This is a happy, family school which is at the heart of its local community. We recognise and value the uniqueness of every child, helping all to achieve their best within a safe, secure and creative environment.
The progress and wellbeing of each individual child is of paramount importance. Through a broad and engaging curriculum we strive to ensure that each child develops a lively, creative and curious mind to lay the foundations for their journey as a lifelong learner. With a strong moral code, we encourage self-confidence, independence and a sense of mutual respect, and help them grow into positive, responsible people who can work with others and who are better equipped for life today.
We are a small school situated on Dundry Hill, enjoying spectacular views over Bristol and the Severn Bridges towards Wales. The school has been on this site and serving the community of Dundry since 1858 and continues to enjoy strong links with the local church.
Our school is a happy, friendly place where we aim to help our children develop into confident individuals. We want to enable them to become resilient and creative learners, who show respect for others and the world around them. Above all, we will inspire our children to achieve their best in all things.
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Our school has served Farrington Gurney and the surrounding community for 160 years, consistently producing high standards of education. Our supportive and intimate environment allows children of all ages and abilities to achieve their best within a safe, secure and creative environment.
There is a strong Christian ethos within the school, in which we encourage pupils and adults to have a caring and considerate attitude towards one another. We recognise and value the uniqueness of every child and encourage them to develop their independence and confidence.
We have a Head of School, Mr Andrew Dix, working along side a very strong and committed team of teachers and support staff.
Hemington Primary School is a very popular, small school set in the picturesque Somerset village of Hemington. We are based in a beautiful Victorian building and benefit from a field, sensory garden and wooded conservation area.
Through our creative curriculum we are committed to making the best use of our stunning grounds for children's learning. We pride ourselves on the support we give the children in reading, writing and mathematics making use of the latest software. We welcome children and parents to join our family and enjoy a 'good start for all'.
Hornbeams is our pre-school which is located within the school building allowing children to feel part of the learning community from an early age. Hornbeams follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and makes good use of their garden and the school environment on a regular basis to encourage early learning. Hornbeams children have opportunities to join in special events with the school and benefit from a comprehensive transition period during the summer term before moving into Reception.
Recently pupils from High Littleton CofE Primary enjoyed the use of Norton Hill's food technology facilities as well as working with core subject teachers to improve further on the excellent educational provisions already practised at High Littleton.
Gareth Griffiths Headteacher of High Littleton Primary School stated; ‘Children from High Littleton are already using food technology facilities at Norton Hill and we are also preparing training materials on the new Key Stage 2 curriculum for English and Maths teachers at both Norton Hill and Somervale. This sharing of information, facilities and a continued focus on improving all three schools is deeply exciting and is exactly what we should be doing for the local area’.
At Leigh on Mendip, our school ethos is to provide the school community with a safe, challenging and creative environment in which we care and respect individuals, their needs and skills, to ensure we are ‘working together to achieve our best’.
This is a happy, family school in which we encourage all members of the school to have a caring and considerate attitude towards one another; this strong community spirit is fostered by everyone involved in the school. The school enjoys an excellent reputation for providing a broad and balanced, challenging and creative environment, made possible by our highly committed team of teachers, governors and support staff.
Longvernal Primary School is proud to be one of very few schools nationally to be a ‘Recognised Forest School Provider’ by the Forest School Association (FSA). We are committed to promoting outdoor learning; preparing our pupils to be outward-looking global citizens who embrace diversity, respect others and the world we live in. Every child and parent is considered to be a member of the ‘Longvernal Family,’ every one of us accepted for who we are, special and
Forest School and outdoor learning, including expanding horizons through literature, visitors and visits are an integral part of life at Longvernal. Our school values are an acrostic of the word FOREST (Family, Originality, Respect, Excellence, Self-belief, Teamwork) and are explored and celebrated in whole school assemblies; they sit well alongside the British Values: Individual Liberty; Democracy; Rule of Law; Mutual Respect and Tolerance.
‘Children at Longvernal learn with mud on their hands and smiles on their faces"
Midsomer Norton Primary lies in the heart of Midsomer Norton just behind the Methodist Church. We have an excellent reputation as an inclusive school with a strong community ethos. On 1st September 2017, the school acquired academy status and formally joined the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership.
At Midsomer Norton Primary School, we believe in ‘Learning for Life’. An exciting learning journey begins here! We strive for excellence and to develop confident, independent children with an enthusiasm and love for learning. We have high expectations and encourage children to work to the best of their ability through providing exciting learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. We aim to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and challenges that life offers.
Being part of a great community is important to us and we are lucky to be situated right in the heart of it! We pride ourselves on the supportive partnerships we create with our parents, other schools and organisations locally and further afield.
