Be Curious
A leading co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils
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Live life to the full
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Make a difference
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A leading co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils

MORE THAN AN OPEN MORNING…

 

Headmaster

Our Open Mornings provide the perfect opportunity for us to showcase how we approach education. There is no substitute to visiting to the school and we’re really pleased we are now able to offer individual tours of the school. You will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus, experience the facilities and meet students and staff. We think you’ll be convinced by Sidcot’s unique atmosphere and innovative approach to learning.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the school, however there are currently some restrictions on what we can offer. Our next event will offer parents the opportunity to meet key members of staff virtually and then arrange a time for an individual tour of the school.

I shall also be pleased to tell you a little about what matters to us at Sidcot. Curiosity, simplicity, equality, empathy, personal responsibility, speaking up and being heard. These are all part of the Quaker philosophy that underpins life at Sidcot School.

At Sidcot we are justifiably proud of our students’ academic records. We are equally proud of their social skills, their emotional intelligence, their resilience and their determination to make a difference in the world – something even more important in the changing world in which we are now living.

It’s no surprise that these personal qualities go together with academic excellence. It’s our experience that curiosity and the confidence to enquire fearlessly – to live adventurously, as our Quaker philosophy puts it – leads children to be better motivated and more at ease with themselves as thinkers and learners. We don’t cram children at Sidcot, because we don’t have to. This is a kind, purposeful place where we educate the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship.

At Sidcot we understand how difficult a decision selecting a school can be. We recognise that, just as all children are different, so too are schools. To help you decide if Sidcot is the right school for you, do come and join us for a just a brief look at what makes us different – it may help you with your decision making.

Mr Iain Kilpatrick
Headmaster

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SCHOOL TOURS

Families are warmly invited to join us at our open day event.
If you would like to experience Sidcot School first hand, please select a time to take a tour.

TESTIMONIALS

"For those untroubled by notions of social pretension or academic snobbery, yet for whom a considerate altruistic atmosphere really matters, this is just the place." The Good Schools Guide
“We were looking for a school with a happy and relaxed learning environment and that’s what we found in Sidcot. Our two, very different children have both thrived here as their teachers are genuinely interested to understand how each child learns and tailor their learning accordingly.” Parent
“The staff at Sidcot have really taken the time to get to know my daughter as a person, to play to her strengths and have provided some fantastic opportunities to try things she’s never done before and support her to succeed.” Parent
"I have been very impressed and reassured by the way Sidcot has handled the recent period of school closure. My son is in Y12 and preparing for his A Levels. He has received consistent online teaching, as well as guidance on completing his EPQ and advice on submitting his UCAS application for university. He feels confident that he has made the progress necessary to prepare him well for his exams in Y13 next year and is looking forward to starting back in September" Parent of a Year 12 Student

THE DIFFERENCE IS SIDCOT

At Sidcot we understand how difficult a decision selecting a school can be. We recognise that, just as all children are different, so too are schools. To help you decide if Sidcot is the right school for you we have identified a number of things that make us different.

Our Quaker Heritage – Sidcot School was founded in 1699 and is administered on the Quaker principles of truth, integrity, respect, simplicity, equality, and sustainability. These Quaker values, are fundamental to the education in the School and result in gentle, courteous, and friendly relationships between staff and pupils.

Our Location – Sidcot benefits from being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Students enjoy the best of both rural and city life: a peaceful environment in which to concentrate on their studies, and easy access to the cities of Bristol, Bath and London (2 hours away) for educational opportunities and weekend activities.

Our Academic Offer – There is a huge breath of opportunity at Sidcot. Students can study GCSEs, A levels, BTEC Diplomas and the globally renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma.

How we learn – We want Sidcot students to have an inspirational education that is as much about nurturing the spirit as it is about outstanding academic success. We encourage individual thought, questioning and exploration, whilst making sure our students have the support they need to grow as individuals, with their full range of talents recognised and celebrated.

Outstanding Facilities – The school campus is set within 150 acres of glorious Somerset countryside providing space for exceptional outdoor learning, sporting and equestrian facilities. Our Art Centre also provides unparalleled facilities for Drama, Music, Digital and Fine art.

 

FEES & ADMISSIONS

We are retaining our 2019-20 fees until January 2021

The termly fee ranges are currently as follows: 

 

Sixth Form Day – £6,080

Sixth Form Boarding – £10,980 – £12,000

 

Open Day Registration

CONTACT US

If you would like to arrange a personal tour of Sidcot School please contact our Admissions team.
We look forward to meeting you and your family in person and having the opportunity to show you our amazing School.