Sherborne Abbey VC Primary School occupies a site on the extreme western edge of the town at the end of Lenthay Road. The School was officially opened by the Earl and Countess of Wessex on Sunday, 9th July 2000. Formerly, the old school was on a site in Horsecastles, more central within the town. The move from here was in response to a number of factors, chief of which were ever increasing pupil numbers, inadequate facilities of the old buildings and both child and traffic safety.
Planning permission for a new school was granted in 1997. This was to house 240 pupils in purpose built accommodation on a greenfield site to the west of the town at the end of Lenthay Road. The building work started in January 1999, when the first turf was cut by former headteacher, David Downton. Building was completed in January 2000 and the move made from the old school on 28th February during the half term holiday.