Sidcot School

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Bristol (15km)

Age Range: 3-18

Number of pupils: 599

Number of boarders: 185

Fees per term: Boarding: £8,300–£10,470
Day: £2,470–£5,530


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Sidcot School is a lively and popular co-ed boarding and day school where students work hard and achieve excellent results. We encourage individuality, creativity, and challenge our students to think with greater depth to reach a better understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Sidcot has a well-established international community with around 30 different nationalities. Every effort is made to integrate the day students with the boarding students so everyone benefits from the rich mixture of cultures and backgrounds. Within the boarding houses, international diversity is celebrated and shared. Sidcot is a Quaker school and welcomes students of all faiths and none.

Convenient rural location

The School is close to Bristol and Bath and only two hours from London. Bristol International Airport is 20 minutes away by car. In this setting, students can enjoy the best of both rural and city life: a peaceful environment in which to concentrate on their studies, and access to the cities for educational opportunities and weekend activities.

Sidcot Art School dusk 1Academic Success

We set out to provide a creative and stretching education that inspires children to want to learn. We help students develop the self-motivation that will enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s no surprise that these personal qualities go together with academic excellence – Sidcot has some of the strongest results in the South West, ranking alongside the best selective schools in the region.

Outstanding facilities

As well as 160 acres of organic farmland, Sidcot has superb sporting grounds, a 25-meter swimming pool, a brand-new all-weather pitch, dance studios and an equestrian centre. Our Arts Centre bridges traditional genres with modern technology and includes studios for painting, sculpture, photography, a digital media suite, a dedicated performance hall, practice rooms, recording studio and music technology suite and a state-of-the-art drama studio. We also have some more unusual facilities – for example, an allotment where students get involved with growing produce for the kitchens, a yurt village, beehives to learn about beekeeping and even a well-equipped Observatory enabling students to explore the night sky.

Sidcot AllotmentCaring relationships

Quakers place a high value on equality – at Sidcot this is evident in the open and friendly relationships between staff and students, and between students of all ages. It’s often remarked on that our students are extremely supportive of each other, making newcomers – students, teachers and visitors – quickly feel at home.

Special Characteristics

  • Outstanding reputation in sciences, maths and creative arts
  • Centre for Peace and Global Studies
  • Equestrian boarding school
  • Year 11 Pathway one-year GCSE course – integrated to give a truly UK boarding