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Sherfield School is a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 3 months to 18 years. Occupying over 76 acres of beautiful park land in Sherfield on Loddon in Hampshire, Sherfield School boasts exceptional modern classrooms and facilities in a beautiful manor house dating back to the 12th century. The school provides an environment where children flourish and develop their talents throughout their individual learning journeys, and create strong partnerships with parents to ensure every child is supported, inspired and challenged to reach their true potential.

3 months to 18 years

“My child receives great care and gets to do something new and creative everyday.  The staff are very friendly and they are fantastic with my child.”


“My child has been at the school since infancy and has achieved academically while growing in independence and developing self confidence and social and emotional skills to prepare him for adulthood.”


Head Nick Brain

Head's welcome

I warmly welcome you to Sherfield school. I hope this website will give you a clear idea of our values and the opportunities available here, whether you are reading through the information as a student, prospective student or parent, previous student or a visitor.

Sherfield School is an outstanding, all-round academic, active and creative school where learners thrive and flourish as they experience the excitement and enjoyment of learning.  As one of the top independent co-educational day and boarding schools in the UK, we offer a wonderful learning environment within exquisite park and woodland surrounding a listed heritage building.

Through a rich variety of experiences, our learners become passionate and creative problem solvers, ready to contribute to a global society.  As ambitious, enterprising, inventive and innovative young minds, they develop the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to be successful in tackling the challenges life presents to them. Through academic rigour and a supportive environment, they grow strong, self-assured and motivated by each Sherfield experience.

As a school community, we challenge, inspire and support each other as we create and imagine our best futures. We know and care for each other and foster an environment where students and staff feel supported whilst building strong and ambitious futures. Together we build a powerful culture of creativity that is without boundaries. We are critical thinkers who challenge ideas, pave new paths and encourage inventiveness whenever possible.

We pride ourselves on our close relationship with parents and place great value on individual contact.  Friendliness and willingness to listen are the starting points for effective collaboration and these you will find here.

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our students take great pride in showing visitors around our school. Thank you for spending time visiting our website.

Nick Brain, Headteacher


An outstanding, all-round academic, active and creative school

From the moment your child enters our outstanding nursery, they will start to develop their social and learning skills within our warm and nurturing school environment.

As they progress through the Prep and Senior schools, the children start to develop rigorous academic skills and enjoy world-class sports, arts and music programmes. With our small class sizes and bespoke learning, we regularly achieve outstanding results in academic league tables. Sixth Formers are exceptionally well-prepared by our dedicated staff for further education and gain entry into some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Regular fieldwork, sports exchanges and cultural trips round out their development and this integrated education instils a lifelong love of learning and culture.

We immerse our pupils in school life from day one of their journey here. Sherfield School is always a hive of activity. Our gifted and talented student body includes many musicians, artists, county players in tennis and rugby plus national and international cycling, judo, equestrian and swimming stars. The school also plays host to many music and arts events throughout the school year, hosted in the oak panelled Liddell Room and our vibrant art gallery.

Alongside academic learning and sports, we tailor pastoral care to meet your child’s individual needs and aim to foster their unique talents and character, building confidence and respect.

And with our Grade ll listed manor house set in many acres of beautiful grounds, woods and gardens, plus a new, purpose-built playground, there are plenty of opportunities for all ages to get outside in the fresh country air.

Come and visit us to get a feel for our dynamic community and see how your child could benefit from The Sherfield Experience.