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At a glance:
Type of School: Co-educational day and boarding school
Location: South West England
Sherborne International Information:
Founded by Sherborne School in 1977, Sherborne International educates girls and boys aged 8-17 from all over the world, preparing them for the best possible British education. A small school of 140 pupils with over 20 nationalities, we have successfully placed thousands of former students at the UK’s elite boarding schools.
With our in-depth understanding of international students’ needs and very small class sizes (eight students), we provide a high quality, personalised learning experience, covering academic, linguistic and cultural education. Students on our school term courses typically stay here for between one term and three years. Our short courses, including intensive spring revision courses and summer courses last 2-8 weeks. Sherborne International is in the beautiful, historic town of Sherborne, South West England (two hours from London). We accommodate up to 140 boys and girls aged 8-17. It has impressive sporting and musical facilities, including a 25-metre swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, dance studio, sports hall and sports fields.
Academic Programmes: We offer a range of courses for international students with an academic focus on improving Englishand knowledge of subjects.Our aim is to provide the best possible introduction to the UK education system and ensure each student reaches a high level of academic achievement. Our classes are very small, with 5–8 students per class and all teachers are qualified to teach English as well as their specialist subject. Our courses include junior preparation where students follow a broad range of subjects from the national curriculum. I/GCSE courses can be taken over one or two years with the flexibility of joining in January or April. Our non-examined Pre-Sixth Form Course can be entered for one or two terms in January or April and helps students develop a range of academic skills to better prepare them for sixth-form study.
Boarding: We pride ourselves on one of the best staff to student ratios in the world, with experienced house parents, supported by teams of residential house tutors responsible for the well-being and happiness of students 24 hrs a day. This also allows us to offer a wide variety of sports, activities and excursions to keep students active and happy. We have a doctor available every morning, so medical care is always available. Girls and boys live in separate houses and most have a single or double bedroom. We aim to ensure students sharing speak a different language. New for 2018 will be a refurbished boarding house with en-suite facilities. Houses have WiFi and common rooms with TVs, DVD players and games consoles. Desktop computers are also available with access to printers.
Sport: Sport is a very important and enjoyable part of English school life. Our sports teachers coach students for sports they are likely to play at their next schools including athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball and swimming. Most weekends have a busy leisure programme on Saturday and Sunday and evenings are also well structured.
Summer School: Our Summer School Courses are for international students aged 8-17. The courses are intensive and academic with an extensive choice of sports, activities and excursions. We also offer Spring Revision Courses. In 2018, 80.1% of our students gained A*-C/4+ at I/GCSE/GCSE and in 77% of our year 11 students gained band 6 or above in their IELTS exams. Sherborne International is accredited by The British Council and The Independent Schools Association. It is a member of COBIS, ECIS, ISA, BSA and English UK.