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  • Sidcot Junior School
    Oakridge Lane
    North Somerset
    BS25 1PD
  • Head: Ms Claire Lilley
  • T 01934 845200
  • F 01934 844964
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: North Somerset
  • Pupils: 154
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Fees: Day £7,410 - £11,040 pa
  • Open days: Open Morning Friday 23 September 2016 – 9am to noon.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Sidcot School

What says..

Vegetable plots, a wild flower meadow and glimpses of the Mendips make an idyllic environment in which to learn, which is echoed in the lack of academic pressure to which some children even at this tender age are subjected at other schools. No entrance exams (at least for the senior school) and no SATS...

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What the school says...

At our Junior School (an independent prep school) we aim to spark children's imaginations and encourage curiosity. With this progressive approach we start building the skills they will require to get the most out of their education. This crucial early stage is about building self-confidence, developing creative thought and inspiring an enjoyment of discovery, these important characteristics nurture a love of learning for the future.

We achieve these aims through offering an exciting and happy learning environment supported by a curriculum that makes the most of our fantastic facilities and natural surroundings at every opportunity. Small classes enable our staff to get to know the children very well, adapt lessons and learning goals to meet individual needs and stretch the children's abilities to cultivate talents. A stunning, environmentally friendly building that is full of light and space coupled with specially designed outdoor play areas and 150 acres of land and woods to explore provides the perfect setting for an inspirational all round education.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Ms Claire Lilley (early 40s). Educated at Tunbridge Wells Grammar and Homerton College, Cambridge, where she did a BEd in music. She worked at Sidcot as a year 5 teacher and after a foray down a different career path realised that teaching was what she truly wanted to do: ‘I felt as though I had come home when I came back to Sidcot in 2009,’ she says. A rapid ascent through the hierarchy culminated, after a proper selection process, in her appointment to the headship in 2012.

Tall and blonde, with an infectious laugh – ‘you can always hear Ms Lilley,’ said one boy – she is described by pupils as friendly, cheery and ‘really in control but does not have to shout to get her point across.’...

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