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What is special about the school?

Sidcot has a well established international community with around 30 different nationalities living and learning together. We are a top performing school in the South West, with impressive exam results especially in Maths, the sciences and the arts. International students do as well as their British counterparts and on leaving Sidcot, go to top universities all over the world.

Our long term experience with such a diverse community means that our staff are very accustomed to welcoming students from overseas, helping them to settle in happily and to quickly feel at ease with school life. 

Within the boarding houses, international diversity is celebrated and shared.  Within this rich mix of people, students come to see themselves as global citizens who enjoy getting to understand different cultures.  Living together at Sidcot, they engage with each others language, food and traditions as part of daily life.

Description of English provision

GCSE and A Level students have group English lessons as part of their weekly timetable.

Individual English tuition is available for any student at an extra cost.

Year 11 Pathway students receive English lessons every day as part of their timetable and the cost is included in the fees.

Entry requirements

Entry to Sidcot is dependent on completion of an internationally recognised English examination or the Sidcot Entry Test.  To enter our Senior School, you will need to be able to speak and understand the English language to a minimum of B1 on the Common European Framework.  Entry into the Year 11 Pathway requires a minimum of B1.  B2 is required to study A Levels and C1 to study IB.

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset

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