Sherfield School

Primary & Secondary
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This school has 5 parent reviews

Sherfield-on-Loddon
Hook
RG27 0HU
01256 884800
Pupils
455
Ages
0 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Other independent school
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Independent inspection report
90%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
93%
NATIONAL AVG. 43%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
20%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
36.6
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
B
-
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
+0.38
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Available
Scholarship Status
£1,926
to
£5,695
Day Fees Per Term

School Open Events


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School Description

As well as impressive exam results at GCSE and A Level, Sherfield School offers a wide range of sports, music, arts and extra-curricular programmes in a warm and friendly environment. Archers Lodge, the purpose-built boarding house, provides a home-from-home for weekly, flexi and full-time boarders. Sherfield pupils are taught in small class sizes with a good pupil teacher ratio, accessing a broad, curriculum delivered by a passionate, knowledgeable and committed staff. The listed manor house sits in 76 acres of parkland between Reading and Basingstoke with easy access to motorways, mainline rail, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, for international pupils. We provide a rich and challenging environment where we set high standards, support our pupils and promote self-discipline and thoughtfulness of others preparing pupils for a place in the competitive international job market.

Sherfield School Reviews

Average Rating:

BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“The gift of confidence”
AUTHOR:
Our daughter started in nursery and went through to prep. Sherfield really helped guide our daughter, giving her the confidence to meet the challenges of a new school head on - and with smiles. 
“Brilliant communication”
AUTHOR:
I wanted to thank you for the brilliant communication between the school and the parents. We are very grateful for it. Our son is delighted to be in Pre-Reception; thank you very much for all your kindness and care for him. He has thoroughly enjoyed all the activities you have been planning for the children. Pre-Reception Parent
“Our daughter is thriving – Mrs P”
AUTHOR:
I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how delighted I am with the nursery provision provided to my children. Our daughter is thriving beyond any expectation in pre-reception, driven by an incredible team of teachers who know exactly how to motivate and care for the children. The communication delivered to the parents, whether it be verbal or via email, is absolutely fantastic and always well received. Our son is settling in marvellously, yet again led by an exceptional team of teachers who leave you filled with no doubt that your child is being cared for and looked after. Their commitment to ensuring our son is settling well and the support given to parents for a smooth transition is beyond that seen in other local settings. Furthermore I couldn’t be happier in our choice of nursery for our children, providing them with the best start in life.
“Positive Year 11 Parent”
AUTHOR:
I had been to the Sixth Form centre before, but it took on a very different vibe with some of the students there. They were such an inspiring and positive group of young people - a real credit to themselves and to how the centre is run. I have always envisaged my son staying on at Sherfield School for Sixth Form but I now feel more confident that he will want to stay and not be tempted by the appeal of other colleges. I, along with many of the other parents, came away from the information evening with a very positive feeling about our children's future at Sherfield, so thank you again to all involved.
“Our son is flourishing here - Year 1 Parent”
AUTHOR:
We are so thankful to you for creating an environment where children are able to flourish in all areas of their lives. They are supported by masterful teachers and staff to face challenges in their lives. So, a huge ‘thank you’ should be said to you and all of your staff in Pre-Prep for allowing our son to have had such a wonderful start to his school life. Onwards into Year Two!
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School Noticeboard

News & events from Sherfield School

Last update: 10 June 2020

            

 

Our Upcoming Open Events are as follows:

Friday 25 June 2020, 9:30am

 

Open Days at Sherfield School are designed to let you experience our school ethos and warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

Meet the Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team, staff and pupils and take a walk around our beautiful school and facilities on a pupil guided tour. It's the perfect way to see our academic approach in action and how we develop a growth mindset.

To get a feel for everything happening at the school day-to-day, please like and follow our Facebook page and search our hashtag #SherfieldStories in advance of your visit. 

If you would like to view the school but couldn't attend our recent Open Day please contact [email protected] to arrange a private tour

  Scholarships

Throughout every year Sherfield School offers Academic, Creative, Performing Arts and Sporting Scholarships offering talented children the opportunity to contribute to, flourish and benefit from the ethos and life at the school.

If you would like to register for a Scholarship Day please click on the link below.

 

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MISSION AND AIMS

 

      

Our motto at Sherfield School is ad vitam paramus – 'we prepare for life'. This sums up our aim for our school community. Our mission is to educate reliable, honest and responsible young people who are reflective, engaged and dynamic and ready for the challenges of modern life.

We help our students to develop not only their gifts, but also their character, teaching them to work both individually and collaboratively. Our pupils learn to respect one another, contribute to the life of the school and celebrate their successes together.

Our core values:
  

- Learning through Innovation

- Pursuing Excellence

- Global Citizenship

- Growing by Learning

 

More about life at Sherfield >>

GCSE Results 2019

Sherfield pupils once again made signifcantly better progress than the national average, with outstanding achievements in their GCSEs.

- 42% of grades were 9 to 7

- 93% pass rate including Maths and English

We are particularly pleased with the significant increase in pupils that have chosen Sherfield as their first choice for A-level study and we will be welcoming back more than double the number of Year 11 pupils compared with previous years, demonstrating once again that Sherfield is the place for serious Post 16 study.

 

A Level Results 2018

Pupils at Sherfield are celebrating significantly improved grades this year with some of the highest sixth form results ever.

