Sherfield School

Sherfield School is a co-educational independent boarding and day school offering a well-rounded and nurturing environment for children from 3 months to 18 years. We offer a first-class academic education within a forward-looking and enriched curriculum within a distinct pre-prep, prep school and a senior school including sixth form. Our most recent inspection report praised Sherfield’s standards of teaching, personal development and pastoral care.

Golf at Sherfield


Sherfield School is located on the A33 between Reading and Basingstoke, approximately 50 miles from south west London. For boarders, the school is exceptionally well located and accessible, set between the M3 (Junction 6) and M4 (Junction 11) motorways, Gatwick and Heathrow International airports and with easy access to mainline railway stations at Basingstoke (30 minutes from Clapham Junction), Hook, Farnborough and Aldershot.

The Victorian Manor, Buckfield House, forms the centre of the school and grounds which include protected woodlands, a lake and topiary gardens. The purpose-built boarding house, Archer’s Lodge, provides contemporary accommodation for 120 boarders in bright and airy en-suite rooms with countryside views. Weekly and flexi boarding options are also available.

Buckfield at Sherfield school

School Motto: Ad Vitam Paramus

Ad Vitam Paramus means ‘Preparing for Life’ and, through a rich variety of experiences, Sherfield pupils are educated to become reliable, honest and responsible young people who are reflective, engaged, dynamic and ready for the challenges of modern life.

The school encourages pupils to develop the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to be successful in tackling the challenges life presents to them and, through academic rigour and a supportive environment, they grow strong, self-assured and motivated by each Sherfield experience. 

Boarding at Sherfield

Boy working with grid at Sherfield School

Results at Sherfield

Sherfield School teaches the English curriculum in small class sizes allowing our enthusiastic and expert staff to bring out the potential of each child.

GCSE Results

Despite the newly reformed qualification system, with reduced coursework and increased academic rigour, 13% of the school’s results were at the top grade of 9 (equivalent to A** in the old GCSE grading system) compared with the national figure of 4%. Overall pupils achieved a 96% pass rate which is 30% above the national figure (source: Of particular note were:

  • 100% pass rate in Mathematics
  • 96% pass rate in English

A Level Results

Sherfield School celebrated another year of A Levels with notable success in Further Maths where candidates celebrated 100% A*-C; Spanish and PE. In Psychology and German we saw 100% A* - A. We are delighted with the results, especially considering it is the second year of reformed A-Level examinations.

Sherfield School pupils go on to study at an impressive range of universities and colleges including Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group Universities and international universities including Monash in Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul; KyAMK in Finland and universities in the United States.

Sports, music and art

Sherfield offers a wide variety of competitive sports at the school and many other sports and hobbies as extra-curricular activities. Many of our pupils perform nationally and internationally in sports such as football, athletics, tennis, ice skating and horse-riding. The state-of-the-art 3G MUGA opens in 2018 extending the sports facilities at the school.

Children running at Sherfield school

Music and the arts are well supported within the school with opportunities to join choirs and orchestras throughout the school at all ages. There is a vibrant and varied programme of musical and arts events held in the school throughout the year both showcasing pupils work and also independent artists and performers.

Leadership activities include the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Army Cadets and school trips take pupils skiing and to various locations in Europe as part of their academic studies each year.

The school operates a rolling admissions programme so pupils can join Sherfield at any point in the school year. Open Days and Scholarship exams for academic, sports, arts and music awards take place in all three terms, more details and dates can be found on the website. Sixth Form scholarships are awarded on the basis of points scored at GCSE and a loyalty discount for length of time in the school.

If you would like to arrange a bespoke visit to the school, please contact our admissions team at or call +44 (0) 1256 884 800.

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