The new Norton Hill Primary School is a mainstream 2 - growing to 3 - form entry primary school offering outstanding education across all aspects of the curriculum and emphasising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and outdoor education. The school caters for all abilities, backgrounds and needs and focuses on providing educational opportunities within an environment that promotes aspiration and achievement.
While STEM and Outdoor Education are key drivers to our curriculum offer, literacy and numeracy is at the centre of all that we do. We follow the National Curriculum for the core subjects and ensure children are rigorously assessed. Non-core subjects follow an adapted form of the national curriculum to make time for STEM and outdoor learning. The Norton Hill Primary School is for pupils aged 4-11, and will promote the benefits of all-through education. Pupils will have the choice of two local partner secondary schools (Norton Hill and Somervale).
A key feature of this new school will be that secondary school teachers will teach Languages, Technology and outdoor education in the primary school, while primary teachers will lead transition to Y7 and Y8 in the secondary schools. Further to this, primary pupils will be able to use the specialist facilities of the secondaries and as they move into years 5 and 6, get a feel for what secondary school will be like for them.
Peasedown St John Primary School was built in 1913. It is a large, lively, vibrant school for approximately 600 children aged 2 - 11 years. Our aim is "achieving excellence for ourselves and others" and this vision permeates all that we do.
Children who come to our school receive good teaching and make good progress, but there is much more to it. We provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their musical, sporting and language abilities, as well as many other irresistible learning experiences - all designed to make children enjoy their primary school years in an atmosphere where every child can flourish.
During their time with us children are nurtured as individuals. We work hard to develop in them lifelong learning skills and behaviours, as well as self-respect and respect for others.
Shoscombe C.E. Primary School was founded in 1866 and over the years has been extended and improved to become a unique and attractive building which caters for the needs of the children in the local community. It is situated in picturesque surroundings which offer opportunities for environmental and local studies.
Shoscombe Church School is a small and friendly village school where children are inspired and nurtured to discover their unique potential. Our children shine with self-belief and go into the world with the determination and resilience to follow their dreams.
Our children are polite, happy and excited learners who live and breathe our Christian core values of joy, creativity & wonder, empathy, respect, resilience and aspiration.
At St. John's we recognise and develop the unique gifts and personal qualities of all. Our mission is a simple one: 'A Firm Foundation for Learning and Caring'. We aim to provide an outstanding education which equips our children with the confidence to love learning, as well as the care and respect for others which will ensure their lifelong success.
The school is a happy, stimulating and caring place that allows each child to grow and develop in the knowledge of Christ, the world and themselves. Our Christian values support all of our work, and our committed team of staff and governors make sure that every child feels nurtured, respected and proud to belong to the community of St. John’s. We want every child to enjoy life to the fullest and to fulfil our mission to provide .
We are a happy, inclusive school where everyone is valued. Through learning that is creative, rich and full of opportunities, we aspire to develop a love for learning rooted in Christian values. We encourage children to follow their dreams and have the confidence to be the best they can be.
Our Core Values that we live and breathe every day are: Creativity, Respect, Aspiration, Joy, Kindness, Resilience.
We teach our children that it is important to value who we are as a small school but to also work closely with others in our local, national and international community. Our Christian values and trust in God binds us together.
Children are at the centre of every aspect of our work as we strive to provide a happy and secure environment in which all children, at every stage of their development, can achieve the best of which they are capable. We are recognised as a fully inclusive school which is committed to providing a relevant and high quality education for all children living in the area. The school’s ethos and culture (founded on Christian values) serve to celebrate difference and diversity and create a climate in which everyone knows themselves to be valued for their distinct and individual skills, attributes and resources. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging and to offer new and enriching opportunities to all learners.
We believe that close partnership between teachers, parents and governors is essential if your child is to thrive and achieve.
Trinity Church School is a smaller than average primary school in the town of Radstock, just south of Bath. We are a very welcoming, high achieving and creative school that seeks to provide an inspirational education for children within the local community and beyond.
Rooted in our core Christian values of Trust, Friendship, Courage, Creativity, Compassion and Respect we provide a caring, supportive and secure environment where each child can flourish as an individual and as part of our school family and community. lease click here to find out more about our Vision, ‘Learning Growing Believing Together‘ and our Christian Values.
Our pupils are very happy, feel safe and healthy, and achieve well. Parents appreciate the outstanding care, guidance and exceptional support pupils receive including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It is not just academic standards that are high. Pupil’s personal development is as good as their academic progress. Their good and often outstanding behaviour as well as above-average attendance reflects their desire to learn at school. Trinity Church School is a very welcoming and happy school to be part of.
If you would like to visit us, please contact our friendly office team and we will look forward to welcoming you to Trinity soon.
