was the original International Study Centre. The College was set up in 1977 by Sherborne School as a dedicated establishment to provide a “bridge” for young people joining the British system from non-British backgrounds, and prepare them in the best possible way to enter traditional independent British schools
The College offers a traditional boarding school academic programme. All students study English, Mathematics and the three Sciences. Other subjects, including Additional Mathematics, English Literature, Geography, History, Business Studies, French, Art and Information Technology are also offered in some courses. The choice of these additional subjects depends on the student’s year group, subject combinations, interests and ability.
All students have a full programme of sports and games. There are excellent sports facilities including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool and fitness suite. Basketball, tennis, football, hockey, cricket, athletics and netball are among many of the sports available.
The recreational resources include television, table football, table tennis, pool and playstations. Each term there is a varied range of Wednesday afternoon activities on offer such as horse riding, golf, cookery, digital photography, board games or climbing club.
The College has lessons on Saturday mornings and there are some supervised study periods on Sunday. During the rest of the weekend a programme of activities and excursions is on offer, which includes cultural visits, shopping expeditions, theatre and cinema visits.
The accommodation is of superior quality with the majority of students living in single or double study bedrooms. There are two generously proportioned dormitories sleeping 4 younger students in the girls' boarding house. Each House has modern bathroom facilities, a spacious Common Room, access to computers and WiFi provision.