Autumn term: 8 September – 18 December 2016
Spring term: 12 January – 18 March 2017
Summer term: 5 April – 8 July 2017
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 583
Day fees: from £2,384 (Reception) to £5,343 (Year 13) per term. Nursery £20.00 per session
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Sidcot provides a creative and stretching education that inspires children to want to learn. To achieve this, the curriculum is shaped to meet government requirements without an exam obsessed and prescriptive syllabus. The curriculum and teaching methods are designed to foster students’ intellectual curiosity and creativity. Sidcot aims to educate students in a well-rounded manner, rather than simply train them to pass tests. Throughout their time at Sidcot, students develop the self-motivation to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. In this way, they are equipped with the skills and attitudes they need for further education and lifelong learning. It’s no surprise that these personal qualities go together with academic excellence. Results have been consistently excellent with average points per candidate always significantly higher than the world average scores.
Extra curricular activities: Sidcot boasts an excellent rural location and top class facilities for sport, arts, crafts and environmental studies. In September 2015 they launched ‘PASS’; a very special co-curricular initiative based on key values of integrity, stewardship, self-reflection, adventure and community. A range of activities are embedded at the heart of the curriculum, focused on bringing these values to life. Every year group will be involved in a unique range of activities. For example, Year 9 will focus on self-reflection and practical life skills, touch-typing, first aid, sewing, car/bike maintenance and money management. Whereas Year 11 will be visiting elderly people, running primary after-school clubs and working with people with disabilities.
Pastoral care: The Quaker value of equality is evident in the open and friendly relationships between staff and students, and between students of all ages. It’s often remarked that our students are extremely supportive of each other, making newcomers – students, teachers and visitors – quickly feel at home.
Name of Headmaster: Iain Kilpatrick
International Baccalaureate diploma: Sidcot offers its Sixth Form the choice of both the IB and A levels. The ethos of the IB, with its broad curriculum and emphasis on study skills, community service and internationalism fits well with our Quaker values.
Riding: The BHS approved Equestrian Centre at Sidcot is well known in the area. Students of all ages can learn to ride, and tuition in dressage, cross-country and jumping is available. Boarding students are welcome to bring their horses to Sidcot and a full livery service is available.