From the Headmaster

Welcome to the Sedbergh School website. Every one of us at Sedbergh is enormously proud of our school; what it stands for and all that our pupils achieve. We hope you will enjoy looking at the photographs and videos which provide a window into full boarding school life at Sedbergh. If you are unfamiliar with the school, please do visit in person to meet our staff and the pupils who make it such an exceptional place to live and work.

Our purpose is to ensure that Sedberghians have the skills and qualifications to compete with the best, the resilience to thrive under pressure and the attitude to capitalise on the opportunities that lie before them. These are the essential qualities which our children require as they face the challenges and opportunities of the future.

We know that our children will best flourish if they lead rich and varied lives to develop the fullest range of their talents to the optimum. Thus we are proud of the range of our curriculum, our sporting and musical heritage and the extraordinary breadth of our extra-curricular provision. Set on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, there are few such inspirational places to live, work and learn.

We believe that our setting, our values and our commitment to full boarding make our school truly unique. Only in a true boarding community is it possible to find such a full and varied education where staff and pupils work together; 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Sedbergh is a forward-looking boarding school which provides the time and space to inspire interests and nurture friendships which will last a lifetime.

We delight in the diversity of our pupils who bring a richness of experience and enthusiasm to Sedbergh and challenge us to find a niche in which every individual may excel and be valued for all that they achieve in every sphere. The self confidence that this engenders enables pupils to capitalise on new situations and challenges. It also generates the humility to acknowledge the success of others, the compassion to support those who encounter difficulties and maturity so that our pupils take responsibility for themselves. Sedberghians may be confident, but never arrogant.

We expect our pupils to leave Sedbergh as complete young adults, secure in themselves, focused on a path for the future and with the confidence to make wise decisions that enhance their lives and the lives of those around them.

Dan Harrison