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.


  • Meeting Request

  • Video Call Preference






Prep School Celebrates Excellent Educational Quality Inspection

By Emma | April 21, 2022

Sedbergh Prep School has been ranked ‘Excellent’ in its recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for the quality of the pupils’ academic education and their personal development.

Year 5 Aztec Day

Year 5 Bring History to Life with Aztec Day

By Matthew Burns | March 8, 2022

Year 5 pupils immersed themselves in a day full of Aztec activities recently, taking what they had learned in the classroom and applying it to a wide range of practical activities, all organised by Year 5 teacher, Mrs Follett. The first activity of the day, like it is in most modern households, was to make…

Lindsay McCrae with Emperor Penguins

Award Winning Cameraman Visits Sedbergh Prep

By Matthew Burns | January 25, 2022

On Monday, we were delighted to welcome BAFTA award winning cameraman Lindsay McCrae to Sedbergh Prep School for Antarctica Day. Lindsay McCrae, who has worked on a number of BBC wildlife series, spent the day in school delivering insightful and inspiring assemblies to all of our year groups about his time away in Antarctica, as…

Sedbergh Prep Pupil Enjoying The Challenge

Sedbergh Prep Welcomes South Lakes Primary Schools for Cross Country Trials

By Matthew Burns | January 20, 2022

Last week, Sedbergh Prep School welcomed over 400 children from over 30 schools in the local area for the South Lakes District Cross Country Trials. Children aged between 8 – 11 tackled the challenging course in terrific spirit, and were ably cheered on and supported by schools’ staff and parents which created a wonderful atmosphere…



Sedbergh School Equestrian Success at Royal Windsor Horse Show

By Matthew Burns | May 18, 2022

The Sedbergh School Team of Kate Sanderson, Scarlett Holden, Ella Turner and Katie Wood had the most phenomenal weekend competing at the Royal Windsor Horse Show for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The team finished 3rd nationally against 20 qualified teams in the Frogmore sand arena, cheered on from start to finish by the 14-strong Sedbergh School supporters,…

Holly training hard for her challenge

Upper Sixth pupil prepares to take on Sedberghian endurance challenge

By Matthew Burns | May 17, 2022

Upper Sixth pupil Holly is readying herself to face the biggest endurance challenge of her life with the aim of raising money and awareness for a charity close to her heart. The Boddy Challenge is an endurance event created by Old Sedberghian Imo Boddy in 2017. Whilst in her final year here at Sedbergh School,…


Sedbergh International Summer School 2022

By Matthew Burns | May 2, 2022

Sunday 03 July – Saturday 13 August 2022 | Following the cancellation of the International Summer School in 2020 & 2021, we are really looking forward to welcoming our international pupils back to Sedbergh this summer for ISS 2022. 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Sedbergh International Summer School and there is much to…

Kate and Katie Year 12 Equestrian

British Eventing Success for Sedbergh Duo

By Matthew Burns | April 19, 2022

Year 12 pupils Kate and Katie have had a busy Easter break, recently competing at the British Eventing U18 100cm competition at Northallerton Equestrian Centre. After a full day of competition, the pair came away with very impressive results – Kate placing 2nd and Katie 4th in a field of 31. Sedbergh School Equestrian Team…