Sherfield School offers pupils exclusive access to some of the UK’s best dance, equestrianism, golf, gymnastics, ice-skating, performing arts, tennis and gliding tuition in the UK.
Nationally-recognised local sports and arts organisations work with us to provide specialist training.
Sherfield School pupils of all ages complement their academic studies with this unique tuition. Our students are renowned for outstanding sports and arts results locally and nationally. In 2016, we have nationally-ranked achievers in sports such as athletics, equestrianism and cycling.
Programmes and partners
Dance: The Lisa Jane School of Dance
Established in 1989, the Lisa Jane School of Dance is a premier dance school in North Hampshire.
Students receive weekly dance classes in their preferred discipline from fully qualified dance teachers including Academy Principal Lisa McCarthy.
Sherfield Dance Programme
Equestrian: Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre
Burley Lodge is a family run riding centre set in 180 acres in Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire.
Burley is a BHS Approved Centre. It has the Highly Commended status from inspection.
- Floodlit outdoor arena - 40 x 80 metres
- Dressage arena
- Dedicated jumping arena
- Cross-country course
- Track for Interval training and hacking
The centre is just ten minutes from Sherfield by school minibus.
Sherfield Equestrian Programme
Flying: Lasham Gliding
Gliding is a glorious sport which pupils enjoy for a lifetime. It is also a proven, economical route to an aviation career.
Lasham Gliding Society is just 20 minutes from Sherfield School. It’s one of the largest gliding clubs in the world with around 100 qualified Instructors including current and former members of UK national teams.
The airfield is always in use and regularly hosts national and regional gliding championships.
Sherfield Flying Programme
Golf: Sherfield Oaks
The two 18-hole courses at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club are near the Fountain lawn of the school’s original Manor house.
Sherfield Oaks is managed by Crown Golf, Europe’s largest golf operator.
The club has the GolfMark accreditation. This is a national scheme that identifies and recognises junior and beginner-friendly golf facilities and a culture of openness.
Sherfield offers a golf programme to suit the most dedicated and enthusiastic golfer. The programme incorporates academic studies with daily coaching.
Students who register for Sherfield have regular access to Sherfield Oaks. They have weekly coaching from professional PGA accredited coaches, including the Head Coach.
Sherfield Golf Programme
Gymnastics: Basingstoke Gymnastic Club
Basingstoke Gymnastic Club is a UK Centre of Excellence for British Gymnastics.
It has training facilities in Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Tumbling, Aerobic and Trampolining Gymnastics as well as Team Gym.
Based at the Active Life Centre, the club is ten minutes from Sherfield School. It is run by National Tumbling Coach Anne Bidmead.
Anne and her team coach regional, national and international gymnasts in all disciplines. They work closely with national squads at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
The club is well equipped with a 1176 sqm Gymnastics Hall, 2 studios and 25 metre tumbling track.
Sherfield Gymnastics Programme
Ice Skating: Planet Ice
Planet Ice is one of the UK’s leading ice arena companies. It is just 20 minutes from Sherfield School.
Students can access to the ice rink during their school lunch breaks with free transportation to and from the arena.
Sherfield ice-skating programme
Performing Arts: Stagecoach
Stagecoach has world recognition as one of the UK’s leading performing arts schools.
Students enjoy a comprehensive, challenging and personalised training course in singing, dance or drama. The course complements and enriches their overall education.
The course prepares pupils for internationally-sought qualifications which they take as well as sitting their school exams.
Students have the chance at professional work offers in film and theatre by the Stagecoach Agency as they work towards stage or screen careers.
Sherfield Performing Arts Programme
Tennis: Totally Tennis
Totally Tennis is a thriving and well-established Basingstoke tennis club. It has recognised Club Mark accreditation. All coaches are LTA licensed.
Totally Tennis has three fantastic tennis facilities in Basingstoke: War Memorial Park, Stratton Park and Hampshire Court.
Totally Tennis has run the Sherfield tennis programme from 2013. Students are coached on site and on the school’s six newly refurbished tennis courts.
Students also use the indoor courts at the War Memorial park.
Sherfield Tennis Programme