Sherborne Girls is not a school where one size fits all. Teachers plan to meet the needs of individuals through differentiation. We have dedicated staff responsible for supporting gifted and talented pupils, those with specific educational needs and for disabilities and bilingual students, and those for whom English is a second language. Whilst only a small proportion of our students live overseas, we have an International Coordinator to ensure they are well integrated.
It is not only Scholars and Exhibitioners who are involved in events for Gifted and Talented girls; any girl who is performing outstandingly well in the classroom or in co-curricular activities may be included on the register.
Potential students of medicine and Oxbridge candidates have a firm programme of preparation in place, including visits and mentoring.
As an IB World School, we are committed to helping girls continue with a language in which they are already proficient if we can. This might involve special conversation lessons, or small group or individual teaching on a paying basis. Native speakers may be entered for examination without tuition.
For the minority of girls for whom English is a second language, individual tuition in English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available on a paying basis.
High expectations and an ethos of encouragement in the school as a whole is the backdrop against which our learning support specialist professionals operate.
Pupils'success is stimulated and supported by the careful and effective monitoring of their progress that takes place at subject and whole-school level. It is also nourished and encouraged by the active reflection of senior leaders and teachers on learning strategies that maximise pupils' achievement.