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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.

The Benefits Of Independent Junior Schools

There are many exciting benefits for children joining our independent Junior School, including:

A holistic education - As well as academic success, we focus on the social, emotional, and physical development of students, so children can develop as well-rounded individuals

Facilities and resources - Our excellent facilities allow children to enjoy all manner of activities, and access to a range of resources enhances learning

Community - Relationships between the students, and between teachers and pupils, are nurtured to create a strong sense of community and belonging, which positively influences student wellbeing

Academic excellence - Small class sizes, specialist teaching staff and a personalised approach to the curriculum enhance the learning environment so children can excel organically

Opportunities - Independent Junior Schools offer students opportunities to grow as leaders, try out a range of sports or hobbies, and take part in community service projects

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 Independent 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.

Junior School And Beyond 

The education children receive during their Junior School years is essential in setting them up for what comes next. Children aged 7-11 reap the benefits of starting their education with us as a junior. Being immersed in a boarding school environment prepares Sidcot Junior students for this transition, and once your child comes to the end of their time at our Junior School, Sidcot Senior School is ready to welcome them. We then continue to support them as they embark on the next step in their education journey, and move into Sidcot Sixth Form from ages 16 to 18.

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.
Independent Schools Inspectorate

An Independent Junior School For The Community

Sidcot Junior School is located in Winscombe, North Somerset. Set among stunning green spaces, we are also close to Bristol and Bath, and just 8 miles from Weston Super Mare. We therefore welcome children from across Somerset, and have 10 minibus routes operating across the county to bring students to our school from the local area. 

Our location on the A38 means that we’re accessible for families looking for Junior Schools in Bristol, as well as more local pupils. Find out more about our transport links.

Wraparound care is 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.