Sidcot School A GSG School
- Sidcot School
- Head: Mr Iain Kilpatrick
- T 01934 843102
- F 01934 844181
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.sidcot.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: North Somerset
- Pupils: 462
- Religion: Quaker
- Fees: Day £15,090 - £16,590; Boarding £24,900 - £31,410 pa
- Open days: Friday 27 January 2017, Friday 1 May 2017
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Sidcot Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A school more likely to produce the head of an NGO than a merchant bank. 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...
What the school says...
Sidcot is an independent day and boarding school which encourages children to make a difference in the world through teaching them to live their lives adventurously, to question and to take action. We celebrate individuality and challenge our students to think with greater depth to reach a better understanding of themselves in relation to the world we live in.
Sidcot is one of only a few schools in the South West where students can study either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Sidcot is an inspirational environment with fantastic facilities spread over 160 acres of rolling Mendip Hills. There are activities everyday that utilise our stunning Arts Centre, Equestrian and Leisure Centres to ensure students can stretch their creative, sporty or adventurous side.
We set out to provide a creative and stretching education that inspires children to want to learn. To achieve this, our curriculum is shaped to meet government requirements but without an exam obsessed and prescriptive syllabus. Our curriculum and teaching methods are designed to foster students natural intellectual curiosity and creativity. We want to educate our students, rather than simply train them to pass tests. Throughout their time at Sidcot School we help students to develop the self-motivation that will enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. In this way, we equip them with the skills and attitudes they will need for further education and lifelong learning. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Mathematics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Visual Arts at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysA school more likely to produce the head of an NGO than a merchant bank. 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
Since 2012, Mr Iain Kilpatrick BA Med FRSA PGCE, a former RBS banker who saw the light and turned to schoolmastering in the mid-90s, by way of a degree in English from Stirling and a PGCE from Edinburgh. Though English-born, Mr Kilpatrick’s upbringing, education and career until Sidcot has been north of the border, but ‘Much as l love Scotland, there’s not a huge diversity of schools. IB was quite a draw, plus the mix of day and boarding, the area and the size and atmosphere at Sidcot’. Having thrown himself wholeheartedly into the holistic life...
Special Education Needs
We are a mainstream school with a Learning Support Department (dyslexia). One to one tuition is available for literacy and maths, additionally we can offer support for maths in a classroom setting with an LSA. We can also offer provision for mild Asperger's, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, speech and language difficulties. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|