Sibford School

Sibford School is a Quaker day and boarding school set in over 50 acres of grounds and surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The school welcomes pupils of all faiths and none, and approximately one third of our students receive support for dyslexia. Value added results at GCSE and A level are particularly strong. The junior school has a strong focus on outdoor learning and accepts children from 3 years old.

Sibford Ferris
OX15 5QL

+44 (0)1295 781200

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ISC associations: The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Quaker

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 429

Sibford School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£6,835 to £11,985

Day fees per term:
£270 to £6,165

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
931 / 6005

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (205)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (16)

Sixth Form: (33)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (193)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (15)

Sixth Form: (35)

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Additional Information

Sibford Schools' Support for Learning Programme (SFL) has a well-established reputation for enabling pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties.

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The following scholarships are available at Sibford School:

- Senior School. On entry to Sibford School in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 10.
- Sixth Form. On entry to Sibford School in Year 12.
Scholarship assessments for entry in the coming September are held in the preceding January although, in certain circumstances, scholarship applications may be considered at other times throughout the academic year.

There are three categories of scholarship:

- Academic: where a student shows exceptional academic ability and potential.
- Talent: Art, Drama, Music, Sport (including climbing, triathlon and equestrian).
- All Rounder: where a student demonstrates significant intellectual potential as well as providing evidence of exceptional talent in a particular discipline. 

Sibford School offers the opportunity for prospective students to apply for scholarships on the basis of evidence of exceptional recent achievement, exceptional performance in the scholarship assessment and an interview/trial/audition. 

Sibford School students currently in Year 6 or Year 11 can also apply as they are in transition to the Senior School and Sixth Form respectively. In exceptional circumstances Sibford School will consider offering a scholarship to a student who is already at the school and who has shown exceptional progress and commitment to a subject.

Scholarships are always an honorary award. However, for exceptional pupils, at the Head’s discretion, the award may represent a financial reduction equivalent to the value of up to 10% of day fees. Support may also be offered for music lessons, LAMDA awards or similar. All awards will be reviewed on an annual basis. Receiving a scholarship does not preclude applications for a means tested bursary.

The deadline for scholarship applications for 2024 is Friday 10 November 2023.

The scholarship day for Senior School entry in September 2024 entry will take place on Saturday 25 November.


Sibford School is committed to helping more young people reach their potential and encouraging them to achieve their aspirations whatever these might be.

We offer a limited number of means-tested bursaries which are made available to existing and prospective students from both Quaker and non-Quaker families. 

Bursaries are not dependent on particular academic or creative achievement. They are, however, subject to annual testing of parental means and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on parental circumstances.

Sibford School’s bursary funds are very limited therefore competition for bursary funding is always strong and only given in exceptional circumstances; simply meeting our financial criteria for a means-tested bursary does not guarantee an award being made.

An independent company, Bursary Administration Ltd (BAL) will review and assess the application and arrange to visit you.  Depending on their assessment of your application, the Bursary Committee may propose an award against day fees only (but not on any extra charges).

Applications for bursary assistance are reviewed annually and we will contact existing bursary holders towards the end of Spring term to request updated information.  We will also work with BAL during this review process.

More information can be found in our Bursary Policy

New bursary applications for September 2024 close on 15 October 2023 for Year 7 applicants. 

A second date of 31 December 2023 will remain for anyone not entering Year 7. 

Applicants are required to complete and submit all forms to our admissions officer by this date in order to be considered. We may be unable to consider applicants made after this date. 

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies