Sherbourne Priors School is a very intimate setting in an English Manor House where staff and students live, learn and play together. The 5 acres of grounds
add to a fabulous extended classroom and playground especially in the summer months.
The Sherbourne Priors Education programme for children aged 7 to 12 years has been designed specifically for this age group with tuition tailored to
their cognitive ability, equipping them with skills that form a foundation for their future academic and professional life. The safe and comfortable
environment created by staff in OISE schools allows children to concentrate on the dynamic and stimulating tuition with no distractions.
The welcoming and friendly environment ensures that staff and students quickly become part of the Sherbourne Family. Staff and students are residential
which means staff embrace many different roles; in the classroom, in the playground, in the dining room, on excursions. A daily routine is established
during the week with lessons and activities.
Sherbourne Priors is an all year round school where courses run for a week at a time. However students are encouraged to come for a minimum of two
weeks at a time as their English progress is very rapid once immersed in English over this time.
Students staying longer than one week have a full-day excursion on Saturdays.
Sherbourne Priors English programme consists of 21 hours of formal classroom tuition. Class sizes are a maximum of 8.
Students follow an OISE junior programme ranging from elementary to upper- intermediate. The lessons focus on speaking, listening, reading with some
writing to re-enforce the language taught. There is also a mid-week TEFL excursion where students are able to explore ways of using English in the
During the summer months students book from 1-6 weeks depending on their needs. Sherbourne promotes environmental, technological and social learning
opportunities. Lessons focus on teaching skills that stretch beyond language; developing creative, moral and global thinkers.
During our peak summer months June, July and August, Sherbourne offers an English summer programme with a project that the students cover each week.
Outside of the summer, Sherbourne can offer exam prep for students wanting to enter English boarding schools. For long term students, 6 plus weeks,
we also offer core subjects: Maths and Science, alternating daily, as well as English.
Materials are adapted to meet the needs of our students.
Sherbourne encourages children to speak English through a fully immersive programme. Outside of formal lessons in the classroom, children follow an afternoon
programme of communication and skills workshops through games and activities, designed to encourage fluency and build confidence in speaking. The social
programme also offers a sports activity which is an important part to each day, especially for this young age group.
The evening programme focuses on cultural and leisure activities which offers a lot of enjoyment and further enhances their learning experience.
Examples of afternoon activities include: Treasure hunt, selfie challenge, art activities, baking; swimming, badminton, volleyball, football, dancing.
Examples of evening activities include:; Quiz night, team games, fashion show, movie night