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Sherston Software was started in 1983 by two teachers writing educational games for the BBC Micro. The company is named after the Wiltshire village they were based in.
They went on to create games for the Acorn Archimedes before moving on to Windows PCs.

In 2010 Sherston transferred their educational games for schools to an online subscription model.

In 2015, Sherston were a acquired by private-equity backed investor Big Clever Learning, with an initial investment of £7 million into ‘building the next generation of online education brands’.

However, it appears that Sherston ceased trading in early 2019.

Notable titles include Mapventure and The Worst Witch on BBC Micro, the Arcventure series and The Crystal Rainforest for Archimedes, and The Map Detectives for PC.

Software Products

The Animated Alphabet

The Animated Alphabet
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Typesetter!

Typesetter!
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A Desk Top Publishing Package Designed For Schools...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Curriculum Clip Art (Triple Format)

Curriculum Clip Art (Triple Format)
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Look! Hear! Talking Topics - Volume One

Look! Hear! Talking Topics - Volume One
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Six stimulating and informative talking books for infants.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

English Is Fun!

English Is Fun!
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Manufacturer : GSP
Type : Software

Hilighter

Hilighter
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Split an Image

Split an Image
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You're seen them all before ... but never like this Archimedes Clip Art...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Maths Snap

Maths Snap
1983
A very simple maths game based around Snap.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Short Vowel Sounds

Short Vowel Sounds
1983
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Invisible Ink

Invisible Ink
1984
Teacher's Book...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Infant Maths Snap

Infant Maths Snap
1984
Teacher's Book......

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Wizard's Revenge

The Wizard's Revenge
1985
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Circus

The Circus
1985
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Word Builder Mk II

Word Builder Mk II
1985
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Vowel Digraphs

Vowel Digraphs
1985
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Jolly Jack Tar

Jolly Jack Tar
1986
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Understanding Area

Understanding Area
1986
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue
1986
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Graph Builder

Graph Builder
1986
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Nature Park Adventure

The Nature Park Adventure
1987
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Farm

The Farm
1987
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Teacher's Cupboard

Teacher's Cupboard
1988
Teacher's Cupboard educational software package for schools.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch
1988
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Mapventure

Mapventure
1988
Your task is to find where the Red Devil Adventure Gang have hidden their secret club flag.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Microbugs

The Microbugs
1989
The Micro Bugs An adventure in information Technology for 9 to 14 year olds.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Teletype

Teletype
1989
The Micro Bugs An adventure in information Technology for 9 to 14 year olds.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

The Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Teddy Bears' Picnic
1989
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Wizard's Return

The Wizard's Return
1989
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Teddy Bears' Picnic
1989
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Concept Kids

Concept Kids
1989
Includes Concept Kids Disk 1, Concept Kate - Part 1 x2 Concept Kids Disk 2, Cartoon and Challenge x2 Concept Ken's Cartoon A3 Keyboard Overlay x4 Concept Kim's Challenge A3 Keyboard Overlay x4 Concept...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

Dreamtime

Dreamtime
1989
Education, adventure and fun for young infants.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Stig of The Dump

Stig of The Dump
1989
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Animated Numbers

Animated Numbers
1990
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Toby at the Seaside

Toby at the Seaside
1990
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Connections

Connections
1990
A visual guide to numbers and mathematics for young children.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze
1990
A visual guide to numbers and mathematics for young children.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Zillion

Zillion
1990
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Christmas Allsorts

Christmas Allsorts
1991
A collection of draw files and associated activities based around the theme of Christmas...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Arcventure

Arcventure
1991
A collection of draw files and associated activities based around the theme of Christmas.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Glimpse

Glimpse
1991
the simple way to find clip art file!...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Sellardore Tales

Sellardore Tales
1991
Zorin The Curse of Sellardore...

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

Arcventure II - The Egyptians

Arcventure II - The Egyptians
1992
Zorin The Curse of Sellardore......

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Three Little Pigs at Home

Three Little Pigs at Home
1992
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Crystal Rainforest

The Crystal Rainforest
1992
A Mathematical Adventure into Logo for Juniors This game was widely used in schools, as many of Sherston's titles were, and sold over 20,000 copies in the UK alone.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Arcventure II - The Egyptians

Arcventure II - The Egyptians
1992
A Mathematical Adventure into Logo for Juniors This game was widely used in schools, as many of Sherston's titles were, and sold over 20,000 copies in the UK alone.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Teddy Bears' Rainy Day

Teddy Bears' Rainy Day
1993
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Arcventure III - The Vikings

Arcventure III - The Vikings
1993
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Aztecs

Aztecs
1993
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Badger Trails

Badger Trails
1993
Educational software package, a multimedia study of badgers.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Arcventure III - The Vikings

Arcventure III - The Vikings
1993
Educational software package, a multimedia study of badgers.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Game

Sea Rescue

Sea Rescue
1994
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Time Detectives - The Victorians

Time Detectives - The Victorians
1994
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Space City

Space City
1994
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Voyage of Discovery

Voyage of Discovery
1994
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days
1994
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software Ltd
Type : Software

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 2 Talking Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 2 Talking Stories
1994
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Manufacturer : Oxford University Press
Type : Software - Educational

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 2 More Talking Stories A

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 2 More Talking Stories A
1994
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Manufacturer : Oxford University Press
Type : Software - Educational

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 3 Talking Stories

Oxford Reading Tree Software Stage 3 Talking Stories
1994
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Manufacturer : Oxford University Press
Type : Software - Educational

The Talking Animated Alphabet

The Talking Animated Alphabet
1995
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The New Teddy Bears' Picnic

The New Teddy Bears' Picnic
1996
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Arcventure IV - The Anglo Saxons

Arcventure IV - The Anglo Saxons
1996
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Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

The Map Detectives

The Map Detectives
April 1997
This is a 1997 version. The later 1998 boxed version contains it's discs in clear wallets....

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Map Detectives

The Map Detectives
1998
An original and stimulating CD ROM, Map Detectives teaches geography and mapping skills as children try to solve a series of baffling burglaries at Hartley Manor.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

This Week in History: The Millennium Resource Pack

This Week in History: The Millennium Resource Pack
1999
An original and stimulating CD ROM, Map Detectives teaches geography and mapping skills as children try to solve a series of baffling burglaries at Hartley Manor.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software

Bucket & Spade

Bucket & Spade
2004
Bucket & Spade: Focused activities in shape and space.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Not So Naughty Stories

The Not So Naughty Stories
2004
A continuation of the "The Naughty Stories" series that Sherston made for the Acorn Archimedes.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Map Detectives Urban Mystery

The Map Detectives Urban Mystery
2005
Rich Spangle's celebrity party was ruined when someone stole one of his most treasured possessions.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

The Map Detectives Rural Mystery

The Map Detectives Rural Mystery
2005
Rich Spangle's celebrity party was ruined when someone stole one of his most treasured possessions.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational

Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs!

Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs!
2006
Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs is a delightful program that includes 21 fun-filled activities designed to improve basic counting skills.

Manufacturer : Sherston Software
Type : Software - Educational


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