- 36% of grades were an A* or A 

- 11% increase on last year of the very highest A* grade being awarded

- 100% of pupils passed 3 or more A Levels

- 20% of pupils achieved AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects

Our A Level progress score is 0.5 which means our pupils achieved grades 0.5 higher than they were expected to.For progress at A Level, Sherfield are 48th out of over 6000 schools and 31st out of over 700 independent schools.

 

More Results >>

SPORT AT SHERFIELD: FROM NURSERY TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

All senior school students have one PE lesson a week, in which different sports are taught, and one Games afternoon a week, in which different team and outdoor activities are played.  The sports played at Sherfield are listed below and you can find out how our teams by following us on our social media channels.

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Football
There are 9 football teams at Sherfield ranging from U9 level through to U16’s. Football is played in the pupil’s games afternoons in the autumn term from September through to December for the boys and in the spring term for the girls. 

Netball
This is the main focus sport for the girls during the autumn term. The school runs 8 teams from U9 level through to U15’s. 

Rugby and Tag Rugby
Rugby and tag rugby is played in the school during the spring term (Jan – Apr). The U9 boys are introduced to rugby in the form of tag rugby. Contact rugby is introduced to the U11 boys and is played throughout the senior school. The school has 5 rugby teams (9 teams including tag rugby). 

Cricket
Cricket is played at Sherfield during the summer term. Sherfield has 5 cricket teams starting with pairs cricket at U9 level, moving up to U15 senior cricket. Cricket is played during the pupils games afternoons with a focus on technical and tactical knowledge. 

Badminton
We are developing this sport very successfully in the school. It is played throughout the school in curriculum PE lessons from year 3 to year 13. The school competes at a local level against other schools and has shown immediate success.

Tennis
Tennis is played during the summer term at Sherfield. We introduce tennis into curriculum lessons as young as Pre Reception (3 to 4 year olds) and run straight through to Year 13. The current U16 tennis team have won the Basingstoke and Deane tennis league for the past 3 years with the U13’s winning twice.

Cross Country
Cross Country takes place in the spring term and is included in every pupil’s curriculum PE lessons. At Sherfield we benefit from a natural course through the school grounds and wooded area which is seen as one of the best courses in Hampshire.

Athletics
Athletics is another summer term activity at Sherfield. It is an area of focus in curriculum PE lessons from pre reception to Year 11. The summer term culminates in Sports Day which sees the schools 4 Houses of Buckfield, Loddon, Lydney and Wynstow battling it out for the overall house crown. 

Basketball
Basketball is an emerging sport within Sherfield School. We currently have two teams in the senior school who play in local competitions. It is taught in the school PE curriculum in the autumn term.

Hockey
Hockey is a sport that is increasing in popularity through the school. It is a sport that is taught as part of the PE curriculum. Hockey is introduced to Pre-Reception in the form of uni-hoc with lightweight sticks where the main focus is on the basics such as grip and passing. 

Judo
Judo is available at Sherfield in the form of an afterschool club. It is taught by a specialist Judo instructor Alex Farbon (Total Judo) who won the Wokingham Sports Award for Top Man 2011. Lessons in judo are available to pupils as young as 5 years old (Reception) and are available throughout the school.

Golf and Tri Golf
Sherfield School benefits from being situated next to Sherfield Oaks which boasts two 18 hole golf courses, a practice putting green, driving range and professional tuition. During the summer term golf is an option for junior and senior pupils in the form of curriculum games lessons or an afterschool club. 

Outdoor Adventure Activities (OAA)
Outdoor adventure activities has been recently introduced as part of the PE curriculum and is becoming very popular. The main focus in this unit of work is to develop pupils teamwork, communication, leadership and problem solving skills. Activities such as problem solving, orienteering and caving are covered. OAA is taught to the pupils from year 2 to 11. OAA is also available at Sherfield School in the form of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

Gymnastics and Trampolining
Gymnastics is an important part of our PE curriculum. It is taught throughout the school in the autumn term from pre-reception through to year 9. At an early age the main focus for gymnastics is developing the pupil’s basic coordination and balance into set movements such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, headstands and handstands. 

Swimming
Swimming is offered to all pupils in the junior school from reception through to year 6. These pupils have one swimming lesson each week for the entirety of the academic year. The pupils receive the benefit of being taught by specialist swimming instructors.

Health Related Fitness (HRF)
Health Related Fitness is taught throughout the school as part of the PE curriculum. The main focus of this unit of work for the junior school is to develop the pupil’s knowledge of how their body works during exercise with the use of heart rate monitors and specialised exercise equipment. 

Rounders
T
he main sport for the girls in the summer term is Rounders. This is taught in their games afternoons as well as senior and junior lunchtime clubs. There is also a junior Rounders club available for the boys to take part in afterschool.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Each year there is a ski trip for pupils at the senior school. The trip caters for skiers of all standards ranging from absolute beginners (first time skiers) to advanced group skiing.

Dance – Ballet
Dance is an activity that is taught in the pupils curriculum PE lessons. We currently teach Pre Reception to Year 2 different areas of dance. We cover contemporary movement, ballroom, hip hop and ballet within school. The main focus is understanding the origins of the dance and basic movements in time to music.

Free Running (Parkour)
Alongside our traditional sports and activities at Sherfield School we have modern activities too, notably free running (parkour), a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles.

More about Sports & Activities >>

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