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School Progress Plan: 2021 – 2022 Priorities

Sherfield School has enjoyed an exciting period of development and transformation over the past three years. Several key initiatives have proved integral to this success and have formed an essential part of the School Progress Plan. These include the development of: 

  • Making Learning Visible
  • An Inspiring Learning Journey
  • A Positive Learning Culture

We now look forward to the next stage of our development and will be focussing on three key areas which are aligned with our mission and will support us in bringing this vision to life. The three key areas are:

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 Futures

  • 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 

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

Click here to download and read more about our Vision, Mission and Core Values School Progress Plan document. To read more about our Vision, Mission and Core Values visit our Mission & Aims page.

 

Developments in 2021-22

Sherfield is continuing to invest significantly in the school environment. 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 include 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 will receive full induction courses for using the equipment safely and will be supervised in the gym space at all times.

In addition to the new fitness suite, a new outdoor education area is being installed within the Forest School in the early Summer. This covered rotunda will further enhance the woodland teaching and enable outdoor education to continue in all weather!

Plans are in also place for a complete refurbishment and large extension of the Sherfield Dining Hall, which will be completed over the coming months and ready for September 2022.

The new single-storey extension will expand 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 will offer a lovely and improved space for students to enjoy. This magnificent development, designed by Hampshire-based Cover Storey Architects, will be sympathetic to the historic building while offering modern amenities, effective soundproofing and energy-efficiency. The extension will increase 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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