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Nick Brain, Headmaster

Welcome to Sherfield

I warmly welcome you to Sherfield school. I hope this website will give you a clear idea of our values and the opportunities available here, whether you are reading through the information as a student, prospective student or parent, previous student or a visitor.

Sherfield School is an outstanding, all-round academic, active and creative school where learners thrive and flourish as they experience the excitement and enjoyment of learning.  As one of the top independent co-educational day and boarding schools in the UK, we offer a wonderful learning environment within exquisite park and woodland surrounding a listed heritage building. 

Through a rich variety of experiences, our learners become passionate and creative problem solvers, ready to contribute to a global society.  As ambitious, enterprising, inventive and innovative young minds, they develop the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to be successful in tackling the challenges life presents to them. Through academic rigour and a supportive environment, they grow strong, self-assured and motivated by each Sherfield experience. 

As a school community, we challenge, inspire and support each other as we create and imagine our best futures. We know and care for each other and foster an environment where students and staff feel supported whilst building strong and ambitious futures. Together we build a powerful culture of creativity that is without boundaries. We are critical thinkers who challenge ideas, pave new paths and encourage inventiveness whenever possible.

We pride ourselves on our close relationship with parents and place great value on individual contact.  Friendliness and willingness to listen are the starting points for effective collaboration and these you will find here.

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our students take great pride in showing visitors around our school. Thank you for spending time visiting our website. 

Nick Brain



senior leadership team's Blog

"Sherfield is on top form, with parents writing glowing reports about the school’s revived focus...He has a positive, open manner and talks a lot about mindset and outlook, about helping the pupils to flourish and thrive. The children clearly think he’s the bee’s knees – on our visit, I lost count of how many smiling little ones ran up to him to say hello. He also knew them all by name, which is lovely. Sherfield prides itself on its community feel and Brain has really focused on re-involving and supporting parents in all aspects of school life, from his daily meet and greet at the door to his flexible approach to wrap-around care."

Maya Boyd, Muddy Stilettos Reviewer, May 2020


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