Preparatory school

Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 to 13, accepting boarders from 7 years old.

Click here for an overview of Sedbergh Preparatory School.

Senior school

Sedbergh School was established in 1525 and is a co-educational full boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18 offering the GCSE and A level curriculum.

Click here for an overview of Sedbergh Senior School.

international summer school

Sedbergh International Summer School is for children aged between 8 and 17 and is an English and activites based programme which is fully accredited by the British Council.

Click here for an overview of the Summer School.

organising your virtual visit

We are delighted to be able to give our overseas parents the opportunity to explore Sedbergh School and Sedbergh Prep School via a virtual visit.

During the virtual visit, parents will have a personal presentation and Q&A session with the Headmaster and a representative from the Admissions team; additional appointments with Housesparents and Heads of Department can also be arranged. We are able to accommodate video calls via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, WeChat and Line.

In the meantime, you may watch a selection of our videos below.

If you have any questions please email:

If you would like to register for a 'Virtual Visit' please complete the form and a member of the Admissions team will be in touch.


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  • Video Call Preference





Dressage visitor

Sedbergh Prep Pupils Trained by Olympic Dressage Rider

By Emma | May 19, 2021

Ex-Olympian Emma Hindle, an experienced dressage rider who competed for Great Britain at both the Athens and Beijing Games, recently took time out of her busy schedule to visit Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School. Despite currently competing for selection at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Emma had kindly offered to coach a number of Prep School pupils,…

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How We Develop a Love of Learning in Reception

By Nick Goligher | April 14, 2021

By Nick Goligher, Assistant Head As a teacher of Primary-age children, one of the most important things we all aim to instil is a love of learning, a trait that will surely serve them well in the future. At Sedbergh Prep School, our Early Years Foundation Stage, including The Mulberry Bush Nursery and our Pre-Prep…

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28 Dales Later: No Possibility of a Walk

By Matthew Burns | March 18, 2021

Sedbergh School and Sedbergh Prep School recently featured on the popular podcast ’28 Dales Later’. The podcast is an exploration and celebration of Northern England, with each episode discovering landscapes, heritage, hidden corners, tall tales, yomping, poetry, song and places often overlooked, but full of intrigue and wonder. In this episode, Steven Wharton interviews Sedbergh…

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Mr Newman’s Friday E-ssembly: 05 March 2021

By Matthew Burns | March 5, 2021

Dear Parents No doubt you will be just as ready as me for the re-opening of School on Monday. I know staff feel just as ready to take the first steps back on a steady road to normality and teaching in-person once again. There was a lot of detail in last week’s Newsletter and so…


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Wilson Run 2021

By Matthew Burns | June 18, 2021

Full Results Following the cancellation of last year’s Wilson Run (only the fourth time in it’s 141 year history the race has been cancelled), we were delighted to be able to host the Wilson Run this year. Usually run at the end of March, the decision was made earlier this year to complete the Wilson…

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Sedberghian History for Senior Music Scholars

By Matthew Burns | June 1, 2021

Year 13 pupils, Amelia and Ella, gave a breath-taking final recital in Thornely Studio to a small, select audience. Earlier this year, the pair became the first pupils in our School’s history to receive their brown blazers in recognition for their services to music throughout their time at Sedbergh School. Director of Music at Sedbergh…

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Academy Success for Sedbergh Sportswomen

By Matthew Burns | May 11, 2021

Three Sixth Form pupils at Sedbergh School have recently enjoyed academy selection in netball and cricket, as we start to see a return to competitive sport. Emily (Year 13), who is part of the Manchester Thunder Under 19 Pathway squad in netball, with Old Sedberghian Chess Cooke, has recently been called up to the Under…

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Sedbergh School Named BSA Finalist 2021

By Matthew Burns | April 30, 2021

We are delighted to have been announced as a finalist at the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Awards 2021, in the ‘Boarding House Extension or Refurbishment’ category. We have been recognised for our work over the last 12 months, in converting our old Sixth Form block building into our newly refurbished boarding facility named ‘Nightingale’. This…