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.
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’.
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 acquire academy staus 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.
We are delighted now to be at the stage of planning for the opening of the new Norton Hill Primary School. The school has been approved by the Department for Education and we have already identified a site near to Norton Hill School which will be suitable for the new school.
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.
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.
Norton Hill witnessed another set of stunning results in 2017. Progress was again exceptional, with a P8 score of above +0.5 placing it in the top 5% of schools nationally. Our disadvantaged students and those with a special educational need fared particularly well, achieving progress scores exceeding those of the rest of the cohort.
These fantastic outcomes were mirrored in the Sixth Form where the A*-B headline measure improved significantly to 66% and an average grade of a B was achieved.
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 10GCSE 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.