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School Progress Plan: 2023 – 2024 Priorities

During the next twelve months, we will be working on three key priorities at Sherfield School:

Securing Exceptional Outcomes

Aspiring to and achieving exceptional outcomes in all areas. Through independent thinking, reflective thought and dialogue, pupils recognise their own achievements and ambitions. Empowering staff through coaching and development, to deliver the very highest quality of experience for the pupils.

Building Ambitious Future

Through a collective belief, the school community strives for excellence, taking ownership of their futures. Developing strong student and staff leadership, with a focus on building ‘readiness’ for the next steps.Challenging our students to be the best they can possibly be, as confident, resilient and emotionally agile learners.

Positive and Inspiring Learning Experiences

Delivering high quality opportunities through stimulating, diverse and exciting curricular and co-curricular experiences.Embracing creative approaches to learning.

Click here to read more about our Vision, Mission and Core Values and School Progress Plan.




Sherfield is continuing to invest significantly in the school environment. Funded by our fabulous Parents' Association - Friends of Sherfield School (FOS), in February 2022, the school opened a brand new gym and fitness suite, located on the mezzanine within our Sports complex. The new suite is packed with state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym. This includes a treadmill, cross trainer, ski erg, rower, upright and skill bikes, each with built-in full HD touch screens. In addition to the cardio suite, there are resistance stations with multi-functional benches; leg press, extension and curl apparatus; squat rack, lat pull-down, dual cable pulley and free weights. The gym also features a brand new 'skills tool kit,' which includes foam rollers, Swiss-, medicine- and slam-balls; plyometric boxes, and balance pads. Students receive full induction courses for using the equipment safely and will be supervised in the gym space at all times.

Outdoor Classroom

In addition to the new fitness suite, a new outdoor classroom, also funded by FOS, opened in Autumn 2022 within the ancient woodland where outdoor education takes place. This rotunda has further enhanced the woodland teaching and enabled outdoor education to continue in all weather!

Dining Hall

In 2022 the Sherfield Dining Hall was fully refurbished complete with a large extension and opened in November 2022.


The new single-storey extension has expanded on the current dining hall footprint, at the back of Buckfield House, the main school building. With rooflights and aluminium bi-fold doors that open onto a spacious landscaped courtyard, the hall now offers lovely and improved space for students to enjoy. This magnificent development, designed by Hampshire-based Cover Storey Architects, is sympathetic to the historic building while offering modern amenities, effective soundproofing and energy-efficiency. The extension has increased the hall capacity by nearly two-thirds, enabling our current students to move more freely and enjoy a more relaxed dining experience. 

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