What Matters When Choosing a School?

Let us tell you a little about what matters to us. 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.

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James Jones, Head of Sidcot School
“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. Discover if what matters to us here at Sidcot, is what truly matters to you for your child's education.”
James Jones
Head of Sidcot School

An Exceptional Location

Our Somerset location is integral to the opportunities and experiences on offer at Sidcot School. Our beautiful rural campus sits among 150 acres of the Mendip Hills, while the nearby cities of Bristol and Bath are still easily accessible. Our activities programme makes the most of this stunning Somerset landscape, and the nearby cities provide enriching day trips and weekend breaks. Students looking for independent schools in Bristol, Bath or Somerset can make the most of our idyllic location and the opportunities for exploration that it offers.

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Living Adventurously

New ideas, exciting opportunities and a thirst for life are integral to the student experience at Sidcot School. Our aims and values are guided by the principle that every student should have the chance to live adventurously.

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International Students

Independent boarding schools thrive when there is a strong and supportive mix of cultures. Sidcot has a well established international community with around 30 different nationalities living and learning together.

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Why Choose Sidcot School?

Sidcot School’s roots and rich history date back over 300 years. It is this heritage that sets us apart as one of the foremost independent boarding schools in Somerset and the South West. Our beautiful location also makes us an ideal choice for those considering independent schools in Bristol or Bath.  

Visit our campus to see the breadth of facilities available, discover how we take care of student wellbeing, and learn how the Sidcot Learning Wheel defines how our students learn.

Why Choose Sidcot School


The work of the Sidcotian Office is to build a secure future for Sidcot School, so it continues to thrive for generations to come.