What matters when you’re choosing a school?
Let us tell you a little about what matters to us. Curiosity, simplicity, equality, empathy, personal responsibility, speaking up and being heard. These are all part of the Quaker philosophy that underpins life at Sidcot School.
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 tell the story. As does the fact that we now offer the International Baccalaureate, an internationally respected qualification that combines rigorous intellectual standards with an emphasis on personal development. The IB fits perfectly with our values, providing further evidence that a broad and balanced education does not have to be at the expense of academic excellence.
Take a look around our site. I hope you enjoy finding out more about how we live and learn at Sidcot.
Iain Kilpatrick BA, MEd, FRSA
'For those untroubled by notions of social pretension or academic snobbery, yet for whom a considerate altruistic atmosphere really matters, this is just the place.'
The Good Schools Guide 2014