Sidcot is in the South West of England only 15 miles from the city of Bristol and within one hour’s travel of Bath. Bristol International Airport is only 9 miles away making travel to Europe easy with airlines such as Air France, easyJet, Flybe, KLM and Ryanair.
On the edge of the village of Winscombe, Sidcot benefits from being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty whilst being within easy access of the two major cultural centres or Bristol and Bath. The coast at Weston-super-Mare is 8 miles away.
How to get here
Sidcot is situated on the A38, 15 minutes south of Bristol International Airport. Drive past the airport and through the villages of Churchill and Star. Shortly after Star, at the brow of the hill take the left turning signposted Sidcot. The main school reception entrance is 100m on the right, where there is parking for visitors.
From the north
Leave the M5 motorway at junction 21 and take the turning for Weston-super-Mare at the roundabout. Continue on the dual carriageway towards Weston-super-Mare, go straight, at the 2nd roundabout take the left turn, signposted for Banwell. Continue straight along this road through Locking, Banwell and eventually Winscombe. Once through Winscombe village the road intersects the A38 at a junction with traffic lights. Go straight over this junction into Fountain Lane. At the top of the lane turn left and the main school reception is the first on the left, where there is parking for visitors.
From the south
Leave the M5 motorway at junction 22 and proceed north on the A38 towards Bristol. Continue through Rooksbridge, Tarnock and Lower Weare until you reach the first junction with traffic lights (Winscombe will be signposted to your left). At the traffic lights, turn right into Fountain Lane. At the end of the lane, turn left and the main school entrance is first on the left, where there is parking for visitors.
Drive west on the A371 from Wells via Cheddar, as signposted to Weston-super-Mare. At the junction to the A38, turn right and follow signs to Bristol. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right into Fountain Lane. At the top of the lane, turn left and the main school entrance is first turning on the left, where there is parking for visitors.
Rail links to London are excellent as Sidcot is only 15 miles south of Bristol and Temple Meads Station (30 mins transfer by taxi). Our nearest train station is Weston-super-Mare Station which is only 8 miles away or Yatton Station – also 8 miles away (20 mins transfer by bus or taxi).
Bristol International Airport is only 9 miles away making taxi transfer an easy option. See the Bristol International Airport website for more detailed information on flight destinations (www.bristolairport.co.uk/flights-from-bristol)
Places to stay while you visit
The hotels that are within walking distance of the school are:
Sidcot Arms Hotel, Bridgwater Road (A38), Sidcot, BS25 1NN
(search under Bristol Airport)
This hotel is a 2 minute drive away from the school and is within walking distance.
Woodborough Inn, Sandford Road, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1HD
This hotel is a 5 minute drive away from the school and is within walking distance.