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.

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Contact Admissions

If you have any questions about applying for a school place at Sherborne International, please contact Admissions.

Please call our Registrar & Head of Marketing, Mrs Joanna Jackson, on +44 (0)1935 814 743 or complete the form below.

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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 on one of our courses as simple as possible.

The process below is for our school term courses. For our summer courses and spring revision courses we will contact you with details of how to confirm a place after you have registered your interest.

Step 1 – Register your interest

  • Complete our online form to register your interest in our courses
  • We contact you, normally within one day, to advise if we have any availability on the chosen course
  • If so, we will gather any additional details required at this stage

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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School Fees

Our school fees include the cost of tuition, most teaching materials, all food and accommodation, laundry (not dry cleaning), sport, the majority of leisure activities and medical care within the School.

School fees for 2018/19

The fees below are for our school term courses. Please see our summer courses and spring revision courses pages for the cost of those courses.

Year GroupFees per Term (£)Fees per Year (£)
Years 7 and 8 (Junior)10, 71232, 136
Year 9, 10 and 11 and Pre-Sixth Form Course13, 52540, 575
One-year I/GCSE programme
(includes extra tuition)
14, 61743, 851

Occasional extras

There may be supplementary charges for the following, for which average costs are shown:

  • Extra tuition – £51.80 per one hour lesson
  • Music tuition – £31 per lesson
  • Extra text books/dictionaries – £5-£20
  • School photographs – £26-£31
  • Name tapes – £15
  • Taxis transfers to and from Heathrow airport – £100 per person per journey
  • Exam fees – £36-£85
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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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Virtual School Tour

Many students and parents interested in our courses for international students are unable to visit in person before making a decision. We have therefore created this virtual school tour 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.

Aerial 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 School a little better before deciding whether it meets your needs.

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

Or, if you would like to go ahead and register your interest in our courses, please complete the short form below.

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