Monday, November 19, 2007

Sherborne School
Sherborne School is an English public school for boys in the town of Sherborne in north-west Dorset, England.


James Adams, cricketer
Hugh Bonneville, actor
Tom Bradby, TV journalist and author
Rt Hon Sir Christopher Chataway, athlete and politician
Charles Collingwood, actor
David Cornwell, (a.k.a. John le Carré) writer
Charlie Cox, actor
Cecil Day-Lewis, poet
Nigel Dempster, journalist
Jimmy Edwards, comedian
Sir Richard Eyre, film and theatre director, artistic director of the National Theatre 1988-97
Sir Michael Hopkins, architect
Jeremy Irons, actor
Stanley Johnson, politician
Robert Kitson, Rugby Union Correspondent, The Guardian
Anthony Lane, film critic
John Le Mesurier, actor
Colin Lucas, Master of Balliol and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University until 2001.
Chris Martin, member of rock band Coldplay
Ian Messiter, creator of Just a Minute
King Mswati III, king of Swaziland
Keith Muspratt, World War One Flying Ace
George Miller, lawyer
Julius Neave, insurance executive
Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician
Peter Oborne, journalist, author and political commentator
Charles Palmer, engineer and survivor of the siege of Lucknow
Lance Percival, actor
Jon Pertwee, actor
Sir Alastair Pilkington, director of the Bank of England
James Purefoy, actor
Rt Rev Lord Sheppard of Liverpool, former England cricketer and Bishop of Liverpool
Sir David Spedding, head of the SIS
Alan Turing, mathematician
Alec Waugh, novelist
John Weston, diplomat Famous alumni

Five Old Shirburnians have been awarded the Victoria Cross, to whom a memorial plaque was commissioned, the unveiling of which took place in the School Chapel on 19th September 2004.

Rear Admiral Henry James Raby VC; (VC won in the Crimean War and at the time he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy (Naval Brigade))
Brigadier Charles Edward Hudson VC, CB, DSO & Bar, Military Cross; (VC won in the First World War and at the time he was a Temporary Lieutenant Colonel in the Sherwood Foresters)
Major Edward Bamford VC DSO; (VC won in the First World War and at the time he was a Captain in the Royal Marine Light Infantry)
Colonel Sir Arthur George Hammond VC, KCB, DSO; (VC won in the Second Afghan War and at the time he was a Captain in the Bengal Staff Corps, Indian Army)
Captain John Hollington Grayburn VC; (VC won in the Second World War and at the time he was a Lieutenant in the Parachute Regiment) Victoria Cross holders
Sherborne School is composed of 8 houses, where the pupils (invariably referred to as 'boys') live and work when not in lessons. The names of the houses, their distinctive letter, used in certain circumstances as an abbreviation, and current housemasters are:
Until 1999 there was another house, Westcott (h).
These houses also compete against each other in various sporting, educational and musical competitions.

School House (a) Peter Watts
Abbey House (b) Mark Pryor
The Green (c) Giles Reynolds
Harper House (d) Simon Tremewan
Wallace House (e) (formerly Elmdene) Giles Robinson
Abbeylands (f) Richard Bool
Lyon House (g) Patrick Francis
The Digby (m) (formerly the Digby Hotel) Martin Brooke

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