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Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Please click on the links below to view the 2020/21 handbooks:

Junior Prep Pupil Handbook

Senior Prep Pupil Handbook

Senior Pupil Handbook

Sixth Form Student Handbook

Parent Handbook

Boarding Handbook

If you have a query that is not answered below or in the handbooks please contact the school Main Reception on +44 (0) 1256 884 800

What are the school hours?

The normal school day runs from 8.25am to 3.15pm for Reception to Year 2 and 8.25am to 4.15pm for Year 3 to Year 13. Wrap around care can extend the school day from 7.30am to 5.45pm. The Nursery is open 48 weeks of the year and details can be found here.

Where can I purchase school uniform?

The Sherfield School uniform is available from Stevensons in Reading. Call +44 (0) 118 959 6462 to place an order or visit their online store here for Sherfield. The latest school uniform lists can be obtained from Reception.

Please click here for uniform lists:

Uniform for Junior Prep - Reception to Year 4

Uniform for Senior Prep - Year 5 to Year 8

Uniform for Seniors - Year 9 to Year 11

The school has a uniform shop onsite that sells second-hand uniform and is run by parent volunteers from 'Friends of Sherfield'. 

This uniform shop will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8.15am until 8.45am and from 4.00pm to 4.30pm. We are also opening by appointment. Please drop us an email to uniform@sherfieldschool.co.uk to arrange a suitable time. 

Does the school offer a transport service?

You can find out more about daily transport to and from the school by visiting the Transport Page under Parent Info. The school will also be adding a weekly boarding pick up and return service, Monday to Friday, from South London from September 2019. Please contact the school for more information. 

Does Sherfield School have a Parents Association?

Friends of Sherfield (FOS) is the Parent Association for the school and arranges many events throughout the school year for the school and wider community. You can find out more here

Are there pupil leadership opportunities?

The school offers Duke of Edinburgh's Award, work experience placements and volunteering opportunities. There are also mentorship programmes and opportunities to contribute as Prefects both in the Prep and Senior school. 

Admission and Registration

For all questions relating to Admissions and Registration, including Open Days, Scholarships and Taster Days please contact the Admissions Department +44 (0) 1256 884 800, option 2. Alternatively please fill in our enquiry form and one of the team will be in contact with you shortly.

Do you offer holiday camps?

Yes, we run a multi-activity camp in-house, in the school holidays.

The Sherfield School Activity Camps, ‘Redwoods’, in partnership with Oxford Active, offers action-packed, fun-filled days for children aged 5 – 14 during the school holidays. Children who do not attend Sherfield School are very welcome to attend.

Our camps include a combination of sports and creative activities, all designed to deliver a highly memorable holiday experience for all the children.

To get a feel for the Redwoods experience and to book, take a look at this website.


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