Welton Primary is a popular semi rural school set in the heart of the beautiful Welton valley providing an education for children from the ages of 2 to 11. We have an incredible site with playgrounds, woodlands, ponds and fields. We are delighted to be part of the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership and work closely with the other primary and secondary schools in the area for the benefit of the children at Welton. Our new nursery opened in September 2022 – contact the school to find out more about the amazing opportunities we provde for children aged 2 to 4. We also provide excellent wrap around care with a popular breakfast club from 7.45am and an after-school club until 6pm each school day.
Westfield’s vision is based on a fundamental belief that ‘Everyone is Valued’. Westfield is a school where learning, teaching, achievement and self-worth are always celebrated and recognised. Our five year vision will enable our school, to identify what will be achieved in the short and long term and how we as a school community will contribute to our joint goals.
We will provide a World Class education system in a supportive environment for all our pupils, built upon success, inclusivity and forward thinking to equip our children for the 21st century.
Our purpose at Beechen Cliff is to develop the compassion, aspiration, balance and resilience of each pupil. When pupils leave us we want them to be at ease with themselves, to have a sense of self-worth, to be able to stand up for their beliefs and to be a valuable member of society.
We are proudly traditional in our approach and offer a strong academic curriculum. Although methods of teaching and expectations of society have changed, the essence of a high quality education remains unchanged. It is these timeless qualities and Beechen Cliff’s sense of tradition that is valued by generations of parents and pupils.
Buckler’s Mead Academy is an excellent, caring, community academy where we all want the very best for every student and we constantly strive to improve. All staff here, whether teaching or non-teaching, work extremely hard to ensure that all students regardless of their background have high expectations and are supported to achieve the very best they can. We recognise young people develop at different rates, have differing hopes and ambitions, and will go onto a range of career paths.
We aim to ensure that young people are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in an academy that places a strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the staff and parents can feel justifiably proud. Visitors regularly comment on the warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and students and within the student body itself, which are immediately apparent and a hallmark of Buckler’s Mead. Young people learn in an environment where creative and engaging lessons are delivered by a dedicated team of staff. Our expectations extend beyond the classroom to include attendance, punctuality, uniform and attitude to learning, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
If you would like to visit this Academy to see what we are so proud of please feel free to contact the office and make an appointment, we would be delighted to meet you!
Critchill School is an establishment which provides education for between 50-60 pupils who are primarily drawn from the Mendip area. All of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan and we have a very wide range of abilities within our pupil population. Each pupil’s needs are carefully and individually evaluated, so that within the context of our well-developed and expanding curriculum, all of our pupils can aspire to reach exceptional standards.
Pupils should enjoy school and have fun while they learn. Our staff are committed to work as a team to provide the opportunity for a specialist education, enabling all children to develop a full range of academic, functional and independent skills. We are ever keen to work with parents, carers, other stakeholders and professionals to ensure continuity of approach.
Hayesfield is a thriving, vibrant state school in which girls feel safe, valued and happy. We have a strong belief in traditional values; we set high standards in our work, conduct and appearance. We also place emphasis on developing the skills and values that will enable our students to become thinking, informed and confident adults who will be able to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
At Hayesfield we consistently strive to make progress and this is reflected in examination results at GCSE and A Level where the already high standards continue to improve. This success is attributed to our focus on the quality of learning and, therefore, our students benefit from being educated by a highly talented, reflective, dedicated and caring team of professionals.
We cater for a wide range of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). This includes Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) from Key Stage 1-5.
We are situated in two modern buildings with fantastic facilities and provide high quality education and exceptional pastoral support to the young people.
The Somerset Studio School is a mainstream state school where classroom based learning and the world of work are integrated. It is designed for 14-19 year olds of all abilities working closely with local employers, Studio Schools offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications including GCSEs in English, maths and Science. This approach ensures students’ learning is rooted in the real world and helps them to develop the skills they need to flourish in life.
Our students gain from a broad range of employability and life skills and have the option to go on to university, further training and employment. Employers are a key aspect of the studio school model, its success and the opportunities on offer to students.
Norton Hill provides the children of the local community, and beyond, with a first class education based around core traditional values. The vision remains one where children achieve more than they ever thought possible in a safe and healthy environment.
A broad and balanced curriculum is offered where high expectations and personal challenge afford outstanding outcomes, both academically and socially.
Our extra-curricular opportunities are equally impressive with outdoor education, music, drama, dance and sports all contributing to the outstanding provision available to all our students.
We are a residential academy for boys, aged 8-19, with 50 students on roll and situated in leafy Wiltshire. We deliver both education and care to a wide range of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
This includes Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). The residential aspect of the school enables students access to an extensive range of extracurricular experiences, stability and the time to build confidence and independence skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Preston School is a highly successful 11-16 Specialist Business and Enterprise Academy in Yeovil, Somerset.
