Sidcot School

North Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: North Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Sidcot School

Sidcot School is a mixed, independent, all-through Quaker school and sixth form for pupils aged three to nineteen. It is located in Winscombe, Somerset, in south-west England, and has about 550 students on its roll.

The school can trace its history back to 1699, when it was founded by Quakers. However, it moved to its current site in 1808. 

The school is a registered charity, and is administered by its governing body. At least half of these governors must be members of the Religious Society of Friends. 


Iain Kilpatrick

Values and vision

The school is established on strong Quaker values, and this remains a key part of its ethos today. It places a strong emphasis on mutual respect.

Quakers believe “in living life adventurously and letting their lives speak”. In practice, the school says, that means teaching in a way that encourages individual thought, questioning and exploration. The school also aims to ensure that pupils have all the support they need to grow as individuals, and recognise and celebrated their talents. 

The school welcomes students of all faiths and none. 

ISI report

“Pupils of all abilities and ages achieve well. They make good progress, exceptional in some cases, enabled by good, often excellent teaching and an excellent curriculum and programme of activities. Many pupils achieve exceptional standards in art.”

“Pupils are good learners, working together with others very successfully and thriving when teaching encourages them to employ their highly developed sense of personal responsibility in their learning.”

View Sidcot School’s latest ISI report

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Address: Oakridge Lane, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1934 843102
What people say about us

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
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