Joining Reception

Are you looking for a school place for September 2024?

We invite you to find out about the close-knit and welcoming family that is Sherborne House School.

We still have a couple of places available in our Reception 2024 classes. Known locally as a small school with an abundance of character, we would welcome you and your family to come and have a look around and a chance to meet with our new headteacher, Cordelia Cripps.

About us

Sherborne House is an independent, co‐educational day school located in Hiltonbury, Chandler’s Ford for pupils aged six months to eleven years. At Sherborne House, the children are the focus of all we do. We achieve this by encouraging each individual to explore the wonder and magic of learning by pursuing their own interests, cultivating their curiosity, developing tenacity and providing the confidence to own their own voice.

Our Curriculum

We have a progressive approach to child led learning, and believe in adapting our teaching to be responsive to the real world and its relevance to our children. Our curriculum is agile in nature which imbues a sense of adaptability and preparedness for future challenges of academic rigour, career pathways and life’s journey.

We would recommend that, if considering a school move, come and meet Cordelia Cripps, our Head, to get a better understanding of our approach, to have a tour of the school, and meet staff and existing pupils.

Then, when you would like to take your next step with the school, we would invite your child for a Taster Day, in order that they can experience the Sherborne House the school day, here at Sherborne House.

To learn more, arrange a visit, or have an informal chat please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Estelle Szasz on 023 80 252440 or email