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Headmistress' Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Sherrardswood

Our website is designed to give you a glimpse of life at Sherrardswood, of the wonderful pupils we educate and our dedicated staff who nurture and support each student on their own, personal endeavours. I would hope that you will also acquire a sense of our long history of academic excellence, the traditional values we promote and the unique location we are privileged to occupy.

Education here is a balance of many things. We strive to develop both the mind and body, balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of our community. We teach the importance of structure and self-discipline as the foundation for taking charge of one's own success, aiming to nurture and encourage the talents of each and every child through a flexible and broad curriculum. We achieve this in a friendly, yet purposeful learning environment, combining education with a variety of extracurricular activities and sports. Together, our pupils and staff enjoy a full and rewarding school life.

We guide our pupils to be bold, imaginative and reflective young people, well-rounded characters with independent minds who see themselves as valuable members of their community and respect the differences of others. When the time comes to leave school, we want our young adults to have that true sense of self-worth which will enable them to stand up for themselves, and for a purpose greater than themselves and, in doing so, to be of value to society.

We understand that our pupils succeed only when we have high expectations of them. These include full personal effort in their work, considerate and sensitive behaviour towards others and pride in their achievements, as individuals and as a community. Preparing our students to become confident and reflective individuals within our society means we highly value our parents’ active participation in all aspects of school life.

A website, however, can merely give you a flavour of the atmosphere of a school. I therefore warmly invite you to come and visit us, to see for yourself the vision and education we live each day here at Sherrardswood.

Mrs Anna Wright