Sidcot School, North Somerset

Sidcot School is a co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils, aged 3 to 18, based in the Mendip Hills near the village of Winscombe, Somerset.

Sidcot School
Winscombe
North Somerset, BS25 1PD

Perfect venue for all occasions

Set within 160 acres of beautiful countryside in the rolling Mendip Hills, Sidcot School is the perfect venue to host a personal or corporate event or hire one of our many outstanding facilities. We cater for all occasions including meetings, concerts, exhibitions, fairs, and social gatherings. Additionally, during holiday periods Sidcot has the flexibility to act as a conference centre and a residential centre. There is ample parking on site and Sidcot benefits from being only 15 miles from the city of Bristol and within one hour’s travel of Bath. Bristol International Airport is only 9 miles away making travel to Europe easy.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

The Meeting House is a well-equipped and recently redecorated performance auditorium suitable for a wide range of uses for over 280 people, complete with a modern sound and lighting system. Features include stage, lighting, sound and Hearing Loop System. Facilities available include a disabled toilet, access with ramped entry and easy access to first row of seating. A baby Grand piano which can be used, subject to a discretionary fee.

Drama Studio

A modern well equipped and comfortable studio facility primarily designed for drama productions but also suitable as a lecture or presentation theatre is available for hire. Seating for 98 people in modern tiered seating, plus 12 on chairs on front row if required. Dimensions: approx 10m x 9.4m (without seating). Approx. 6m x 4.5m “Performance” area in front of tiered seating.

Music Hall

The Bailey Concert Hall is available for a wide variety of musical events and includes a sprung floor, loop system, Steinway Grand Piano and approximately 23m of hanging space. Seating Capacity: 100 on chairs for a concert type of event.

Small Hall

A simple, comfortable connecting drama classroom is available with a 200mm raised stage area, suitable for rehearsal or small lectures with moveable chair seating for up to 24 people. Dimensions: 7m x 6m

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

A large Sports Hall with sprung floor and viewing balcony is available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off and regular bookings.

Swimming Pool

A 25m, 4 lane, indoor swimming pool is available for hire and includes a pool inflatable, ideal for children’s parties.

All Weather Pitch

A full size hockey all-weather pitch and rugby/football training pitch can be hired for one off and regular bookings.

Tennis Courts

Four tennis courts are available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Celebrations & Events

Dining Hall

A lovely light filled room which can cater for up to 270 people with additional space available for a dance floor and band. A perfect venue for holding a ball or large charity dinner during holiday periods. The Refectory can also be opened up onto the recently refurbished Hub, which offers a range of relaxed informal seating areas.

Art Studio

Our ceramics studio is a large and bright space with lots of room to accommodate your enthusiasm for working with clay and is equipped with a kiln. Additional costs for technician time for loading/unloading.

Food Technology Suite

With eight cooking stations with ovens, the Food Technology room is an ideal venue to run a cookery class.

Outdoor Space

The gardens at Sidcot School are available to hire during non-term time periods only.

Courses & Corporate

Exhibition Space

The Arts Centre is the ideal for exhibitions, workshops, performances and other cultural events throughout the year. The main gallery is light and spacious, and features some areas that are double height, has approximately 48m of hanging space, and areas suitable for 3D artworks. It has a professional hanging system, and a large number of plinths with ample room for flexibility of layout. Further hanging space can be made available as well as a separate gallery upstairs, overlooking the main gallery with 62m of hanging space.

Library

The Old Library was built in 1908 as part of the Centenary celebrations on the site of the old 2nd Form room and the Girls' Reading Room. It has changed little over the years. It went out of active use as a library in the 1990s when a new library was set up. The bookshelves are original, as are some of the books. The Old Library is an ideal venue for holding meetings.

Small Hall

The Junior School is situated across from the main school site and is self-contained within its own grounds. It is surrounded by playing fields and offers separate parking. The Junior School Hall is a spacious light filled hall, which opens out onto a small outdoor amphitheatre.

Multi Purpose Studio

A modern well equipped and comfortable studio facility primarily designed for drama productions but also suitable as a lecture or presentation theatre is available for hire. Seating for 98 people in modern tiered seating, plus 12 on chairs on front row if required. Dimensions: approx 10m x 9.4m (without seating). Approx. 6m x 4.5m “Performance” area in front of tiered seating.

Classrooms

In total we have approximately 50 classrooms across the Senior School, with excellent IT facilities.

Accommodation

Accommodation

With five boarding houses on site, we are able to offer a total of 187 beds for residential courses and events. Each House has a comfortable common room with TV, DVD and WiFi and a small kitchen. We have a large Refectory where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served and also have an onsite café, otherwise known as The Hub. Accommodation at Sidcot School comprises a variety of bedrooms with 1, 2, 3 and 4 beds making it a perfect venue to hold an educational residential stay.

Grounds

Taking advantage of the outstanding natural beauty area surrounding Sidcot, we have recently introduced a Yurt village, which contains four yurts offering floor space for up to 40 people. The Yurt village is a great base for holding an array of outdoor bush craft activities.

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