Sherborne Preparatory School


Sherborne Preparatory School


Sherborne, Dorset


New teaching block extension

Sherborne Preparatory School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2.5 to 13 years.

BoonBrown was commissioned by Sherborne Preparatory School Governors to design and manage the build of two new extensions to accommodate 11 classrooms as general teaching areas.

The design was inspired by the bay proportions found on the existing school house and utilised high quality Ashlar stone and curtain walling to create a clear rhythm along the elevation. The two extensions book-ended the existing historical buildings and completely transformed and modernised the appearance of the school.

The comfort cooled building uses both traditional and contemporary materials to produce a building which harmonises with the traditional buildings that surround it.