Each year more than one hundred boys and girls from all over the world join the International College at Sherborne, Dorset, UK. They do so as the first step towards a successful school and university education in the United Kingdom.
The International College (IC) is England's original international study centre. Although owned by Sherborne School, the College is a separate school, accredited as a member of the Independent Schools Council, by the Independent Schools Association. It is for boys and girls aged between 11 and 17. The British Council has accredited the quality of the English language element of all its courses.
The International College aims to be the best possible starting point for boys and girls from non-British, non-English speaking educational backgrounds, who wish to join the English educational system.
The College is the only one of its kind in England. It has been specially built, on its own separate campus, to accommodate up to 160 girls and boys in fully residential education. The maximum class size is normally 8 students, and all teachers at the College are trained, and most qualified, in teaching English as a foreign language, as well as being expert in their own subject of Mathematics, Science, Geography, Business Studies etc.
The College aims to place students in traditional schools after one year at the International College. However, 14 year olds are required to stay for two years to complete the two-year GCSE/IGCSE course. 15 or 16 year olds with a good knowledge of English may take the one-year GCSE/IGCSE option.
International College was founded by one of England's most prestigious schools, Sherborne School. The College provides a relaxed, friendly, yet fully focussed academic, cultural and pastoral experience for students. This is enhanced by small class size, usually a maximum of eight.
The rest of this website provides much more detailed information about the International College. You are also welcome to visit us at any reasonable time! We look forward to welcoming you to the College.
24/06/2014: Sun sets on beautiful summer ballA glorious summer evening and the delightful Eastbury Hotel gardens provided a perfect backdrop to the year 11 Leavers Ball
23/06/2014: Great fun down by the river bank!Sherborne International's first full school drama production in Greenfield Hall was an outstanding success.
22/06/2014: SI Girls take part in Sherborne Race for LifeOn Sunday 22nd June a group of students and staff from Sherborne International took part in Sherborne Race for Life...
11/06/2014: May music concert a pleasure to attendThe second of two concerts was a great success, with excellent and developing musicisans playing superbly
02/06/2014: Rain stays at bay for Sports Day SpectactularThe rain managed to stay away for the whole afternoon and the sun even made an appearance for a couple of hours for Sherborne International's Sports Day...