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Situated in an idyllic four-acre site, bordered by woodland in the quiet, desirable area of Hiltingbury in Hampshire, Sherborne House School is a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged six months to eleven years.

At Sherborne House, the children are the focus of all we do.  We want them to enjoy, value and grow from all their experiences with us, and to leave school with a life-long love of learning, and the confidence and resilience to achieve their goals and dreams.

Co-educational day school

Number of students


6 months to 11 years

Cordelia Cripps

Head's welcome

At Sherborne House, we believe that the strengths of a School lie firmly in its commitment to viewing each child as an individual. Sherborne House provides an environment where every child’s talents and passions are nurtured and developed.

Inspired teaching and a passionate dedicated staff ensure that we deliver a broad, dynamic and innovative curriculum. We ensure each child has the advantage of a broad and challenging academic offer and our strong academic results speak for themselves. Our children consistently perform above national and local averages at every stage of their education.

We have an excellent reputation for gaining significant numbers of scholarships for entry to senior schools at 11+ across a range of disciplines. The school has strong, long-standing relationships with the senior schools in the area and Sherborne House children are always commended for their determination, confidence and love of learning. Working closely with parents, we aim to build self-confidence and give each child the necessary skills to realise his or her full potential both now and through the next chapters of their life.

We welcome you to our school, and hope our website provides all the information you require, however do get in touch, should you have any queries or questions, as we would love to hear from you! We look forward to welcoming you to Sherborne House School.

Cordelia Cripps, Headmistress



To successfully prepare each child for a future in which they will embrace and explore every opportunity


To discover, nurture and celebrate the unique strengths of each child in an inspiring learning environment, developing happy, confident and passionate learners

Core Values

Our mission is expressed through core values that form the guiding principles of keeping children at the heart of all we do. At Sherborne House, we aim to:

Inspire children through a learning experience that offers purpose and challenge, reflecting their interests, piquing their curiosity and finding their strengths so that they persevere to build on their successes and carry their learning forward within a curriculum and co-curriculum delivered by committed, passionate teachers

Nurture children’s character so that they become content and considerate, reflective and resilient, with a clear sense of their own values and worth as individuals and learners, together with their commitments to their friends and community

Value each individual within our school by recognising each child’s unique requirements and celebrating their personal successes as well as working in close partnership with every family, keeping the child at the heart of every decision