At Sidcot we are justifiably proud of our students’ academic record. We are equally proud of their social skills, their emotional intelligence, their resilience and their determination to make a difference in the world.

It’s no surprise that these personal qualities go together with academic excellence. It’s our experience that curiosity and the confidence to enquire fearlessly – to live adventurously, as our Quaker philosophy puts it – leads children to be better motivated and more at ease with themselves as thinkers and learners. We don’t cram children at Sidcot, because we don’t have to. This is a kind, purposeful place where we educate the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship.

Our excellent exam results and our leavers’ destinations provide further evidence that a broad and balanced education does not have to be at the expense of academic excellence.

Pupils have a highly developed sense of self, displaying authentic personal understanding and self-confidence without arrogance.
Independent Schools Inspectorate