Sherborne International continues to improve its boarding facilities to keep pace with increasing demand.
In January 2021, the School plans to open a newly built boarding house with accommodation for up to 40 pupils in Westcott Garden, close to Mowat House, only a short walk from the main School campus.
Tim Waters, Principal of Sherborne International, said “I am delighted to announce the planned construction of a brand new, purpose-built, boarding house for Sherborne International pupils. The new boarding house will be modern, more cost efficient and will ensure our students have top quality rooms to match the exceptional care they receive from our House and Teaching staff. These improvements will ensure that the School continues to provide our pupils with the very best possible introduction to British education and culture”.
This exciting work is part of a wider strategy to restructure the School to reflect changes in demand for its services and to better meet the needs of its pupils. It follows the building of Mowat House in 2011, Greenfield Hall in 2014 and the complete redevelopment of King’s House in 2018.
The new boarding house will comprise single, twin, and quad study bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom facilities. There will also be a common room, kitchen and staff accommodation. It will replace Westcott House, which will be returned to Sherborne School who plan to refurbish it to expand their boarding capacity. The planning application for the new boarding house will proceed in Spring 2019, with a final decision expected in September 2019.