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Moving to the area

We regularly receive enquiries from families who are looking to make a move to the counties close to Sibford School, with Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire all easily commutable to the school.

Why Sibford?

Click below to learn more about the different areas of the school:

Sibford in summary

Sibford School is a co-educational, independent school for children aged 3-18 that was founded in 1842.

With a large campus and a wide range of facilities available to our pupils, we offer small class sizes alongside a diverse education that builds a strong foundation for learning while encouraging our students to learn about themselves and the world around them.

Key Facts

  • 1842 founding year
  • 50-acre campus
  • 90+ extra-curricular activities and clubs
  • 55 minutes by train from London
  • 3 friendly boarding houses
  • 440 pupils across the school 
  • 26 Sixth Form subjects
  • 15 pupils maximum in a class
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Our aims and ethos

Sibford School’s Quaker ethos has underpinned all policies and practices since the school was founded in 1842, and is expressed today through the following aims:

  • To create and maintain a culture in which all members of the community can be themselves, developing confidence, self-esteem and tolerance by ensuring a secure setting in which they feel valued and respected.
  • To enable every pupil to recognise and acknowledge his or her individual talents and to help each one realise his or her full potential.
  • To meet the needs of our pupils, be they educational or pastoral.
  • To provide our pupils with a thirst for lifelong learning and an active concern for their immediate environment and wider community.
  • To welcome parents into a partnership embracing trust, understanding and mutual support.
School grounds and outdoor education

Sibford School sits within 50 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Sibford School’s beautiful location and extensive grounds enable us to provide our Junior School pupils with an unrivalled learning environment where they can benefit from the freedom to explore and engage with the natural world.

Our 50-acre countryside campus provides the perfect setting to enable us to embed outdoor education across the curriculum.

Click here to read more about outdoor education

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School facilities

Sibford School benefits from a number of excellent onsite facilities including:

  • State of the art climbing wall
  • 25m indoor swimming pool
  • Sports Hall
  • Outdoor pitches
  • Ensemble music room
  • Library
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Sense of community

At Sibford, we make sure new parents and guardians are introduced to fellow parents with enrollment to the Sibford Parents, Staff and Friends Association (PSFA). 

The PSFA exists to give parents a voice within the school and community. It organises fundraising events and helps the school to communicate effectively with current and prospective parents and organise activities and events that build a sense of community amongst parents.

Events that members of the PSFA regularly get involved with include:

  • Annual Open Day
  • Open Mornings
  • Christmas Fayre
  • Social events
  • Annual Charity Ball
Extra-curricular opportunities

Extra-curricular activities are an important addition to the curriculum at Sibford School and we are proud of the range of clubs we have available before, at lunchtime and after school.

As a school we encourage pupils to ‘live adventurously’ and to take advantage of all opportunities that come their way.  We are proud to offer a wide and diverse range of extra-curricular clubs throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about the wide range of opportunities that new starters to the school can get involved with.

Gifted and talented

At Sibford School we recognise the responsibility we have to both identify and meet the needs of our most able and academically gifted pupils. 

Pupils are identified as being able, gifted or talented in a variety of ways and may be included on a departmental Gifted and Talented register or entered onto the whole school Gifted and Talented register.

Click here to learn more about the Gifted and Talented programme at Sibford School.

Support for Learning

At Sibford School we believe that all pupils should expect an education that enables them to achieve the best possible academic and wider outcomes; to become confident, able to communicate their own views and ready to make a successful transition into adulthood.

Click hereto learn more about the Support for Learning department. 

Our Support for Learning Twitter page shares daily updates and activities.

Boarding options

We understand that relocating is not a quick process so the option of boarding at Sibford School offers the opportunity for your child to settle into Sibford before you move to the area.

Full boarding

Full-time boarders live on-site in a boarding house at Sibford School for seven nights a week during term time. The school is responsible for the pupil’s care and well-being 24 hours a day. 

Weekly boarding

Students who choose to weekly board have the option to arrive on Sunday night or Monday morning and depart on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, meaning school life is balanced with family life at the weekends.

Sibford School will arrange collection and drop off from Banbury train station, located just 10 miles from the campus.

Click here to read more about weekly boarding at Sibford.

Learn more about Sibford School

  • Book a place to attend our next whole school open event below.
  • If you are looking for your child to start Sibford School in the near future, we invite you to book a 1:1 meeting with our Head. To book, please contact Elle, Admissions officer here.
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