great British Bake Off.

Jordan gained a first prize for his jam tarts and Jack E gained a first prize for his shortbread. Their  prizes were huge boxes of chocolates. Kaya Hilton was pipped at the post into second with his victoria sponge.  His prize was a fantastic box of chocolates. A fantastic house area effort and result.  All the boys worked very hard and were well rewarded.

Comments from the judging panel were

  • "The finest pastry tasted for a long time"
  • "Top marks for presentation"
  • "Full of flavour"
  • "Much thought time and effort spent on a wonderful selection"

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Red Nose day on Sherborne

Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Delia Smith take note. From delightful cakes to Bacon Butties both Sherborne and Aldsworth house areas joined forces in the kitchen to raise £50 for Red Nose Day.


From left to right- Jack, George, Mr Davis, Chris and Miss Browne with the Red Nose Treats ready to sell

George and Mr Davis were up at 7.15am preparing and cooking the bacon for staff. It was a fantastic effort from everybody involved with both  Sherborne and Aldsworth pupils and staff eager to raise money for this fantastic cause.


George preparing the brownies ready to sell


Chef Jack preparing the bacon


Chris and Jack working hard


Mr Little chomping at the bit to buy a bacon buttie


March Activities


A beautifully hand made Mother's Day card created by George


Kaya enjoying some spring sunshine walking Mr Little's dogs


 The Race is On-Liverpool Supporter Mr Thompson and Manchester Utd supporter Kieron weighing up who will be this seasons premierships leading goalscorer. Will it be Suarez or Van Persie ?


Sherborne House  recently celebrated Chinese New Year with a selection of Chinese foods.


Budding Chef George enjoying a masterclass from Catering Manager Mrs Rose.


 George helping to prepare the evening meal.  Every Wednesday and Thursday George is learning all aspects of food preperation under the expert guidance of Mrs Rose as he has expressed a firm interest in following this avenue as a career path when he leaves Coln House.


Year 10 pupil Jack studying hard in his room


From left-right -The Captains of the ship-Mr Davis, Miss Lipscombe and Mr Thompson


 Jack enjoying a spring gallop at South Cerney Riding Stables

George playing for Ciren U14's

Sherborne House member George Mahon has successfully completed a trial period with Cirencester Town Football Club Under 14's and signed for the remainder of the season and hopes to make his debut soon in the North Wilts Youth League.


George has been a credit to the school and integrated well with the Cirencester boys who have quickly welcomed him into the squad following training every Thursday evening at the Cirencester Football Club Arena.

Extreme Classroom

Congratulations to Sherborne student Jack Edgell on reaching the next stage of the Everest Base Camp Extreme Classroom challenge.  He is now into the last 15 for selection.  The next task he has to overcome is the Three Peaks Challenge.

Pictured are Jack and Deputy Head, Richard Lewis

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Football for activities

Sherborne House members-Mr Thompson, Mr Davis and Kaya enjoying football for activities