We believe that in order to enable learners to reach their full potential and for their unique talents to be nurtured and developed, there needs to be an on-going partnership and dialogue between home and school that provides the foundation for learning and achievement.
Our objective is to guarantee success for every individual and much of what we do is designed to find the key that unlocks their interests and skills, enabling them to be successful both at Preston School and beyond. Through our embedded Business and Enterprise status, all learners have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting, cultural and enterprise activities.
Recent outcomes achieved at Somervale place the school well above the national average for pupil attainment and achievement in Mathematics. The school’s excellence in Arts education has also been recognised with the award of the prestigious Arts Mark Gold standard
Somervale School has built on its outstanding progress at GCSE over the last three years with another good year of results.
88% of students achieved 5 A*-C passes with those achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths at 52%. Three of Somervale’s highest performing students included; Sam Clark who achieved 12 A*/A grades, Charlotte Hill 9 A*/A’s and Leah Battle 8 A*/A grades. The Maths Department led the way in the core subjects with 69% A*-C and in the option subjects Music was the highest performer with 100% A*-C pass rate. In Science and Information Technology over 90% of students achieved at least one A*-C or its equivalent, a rise of over 25% in Science on the figure in 2012.
We are a Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) Specialist Academy based in Soundwell.
Soundwell Academy is now based in our permanent build on St Stephen's Road, Soundwell. We have a purpose-built building to support pupils with SEMH and SLCN needs. The classrooms are designed to ensure our core values are part of our day-to-day. For more about our core values please click on about us.
St Dunstan’s is a special place to learn. The ethos for learning is very strong. This is generated through a skilled and strong team of staff with students that are engaged, wellbehaved and focused on learning.
St Dunstan’s is a small school and this is a strength. Students and families are well known and the pastoral care is excellent. GCSE classes are often quite small and this supports the students in achieving very strong value added outcomes. In 2015 the value added score was 1013 against a national figure of 1000. This means, across a students’ best 10 GCSE grades, they get 4 grades better than expected when compared to national results.
St Mark’s School promotes self-worth in students to inspire them to live well, achieve their goals and be a force for good both in school and the world beyond. Matthew 5:16 tells us to ‘Let your light shine’ which reminds us to have Aspiration, Resilience and to value the importance of Community. We work hard to be the best version of ourselves.
Our young people are able to quickly establish themselves and develop their true identities in a setting where the staff know every child and value their contributions in the school and wider community. This helps ensure that our students develop a strong sense of belief in themselves and encourages them to be masters of their own destiny.
Our committed team of staff inspire our students through a curriculum that is rigorous, challenging and motivating so that our students find joy in learning, and learn to value the commitment they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
We are a small education learning community on three sites in Bristol, one in Fishponds for KS3 & 4, one in Brentry for KS3 and the other in Rush Hill, Bath for KS3 & 4. Pupils who are referred to our Academy often tell us that much of their experience of school and learning has left them feeling disillusioned and negative about education. This feeling does not last long.
We strive to ensure that the personalised learning journey of all our young people provides academic success and the confidence and skills to break thorough personal barriers. This means our pupils develop a positive attitude to learning which enables them to achieve and grow and succeed.
Supported by a dedicated, skilful and committed staff team our young people successfully move on from St Matthias Academy back into mainstream education, to specialist education or to college. We help and guide our pupils to take the next steps that are right for them.
Students at Midsomer Norton Sixth Form have bucked national trends by achieving the best results ever. They smashed last year’s results achieving an average of AAB per student and an average of a B grade per entry. 86% of students achieved A*-C, 54% achieved A*-B and over a third of students achieved either A* or A grades. All these measures are above the national average.
Students have been ambitious in their applications this year and 35% of students will be going to a Russell Group university. This has been assisted by the Sixth Form’s specialist Russell Group University preparation programme.
Universities attracting Midsomer Norton Sixth Form students include Imperial College, Leeds, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, York, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool and Leicester.
We provide an incredible learning environment for our students, with state-of-the-art resources and exceptional staff in an award-winning campus setting. It's a privilege to see students thrive here. Come and see for yourself.
We have an extensive extra-curricular offer, providing our students with an exciting array of opportunities to develop their own interests. From sports to music, performing arts to expeditions and volunteering, everyone can enrich their lives at Dragonfly Sixth.
Students have places at prestigious universities including Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Cardiff, Manchester, Southampton, Bath and Reading and are studying subjects including Forensic Computing, Biological Sciences, Journalism, Business Geography, History, International Relations, Aerospace Engineering, Nursing, Zoology, Psychology and many others.