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About Sidmouth

Where is Sidmouth?

Sidmouth is in the county of Devon in the Southwest of England, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town is on the beautiful Jurassic coast, a World Heritage site.

What is Sidmouth like?

Sidmouth is a small, safe and friendly seaside town with excellent leisure facilities. It is quintessentially English, with traditional architecture, shops, restaurants and cafes for you to enjoy and the opportunity for many sports such as horse riding, golf, walking and water sports. There are numerous places to visit - see Social and Cultural Programme

Where is the school?

The main school is in the centre of town, 5 minutes from the sea. There are 11 classrooms for adults in the main building and separate teenage and junior departments nearby (15 classrooms).

When is the best time to come to Sidmouth?

It depends on you, Sidmouth is a town for all seasons.

  • Spring - new life, new friends, new skills
  • Summer - bright sun, blue sea, vacation courses for the family
  • Autumn - changing colours, carnivals, exams courses
  • Winter - log fires, bright lights, festivities

What is the weather like?

Sidmouth is in the warmest part of the country. We have quite good weather (for England!) We don't usually freeze in the winter (average 9 degrees C) and the summer is often a comfortable 20-25 degrees C. The sea temperature up to 17C.

How can I travel to Sidmouth?

We make it as easy as we can...

...and to Sidmouth International School


What is Sidmouth International School (SIS)?

SIS is an English language school for students of all ages. It is the only English language school in the town and is a Centre of Excellence (EL Gazette Sept 2016). We have different departments for adults, teenagers and juniors. We are also an examinations centre and teacher-training centre.

When is the school open?

All year. We have courses starting every Monday.

Who runs the school?

Sidmouth International School is an independent language school with a small management team. We work as a team for you as an individual.

Where do your students come from?

We usually have students from over 30 different countries every year and we try to make sure that we really are an 'international' school. In the summer season we aim to have no more than 20% of students of one mother tongue.

Who will teach me?

All your teachers will have appropriate qualifications (as recognised by the British Council) and many of our teachers have been trained at the school on our teacher training course (Trinity College  London, Cert TESOL). The teaching team use a wide range of materials so that your learning is both current and rewarding.

What courses do you run?

We run a lot of different courses at all levels from beginner to advanced. The school is open all year for Adults (18+) and Teenagers (14-17yrs). At Easter and in the summer season we have courses for the Young Learner (8-13 yrs). If you would like any help in choosing your course, please contact us.

General Information


Sidmouth International School is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and we aim to provide an environment where young people and children feel comfortable and safe.


Sidmouth International School is proud to be accredited by the British Council to teach English in the UK




May Cottage
EX10 8EN

Tel: +44 (0) 1395 516754