The Enrichment Advantage

Our taught curriculum is further enhanced through our enrichment programme; offering each child the advantage of annual residential visits from Year 2 and a broad after-school clubs offer.

Trips and visits

Trips and visits enhance the learning which takes place within the classroom and school environment, whilst offering an exciting and different setting for children to explore. These trips are vital for helping children place their academic learning in the context of the wider world, giving it greater meaning.

From Pre-Reception onwards, each year group enjoys regular termly trips, visiting a place relevant to their studies. These trips take place both locally and further afield.

Our location, on Lakewood Road, means we can make the most of Hiltingbury Lakes and of our grounds. The recent development of our community wellbeing garden and our dedicated Forest School and bushcraft curriculum will undoubtedly further enhance this provision, allowing each child ample opportunity to get outside and experience and appreciate nature locally.

As a school, we are also keen to invite outside speakers, experts in their field and groups to the school to run talks and events that explore an area of interest. The choice of speaker is often driven by the curiosity and interest of our children, organised by them in consultation with staff members.

Each Friday afternoon, Our Golden Thread time offers each child further enrichment advantages. The end of each week sees children heading off to sail, climb, raft-build and ski; or indeed enjoying bush-craft, house competition or forest school challenges within the school grounds. This cherished time offers each child the chance to work collaboratively with peers, those younger than them, or those in their House, to celebrate what it means to be a child at Sherborne House School.

A further integral part of learning at Sherborne House School is our residential programme; each child has the opportunity to experience overnight camping in school, residential camps in Hampshire and beyond. In Year 6 each child spends a much-enjoyed week away in France.