Admissions | Sherborne International


Once you have decided if one of our courses is right for your child, you can find about more about our School and the admissions process.

Virtual School Tour

Many students and parents interested in our UK international School are unable to visit in person before making a decision. This virtual school tour aims to help them visualise life at our School.

Introduction from our Principal, Tim Waters


Our UK international school is located in the beautiful, historic and safe town of Sherborne. It has a good range of shops and the beautiful Sherborne Abbey that was founded in the year 705.

Our main campus – Newell Grange

This is where the teaching for all our courses takes place. Also on campus is our dining hall, where all meals are provided, and Greenfield Hall which is used for exams, assemblies and watching films on the large screen.

Aerial video of our UK international school

The video below shows our Newell Grange campus, boarding houses, sports facilities and Sherborne town.


Our classrooms are designed to allow our fully qualified, experienced teachers to ensure all students are actively engaged in all lessons to maximise their learning.

Class sizes are very small, with 5 – 8 students per class. This ensures that all students can receive individual, specialist attention.


Students stay in one of our boarding houses, where they are very well cared for by our full-time, boarding staff.

Drone video of Westcott, Mowat and Grosvenor boarding houses

A high staff-to-student ratio ensures we can keep a close eye on their welfare and allows us to give students plenty of activities to keep them busy and happy during evenings and weekends.


As part of our partnership with Sherborne School, our students have access to outstanding sports facilities.

The facilities include the large outdoor sports fields in the video below for football and cricket.

Our students also use the fabulous indoor swimming pool, gym and indoor courts for badminton, basketball and volleyball at Sherborne Sports Centre.


Students are also able to go on many excursions to beautiful and interesting locations.


We offer individual music lessons for those wishing to begin to learn a new instrument and for those who are already proficient. Advanced students can join one of the Sherborne School orchestras. We also offer singing lessons and run a small choir which practices weekly.

What next?

We hope you found this virtual school tour helpful to allow you to get to know our UK international school a little better before deciding on whether it is right for you.

If you like what you have seen so far, but would like to visit us before making a decision, please complete the short Visit the School form and we will arrange a convenient date. We would be delighted to meet you, to answer any questions and to give you a guided tour of our School.

Or, if you think you would like to go ahead and book onto one of our courses, please register your interest.

Visit the School

We are always pleased for parents, students, guardians and agents to visit our School to allow us to give them a guided tour and answer any questions.

We have created a virtual school tour to give you a flavour of life at Sherborne International. But, if you are able to visit in person, we would be delighted to show you all our fantastic facilities, including the classrooms, dining hall, main hall, boarding houses and sporting facilities.

We will also arrange for you to meet our Principal, Tim Waters, and our Registrar, Joanna Jackson, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

For our address and location map, please see our contact us page.

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School Admissions Process

We work closely with all applicants to make the school admissions process to apply for a place to study here as simple as possible.

Step 1 – Register your interest

Step 2 – Complete school admission application form

  • Complete and sign the School Admission Application Form and send it to us, along with:
    • Payment of the £100 application fee (by credit card, bank transfer or cheque)
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A current school report, translated into English, including marks and report on general behaviour and attitude to study

Step 3 – Placement tests & Skype interviews

  • We will evaluate the completed documentation and contact you to agree a time for a Skype interview with the student and arrange any tests

Step 4 – Offer place

  • If the interview and test results are positive, we will offer you a place
  • On acceptance of the offer, a non-refundable deposit of £1500 is payable to confirm the place

Step 5 – Visa application

  • Once funds are received, all documentation will be processed, including a unique Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number that is essential to obtain a Student Visa (for non-EEU members)
  • Should the Visa application be unsuccessful, we will refund your deposit

For more information, see our School Admission Policy.

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