Learning At Sidcot Junior School

At Sidcot Independent Junior School, we use a variety of teaching styles to engage your child and develop a learning environment that suits everyone. We take the time to get to know them, to understand their strengths, their likes and dislikes, and their individual ways.

Our Quaker principles encourage us to ‘Live Adventurously’, and that’s how we approach school life at Sidcot, in a way that develops curiosity, confidence, and a life-long love of learning. Come and see our Junior School for yourself, and register for our next open morning or book a private school tour.

Sidcot Junior School: A SATs-Free Zone

Our measure of learning success is not just about test results, but takes into account each individual’s potential - in fact, our children do not sit SATs tests. We want to develop well-balanced, well–educated children who understand the importance of honesty, courage, humility, respect and integrity. This is an aim that we achieve through first class pastoral care and an exciting, dynamic skills-based curriculum that motivates children to develop enquiring minds and become independent and resourceful learners.

The Next Step On Your Child’s Education Journey

At Junior School the foundations are laid for an education for life. During their time at our independent Junior School, your child will have the opportunity to widen their studies with Music, Languages, and Peace and Global Studies, enriching their education while providing them with a broad, global perspective. We also focus on developing children’s emotional literacy, as we prepare them for the next stage of their school journey.

Small classes, an inspiring curriculum, and a caring ethos are the vital ingredients in helping us to create an enthusiasm for learning. Creative talents are fostered and academic skills are nurtured, encouraging the optimum development of every child. Sidcot Junior School is a place where children thrive and, most importantly, are happy, and our Family Links Nurturing Programme ensures we can all work together to create the best educational experience for your child.

Once your child comes to the end of their time at our Junior School, Sidcot Senior School is ready to welcome them as they embark on the next step in their education journey.

Learning in the Junior School is often characterised by calm concentration and at other times by a lively enthusiasm for learning. Students of all ages listen to teachers and to each other to excellent effect. They work co-operatively very successfully.
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An Independent Junior School For The Community

Sidcot Junior School welcomes children from across Somerset, with 10 minibus routes operating across the county to bring students to our school from the local area. Our location on the A38 means our private Junior School can be easily accessed by families commuting into Bristol, as well as more local pupils. Find out more about our transport links.

Wraparound care is also available for Junior School students outside of school hours, from 7.45am to 6pm if needed.

Request a Sidcot School prospectus, or contact us today if you have any questions about our independent Junior School.