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





Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School outdoor learning space, the Den

Innovative Outdoor Learning in the Den at Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School

By Sharon-lee Lukas | May 16, 2023

Given the extraordinary natural environment in which Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School is situated, it is perhaps a natural progression for the school to invest in providing a new, purpose-built, outdoor learning space to further benefit from its surroundings. Construction of the Den started just before Christmas 2022 and was completed late February 2023. The Den is a robust, multipurpose, facility featuring solid oak timbers and…

Bird Watching

Pre-Prep Look to the Skies in Science

By Emma | March 24, 2023

Not far from Casterton there is a wonderful nature reserve of woodland, ponds, wetlands and reedbeds, home to a wide array of wild birds, plants and unique natural habitats. Bitterns and Marsh Harriers are two of the area’s most special and rare residents; on the recent Pre-prep trip to RSPB Leighton Moss, they provided a…

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Inspired Geography in a Natural Classroom

By Emma | March 7, 2023

Our aim in geography is to engage and inspire our pupils to want to learn about the world around them and we are very lucky to be able to do this with the amazing surroundings located right on our doorstep.  Our Year 5 geographers recently headed to Sedbergh to investigate the downstream changes of local…

Designers and engineers

Saturday Design School at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School

By Emma | January 13, 2023

Are you looking for a fun Saturday activity during these wet and cold weeks after Christmas? Is your child in Years 4, 5 or 6? Then look no further! Future designers and engineers are invited to join Sedbergh Prep School’s Head of DTE, Mrs Victoria Thompson, for two Saturday mornings during January and February 2023…


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Introducing Ms Zappula, who facilitates Sedbergh’s Hirst Centre

By Sharon-lee Lukas | June 8, 2023

Ms Zappula, former Argentinian national hockey player, is Sedbergh’s talented Hirst Centre facilitator. Since it opened in 2018, the Hirst Centre has become a valued resource for the School.

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Final Commendation Lunch of 2023

By Sharon-lee Lukas | June 7, 2023

Every half-term Headmaster Mr Harrison, welcomes our brightest performers from years 9 to 11 to a celebratory, Commendation Lunch in Queen’s Hall. To ensure that no-one leaves the room without getting their thinking caps out, Mr Harrison posed three questions to the room! Pupils and staff could answer whichever question they felt strongest about. The…

Sedbergh Equestrian Team at Royal Windsor

Equestrian Team Shines at Royal Windsor

By Sharon-lee Lukas | May 24, 2023

In a triumph for our equestrian team, Sedbergh School have placed fourth at the 2023 Royal Windsor Horse Show, a national show jumping event undertaken in teams of four.

School of Athens

School of Athens discusses Issues Regarding Genomics

By Sharon-lee Lukas | May 16, 2023

This week the School of Athens discussion considers Issues regarding genomics: Regulation, Risks, Designer Babies and Eugenics.