Useful Information and Dates

Useful Information and Dates

Dropping-off and Picking-up

Please be reminded of the appropriate system for dropping-off, picking-up and also safe walking routes for your children which can be found in the Parent Handbook on Firefly.

In order to keep everyone safe it is important to follow these instructions and we would appreciate  you taking some time to re-familiarise yourself with them.

Many thanks

Hilary Atkin
Director of Operations

Ski trip Easter 2018 – Madonna Di Campigglio

There are still a couple of places available for this year's ski trip. A fantastic opportunity for all levels including absolute beginners to ski in the beautiful Dolomites in Italy. We fly out on the last Friday of term from Bristol airport so it's a very convenient trip. The trip is open to all students from Year 8 and above.

Please let me know if you'd like further details.

Dave McDonagh

February Half Term Activities at Sidcot Sports Centre

Check out our updated Holiday Activities webpages and book now!

Trevelyan Library Book Fair

The Library will be hosting its annual book fair from Friday 19th to Thursday 31st January. On sale will be a wide range of quality fiction and  non-fiction for a variety of reading tastes. We hope our pupils enjoy browsing and choosing a book to buy. The fair will be open to all Senior School students during break, lunch and after school. Students in J4 to J6 and Third and Fourth Forms will be able to visit the fair during their regular library lessons. If you would like to accompany your child to the book fair after school it will be open from 4.00pm to 4.50pm every day – please sign in at Reception first. 

If you have any questions or queries, or would like to set a book or spending limit for your child please email librarian@sidcot.org.uk and include your child's first name, surname, form and tutor group in the email.

Best wishes

Andrea Grist

Notices from the Drama Department

Quirky Bird Theatre presents: DNA by Dennis Kelly – Friday 26th January

DNA by Dennis Kelly follows the silent yet intimidating, 16 year old Phil, and his fearful following of misfits as they come to terms with the consequences of a practical joke that ends in tragedy. This piece deals directly and powerfully with hard hitting, relevant issues, such as violence, guilt, unrequited love, tyranny and solidarity within a group of adolescents who have placed themselves at the edge of society.

Since the arrival of aggressive and volatile John Tate the rest of the school fears them, they are above the law and intend to stay that way. Social outcast and self proclaimed loner Adam who would do anything to be accepted into the group, to be protected, to be safe, to hang out in the woods with them for just one afternoon. How far will he go? Being spat at? Being punched? Being bullied? Being murdered? The group discover how their tyranny presents them with cathartic repercussions and social developments within their clique.

With a harrowing twist and a taste of the sinister that smacks of William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, DNA is a social comment that resounds with people of all ages.

DNA is being performed in the Drama Studio on the 26th January at 4pm by the Quirky Bird Theatre Company. Running time of show is 70mins. Tickets are £7.50. The show is suitable for Year 9 and above. If you are interested in seeing the show please contact Pippa Bell.

Boxtale Soup presents: The Wind in The WillowsThe Picture of Dorian Gray – Tuesday 27th February

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing –
absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty's beloved River Bank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Ratty and Mole on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr. Toad.

We are very lucky to have Box Tale Soup's wonderful production of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in The Willows coming to the Junior School, complete with unique handmade fabric puppets and a charming original score. The production will be performed in the Assembly hall in the afternoon at 1.30pm and lasts 70 minutes, so pick up times remain the samel for Junior School pupils attending.

In addition, in the evening, the Senior School are to be treated to an original adaptation by the company of Oscar Wilde's haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal – Dorian Gray. Dorian, young and beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, seeming unchanged by corruption and untouched by age. But behind a locked door, beneath a heavy curtain, Dorian's portrait tells a different story...

"What does it profit a person if they gain the whole world and lose their own soul?"

Box Tale Soup is an award winning Theatre Company whose critically acclaimed productions have delighted thousands of people in the UK and abroad. Using a unique blend of puppetry, physical theatre and traditional performance, Box Tale Soup hope to transport you into a theatrical world like no other.

Tickets for this show are £7.50 and the show will begin at 6.30pm. Running time 70 minutes. Contact Pippa Bell for more enquires.

We very much hope to see you there.

Early Mornings at the Senior School

Especially with colder mornings becoming the norm we thought it important to clarify the timings for school mornings. We are happy to receive your son/daughter from 8.20am, when we will then have staff on duty in school. We would ask that you do not drop off before 8.20am as your son/daughter cannot be adequately supervised.

Any students needing to be in school earlier than 8.20am we offer a Breakfast Club from 7.45am. This is bookable through our online booking system at small charge of £3.00 per day.

Registration for all year groups is from 8.30am to 8.40am and please make sure your son/daughter has signed into reception if they arrive late.

Matt Williams
Deputy Head

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