Each year more than one hundred boys and girls from all over the world join Sherborne International in Sherborne, Dorset, UK.  They do so as the first step towards a successful education in the United Kingdom.

Mrs Mary Arnal (MSc, PGCE, FRSA) - Principal

What is Sherborne International?

Sherborne International is England's original international study centre.  Although owned by Sherborne School, the School is a separate school, accredited as a member of the Independent Schools Council, by the Independent Schools Association. It is for boys and girls aged between 11 and 17. The British Council has accredited the quality of the English language element of all its courses.

What is the aim of Sherborne International?

Sherborne International aims to be the best possible starting point for boys and girls from non-British, non-English speaking educational backgrounds, who wish to join the English educational system.

What are the unique features of Sherborne International?

The School is the only one of its kind in England. It has been specially built, on its own separate campus, to accommodate up to 160 girls and boys in fully residential education. The maximum class size is normally 8 students, and all teachers at the School are trained, and most qualified, in teaching English as a foreign language, as well as being expert in their own subject of Mathematics, Science, Geography, Business Studies etc.

How long do students stay at Sherborne International?

The School aims to place students in traditional schools after one year at Sherborne International. However, 14 year olds are required to stay for two years to complete the two-year GCSE/IGCSE course. 15 or 16 year olds with a good knowledge of English may take the one-year GCSE/IGCSE option.

What is the ethos of Sherborne International?

Sherborne International aims to be the best possible starting point in British independent boarding education for boys and girls from around the world.  With an in-depth understanding and experience of meeting the particular needs of international students, the School provides individuals with a focused pastoral, cultural and academic experience in a fully supportive, safe and caring environment.

Need to know more?

The rest of this website provides much more detailed information about Sherborne International. You are also welcome to visit us at any reasonable time! We look forward to welcoming you to the School.

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