Sibford School

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Sibford School
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Sibford Ferris, Banbury

Oxfordshire OX15 5QL
United Kingdom

Type Independent school
Established 1842
Principal Michael Goodwin
Enrollment 425
Age range 3 to 18

Sibford School is a British co-educational independent school in Sibford Ferris, west of Banbury in Oxfordshire, linked with the Religious Society of Friends. The school has both day and boarding pupils between the ages of 3 and 18.


Sibford School was founded in 1842 as a co-educational boarding school for the children of Quaker families. It is set in more than 50 acres (200,000 m2) of grounds surrounded by the Oxfordshire countryside.

Today the school accommodates both boarders and day pupils, of all faiths and none, and in September 2011 had more than 420 pupils.

The main building (The Hill) was opened by Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in 1930.


The school comprises three divisions of pupils: the Junior School for those aged 3–11; the Senior School for those aged 11–16; and the Sixth Form for those aged 16–18.[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Old scholars form the Sibford Old Scholars Association (SOSA).

Further reading[edit]

  • Jones, H.W. & Harrod, M. Sibford School, 1842–1942. (Pub. 1942).
  • Fowler, R.W.F. Quaker education with special reference to Sibford School (MA thesis, King's College London). (Pub. 1987).
  • Alphabetical list of scholars 1842–1867 (Sibford), prepared by Malcolm Thomas.
  • OSA Annual reports, 1 (Pub. 1903/4).
  • The Archway [school magazine] 1 (Pub. 1947).
  • Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxford; (later records at the school).
  • A View from the Hill ... a history of Sibford School 1842-2010 ~ an 'experiment' in Quaker education (Pub . 2010).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Sibford School". Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°01′52″N 1°28′47″W / 52.031218°N 1.479795°W / 52.031218; -1.479795