At Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School we pride ourselves on continually recognising the efforts and achievements of our pupils. Every child, from Nursery through to Year 8, benefits from our excellent teaching, facilities and pastoral care.
Our Open Mornings offer the perfect opportunity for families to find out more about Sedbergh Prep School and the opportunities it offers children from 4 to 13 years.
The 9th of June, saw 125 members of the Sedbergh School community power up and down Casterton Fell under glorious blue skies in the seven mile ‘Epic’ run.
The sporting life of Sedbergh Prep School got off to a flying start this term with a whole school fixture against Mowden Hall School.
In April, four young shooters from Sedbergh Prep arrived at the Armoury to join the Sedbergh Senior Squad for its Easter training camp.
We are set to begin a fresh chapter in our development as a school, with a curriculum review centred on thinking skills, philosophy and maximising the benefit of our incredible STEM facilities.
This week I have spoken to the current Year 7s, who now have the chance to apply for a position of service and responsibility for the remainder of the summer term.
Sedbergh Prep School Chamber Choir toured the colleges and historic sites of Oxford University and Blenheim Palace last weekend, performing two concerts to appreciative audiences. Previous destinations have included Edinburgh, Cambridge University and Canterbury.
It has been a real pleasure to get back to School this last week-and-a-bit: the children all seem to be on very top form and enjoying the different ‘feel’ of the summer term.
In 2010, Sedbergh School had 408 pupils, there were 83 pupils in Sedbergh Junior School and the programme of summer sports courses was in its infancy.
Last Friday's poetry competition was a wonderful way in which to round off the week, with a full house in the Tom Penny Theatre and an atmosphere of anticipation and expectation.
It was a real delight to watch the Years 6 and 7 pupils in ‘The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents’.
It has been a nice return to normality this week, getting through Monday to Friday without a snowflake in sight.
In a week where I thought I might be suffering from Winter Olympics withdrawal syndrome, we have had plenty of our own snow sports to get involved with, courtesy of the Beast from the East.
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 23rd February
Four out of Four at the Catteral Shield
Equestrian Team Training Day with Alex Hua Tian, China’s Top Olympic Event Rider & Sarah Higgins, British Grand prix Dressage Rider
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 9th February
Chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont CBE
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 26th January
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 19th January
Headmaster’s Blog - Friday 12th January
Over 500 runners compete in the South Lakeland Cross Country Trials at Sedbergh Prep. Read more here.
A quick look at the festivities from today!
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 8th December
Liz Million, Author & Illustrator, Visits Sedbergh Prep
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 1st December
NSEA Regional Show Jumping Champions
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 24th November
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 17th November
Kids’ Lit Quiz Competition, 2017
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 10th November
National Schools Equestrian Championships 2017
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 20th October
On Thursday Sedbergh Prep School hosted our annual Northern Invitational Cross-Country event. On a muddy, but firm course, which became slippy as the rain fell after the first 3 races, all the runners had to dig deep.
Headmaster's Blog - Friday 13th October
Read more about the Year 7 & 8 Theatre trip to watch 'As You Like It' in Keswick.
Read more about the Dorothea Beale Lecture that took place at Sedbergh Prep School.
Find out more about how the Sedbergh Equestrian Team got on at the NSEA Championship Qualifiers...
Amazing LAMDA results from Sedbergh Prep Pupils'.
Author Visit - Nigel Hinton. Pupils in Years 3-8 were lucky enough to meet the award wining author, Nigel Hinton. An inspirational day for the Sedbergh Prep pupils!
The annual Sedbergh Prep Sponsored Walk....a memorable day for all!
Leadership Day with Captain Lydiate and 4 LANCS. Read more here...
Read more about the U9 Sports' Team Success....
Life as a boarder at Sedbergh Prep!
Half term success for tennis ace James!
Salters Chemistry Competition - Lancaster University
Inter-House Academic Challenge. Read more...
Britain produces good scientists. For proof of that, you need look no further than the Edinburgh-born and educated Sir Fraser Stoddart, who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work developing molecular machinery.
National County Show Jumping Championships, Buckinghamshire.
Our traditional Pony Club Camp offers children the opportunity to experience a week of fun and excitement, whist learning and developing their equine skills.
The House Poetry Reciting Competition culminated in a highly entertaining and memorable Final on Friday afternoon which took place in front of the whole School in the Tom Penny Theatre.
What a week for sporting success at Sedbergh Prep...
James Griffin in Year 8 was called up on Saturday into the Great Britain U13 National Training Squad for a 4 day intensive residential camp at The Lawn Tennis Association `s £40m flagship National Training Centre in Roehampton.
Three National Cross-Country Titles at Malvern
After two days of intensive exercises and interviews last week, I am pleased to announce that Will Newman (42) will become Headmaster of Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School on 1 September 2017.
Will Carling is (of course) a legend of the rugby pitch, but he is also something more than that – an alumnus of Sedbergh School.
Rising saxophone star's masterclass aims to inspire
Phenomenal Turn Out at Cross Country Trials
Thank you to everyone who joined us at today's Cross Country Trials - what a great afternoon! Well Done to all pupils who participated, we had some fantastic results. 29 schools competed and we had over 500 runners.
Under 13 Hockey Girls become County Champions!
On Wednesday afternoon, two teams of pupils from the Prep School travelled to Pendle Vale College, Nelson, to compete in the Regional Kids’ Lit Competition against 25 other teams.
At the start of the year 3000 teams started in the 2016 Aegon Team Tennis Schools Year 8 & 10 championships and this year has seen Sedbergh produce their best ever performance.
Pupils at Sedbergh Prep were delighted to meet celebrated children's author Michael Morpurgo last week.
We are delighted to announce that Sedbergh Prep are now the 2016 Hammond Cup Shooting Champions.
On Tuesday 10th May, four of our aspiring scientists travelled to the John Moore University, Liverpool for the Salter’s Science Competition. They were: Edward, Rhys, Sarah, and Alice. Entrants for this competition are from a number of schools in the North West of England and the pupils are typically drawn from Year 8 and 9 classes.
A Week in Cressbrook House (Boys’ Boarding House)
After a hectic lent term, 47 Sedbergh Prep parents and children met at Manchester Airport on Saturday 26th of March, to embark on a family ski trip to Bormio, Italy.
James Griffin in Year 7 has spent most of the Easter holidays competing in both Manchester and Newcastle playing a staggering 30 matches including five in one day.
We are delighted to announce that our pupils have gained fantastic results in their LAMDA Examinations this term obtaining 13 Distinctions and 5 Merits. Well done to all!
Murder at the Hotel Crumhorn opened to a live audience on 7th & 8th March making it a roaring success.
Fraser is crowned National Prep School Cross Country Champion
Please watch out latest Prep School video - A World of Futures
An astonishing 385 primary school children from the South Lakeland District competed at Sedbergh Prep on Wednesday in the annual cross-country trials. After all the wet weather of late, we were particularly blessed with a fine, mild day.
On Saturday 14th November James, Year 6, took part in the England Squash North West Regional (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester) Under 11 Competition. James was very successful managing third place.
Sedbergh School returned from the four-day National Schools Equestrian Championships last week ranking eighth in the country and with a National Champion, Storm Straker, in the team.
Read all about our Equestrian Success...
Fraser wins ESFR championship
We welcomed Major J. Tancrel and the gentlemen of 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment on Tuesday 8th September - great leadership programme designed for our Year 7s & 8s.
Welcome to our new Library...
Read the full recent report for Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School from The Good Schools Guide...