Sherfield School (GEMS), Sherfield on Lodden, Hampshire

Sherfield School in Sherfield on Loddoen near Hook in Hampshire

Address: Sherfield School, Sherfield on Lodden, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0HU
Admissions Queries: FAO The Registrar,, +44 [0] 1256 884 800
Age Range: Boys & Girls aged 3 months – 18 years
Fees Per Year: £8,520 – £21,495

Sherfield School is a private independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged between 3 months and 18 years old. It was established in 2004 and forms part of the Global Education Management Systems Limited (GEMS) network of 60 schools around the world. Sherfield School is located in the small North Hampshire village of Sherfield on Lodden, just outside of Hook and close to the Berkshire border. It is around 12 miles south of Reading and 6 miles north of Basingstoke. The school building itself is an old Victorian manor house and sits in substantial grounds. It teaches just over 500 pupils.

There is boarding accommodation available for the seniors and children can be full time, weekly or stay as flexi-boarders. The two storey boarding house is located within the school grounds and has a good range of facilities including a kitchen, common room, Internet access, digital TV and a garden. There are also a variety of evening and weekend activities for the boarders to get involved in.

There is an array of activities and sports opportunities within the school and it has a thriving after school scene. The school operates a House system which encourages competition in a variety of activities. The older Sixth Form students are often involved in running the House activities and it promotes a responsibility of pastoral care towards the younger children, which is an ethos that runs throughout the school. Sports that are particularly prominent at Sherfield School are football, rugby, badminton, netball, cricket, swimming and cross country running.

Admission to the senior school requires the child to be first registered with the registrar. The child will then receive an invite for an interview and to take assessments at the school as well as spending time within their year group. If transferring from another school, school reports from the previous school will also be taken into account before a place is offered. Entry lower down the school requires a registration to be made and an invite will be made for parents and children to have a tour of the school and also for the child to spend some time with their year group.