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.
Coming Together in God's Love: to Learn, to Work, to Love and to Grow
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.
Mr Daniel Turull is the Headteacher, working alongside a very strong and committed team of teachers and support staff.
Please contact Mrs Michelle Hazard in the school office if you have any queries or questions. The school's telephone number is 01761 452419 and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hemington Primary School is now part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership.
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.
We are a leading Forest School and are committed to outdoor learning. In addition to every child benefiting from a weekly dedicated Forest session which is exploited for cross-curricular opportunities, Forest School is also a means of providing small-group nurture support. I greatly believe that Forest School activities are a great benefit to pupils both academically and socially, helping them to grow into confident, well - rounded individuals who aspire to achieving their very best in life. I believe every child has a gift or talent, whether it is academic, sporting, artistic or vocational. In our role as educators we aim to equip pupils with the skills and confidence to achieve their best in life.
We have established ourselves as a hub for promoting learning outside. As a school we are supporting other local schools to become outdoor learners and are facilitating the training for other educational providers to become specialists in this field. Over the next year we are promoting learning everywhere, with a focus on the outdoors, learning around heritage and culture and in the local community.
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.
Full approval of a reserved matters planning application has now been granted for the new Norton Hill Primary School to be built on land in Midsomer Norton adjacent to the rugby club. The site on Silver Street approved by B&NES local authority occupies land within easy walking distance of Norton Hill secondary school. The scheme approved includes measures both to widen Silver Street to ensure road safety, and to provide safe footpaths and cycleways from Norton Hill Secondary School and Charlton Park using land provided by the secondary school. The team planning the new school is delighted with the news. The new school’s Chair of Governors, Sharon Wiseman said “this is the end of three years of hard work needed to make sure the town has enough primary school places to accommodate the population growth brought by new housing in the area. The school will be a fantastic new option for local parents. We can now appoint a Head Teacher and recruit the key personnel we need”.
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: 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.
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 wish every child to enjoy life to the fullest and to fulfil our mission to provide “A Foundation for Learning and Caring”.
The school is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school.
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.
Trinity Church School works together with everyone involved in order to decide how the school will best meet the needs and interests of the children who attend it. We believe in placing the school at the heart of our community which we serve.
The aim and ethos within the school will be for all children to aim high, reach for the sky and reach their true potential.
Fulfilling potential, achieving success – Aim High!
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 four to eleven from 8.55am until 3.15pm Monday-Friday. We are delighted to be part of the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership and work closely with the other primary and secondary schools in the trust for the benefit of the children at Welton.
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.
Mendip 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.