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Sherborne Preparatory School

Address: Acreman St, Sherborne DT9 3NY, United Kingdom

Description Sherborne Preparatory School

  • Year of foundation: 1885;
  • Location: Sherborne, England;
  • Age of students: from 7 to 13 years;
  • Educational type: mixed;
  • Accommodation type: residence, full board, half board;
  • Language of instruction: English language.

Sherborne Preparatory School is an educational institution of preparatory format for international students aged 7 to 13 years, located in the south of England. The school has an excellent reputation and bears the status of one of the leading educational centers of Dorset.

After graduation, students of the Sherborne Preparatory School can continue their secondary education, for example, in the Sherborne boys school, a similar institution for girls, or in another leading educational institution in Britain.

Sherborne Preparatory School is distinguished by its excellent quality of educational services, as well as by the desire to instill in the pupils basic moral values. The school calls its mission the creation of the most comfortable conditions for learning at that age, which is very important for further successful development.

The school offers its students have classes in a day format, or with a boarding. For the latter on the territory there are cozy residences.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sherborne Preparatory School

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from 8 250 £ / term

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 7 to 13 years old;
  • Dates: September-June;
  • Duration of the program: from 1 year.

In the Sherborne Preparatory School elementary school, students study the disciplines that are part of the standard British secondary school curriculum:

  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Computer science;
  • English;
  • Literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Music;
  • Drawing;
  • Physical Education;
  • Theatrical art.

Also within the program, international students learn about one of the foreign languages to choose from - French, Spanish, German or Chinese - and from the age of 9 such subjects as ancient culture and Latin language are added to the curriculum. In the 7th year of study, the study of biology and chemistry is added to the course.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are two hostels for pupils of the school: for boys (Acreman) and for girls (Netherton). Students are settled in cozy rooms, where there is everything necessary for comfortable living.

Catering is organized in the school canteen at full board. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, students receive a variety of traditional English or international dishes. All food is cooked directly at the school, for which only fresh products from local suppliers are used.

Events Sherborne Preparatory School

In their free time, pupils of Sherborne School have the opportunity to join the leisure program.

List of sports activities:

  • Football;
  • Swimming;
  • Cricket;
  • Rugby;
  • Hockey;
  • Table tennis;
  • Fencing;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Karate;
  • American football;
  • Badminton;
  • Fitness;
  • Golf;
  • Horseback riding.

In the evenings, entertainment events are organized for the pupils of the school, such as board games, quizzes, walks, theater and music studios.

From Monday to Friday, there is a learning process, and on Saturday and Sunday, tours of cultural sites and British sights are organized for students. They can also go bowling, paintball or visit a travel center.

Equipment Sherborne Preparatory School

The school campus Sherborne is located in the historic center of the city of the same name, which is located on the border of three British counties (Dorset, Somerset, Wilshire). From here to the city center a few minutes walk. The path to London Heathrow Airport will take a couple of hours, but there are also closer airports - in Bristol and Exeter.

The total area of the school is 11 acres. The general infrastructure is distinguished by good and modern equipment:

  • Sports fields;
  • Heated pool;
  • Theater;
  • Equipped classrooms;
  • Computer class;
  • Laboratories.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year at Sherborne Preparatory School is divided into three trimesters and includes three vacation periods:

  • Autumn Trimester: September 4 - December 14, Vacation: October 19 - November 4;
  • Spring Trimester: January 7 - March 29, Vacation: February 15-24;
  • Summer Term: May 24 - June 28, Vacation: May 24 - June 2.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Academic program;
  • Extra-curriculum (excursions, entertainment);
  • Residence.

Additional charges:

  • Registration fee;
  • Place Verification Deposit;
  • Additional English lessons;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Visa application;
  • Air tickets.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the school of Sherborne, foreign students need to prepare a number of documents:

  • Extract from the estimates, translated into English;
  • Certificate of English Proficiency;
  • Essay in English;
  • Interview on Skype, or during a personal visit to the school (for admission to the 6-8 year of study).

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