Why give to Sidcot?
Generations of Sidcotians, families and friends have personal experiences of what a remarkable place Sidcot is. Since our founding in 1699 we have built a community that encourages independent thought and the ability to challenge ourselves to live exciting, creative and adventurous lives. Central to the School's ethos is the Quaker philosophy that underpins all that we do. Our goal is to send Sidcotians from every part of society into the world to make a positive difference, in line with the School's altruistic motto Sic Vos Non Vobis (Thus we labour but not for ourselves).
We count ourselves extremely fortunate to benefit from a beautiful estate spanning 160 acres of green fields, working farmland, historic buildings and idyllic gardens, not to mention incredible teaching staff and student body. But we need your help to preserve this unique experience for future generations. Sidcot can only accomplish what our generous benefactors enable.
Together, with your support, we can make a genuine difference. Set up a standing order, leave a legacy, volunteer your time or make an online gift. Get in touch via our Trusts or click on the icons below - we're excited to hear from you.
Ways to give to Sidcot
Please note payments can be made via the icons in the blue panel at the bottom of this page.
The Sidcot Trusts
At Sidcot, we are very fortunate to have three established charitable Trusts that support the running of the School:
Each of the Trust webpages outline their objectives and the tremendous work that they do in support of the School.
Directly to the School
Many of our supporters choose to give directly to the School, either in the form of regular Direct Debits, or in support of a designated capital campaign. These gifts allow the School to decide where resources are most immediately required, depending on the needs for support within the School at the point of giving, and qualifying donors are individually recognised on our Giving Wall. For more information, please contact Sarah Simms, Director of Marketing and Development on +44 (0)1934 845238.
Joining the Sidcot 1699 Society
The Sidcot 1699 Society is our Legacy Society, formed to recognise in their lifetime those members of the Sidcotian community who have included Sidcot School in their Will. It is entirely voluntary and names are not published without permission.
Legacy gifts of all sizes are most welcome. Society members will receive, amongst other things, regular news updates, invitations to annual Society events and some School functions as the honoured guests of the Headmaster and Governors.
When legacy gifts have been received, the name of the Legator will be added to the Sidcot School Book of Legacies, so that future generations can recognise, remember and be inspired by this support. To receive a copy of our Legacy Guide, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Help to grow our Giving Tree
All gifts of £1000 or more are now recognised on our Giving Wall in our Wellbeing Hub in Rose Cottage, Single or multiple individuals, groups or businesses may be named on leaves on our Giving Tree for a minimum donation of £1,000. To help grow our tree please see our webpage here for more details, or download a form via the leaf icon below.
Sidcotians may also choose to give back by volunteering their time perhaps to work with us as a mentor or to give a Careers talk to our students. Our Alumni and Development Officer, Rachele Snowden, would be delighted to hear from you if this is you: email@example.com
Our Science Block is a core learning facility for our 650-strong cohort of students. Built in 1908 and renovated in the 1970s, it is now tired and outdated. With our planned revitalization of the labs, and with your support, we seek to inspire our Sidcot Scientists to be STEM changemakers and to reinvigorate this vital part of the School for generations to come.
Over seven weeks in the Summer holidays 2023, five of the Science labs will be entirely renovated, including:
🔬 🔬New furniture and pod work stations installed, including belstone worktops
💡 New suspended ceilings with LED lighting
💦 Improved gas/water access for experiments
👞 New non-slip latex floor fitted
📊 New smartboards installed
💨 Three top-end fume cupboards purchased
Can you help us support this renovation by purchasing an element on our periodic table?
Get in touch with the team
Tel:+44(0)1934 843 102