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Taking over Stanchester in 2013 I promised we would be a top-performing school within 3 years, and we have delivered through an uncompromising focus on high standards and aspiration: behaviour; attitudes; learning. Every parent and every child deserves their school to be aiming for the top.

The recent Department of Education data shows Stanchester performing well above UK school averages including in Maths and English, and we are amongst the higher percentiles of schools nationally now.

Attendance has once again exceeded national averages, and we are consistently in the top schools across Somerset for this critical measure.

Our parents, including those recently enquiring about their child joining Stanchester, often cite our academic success and enhanced local profile as key success factors and our journey is attracting the attention of influential school improvement bodies such as Ofsted, who recently recognised us in their annual South West report.

Moving forward, we will be concentrating on high quality, personalised learning and specialised projects, including able students. Our teacher training events attract colleagues from diverse schools and are frequently over-subscribed. These events, such as the ‘ResearchEd South West Network Day’ which is taking place on 27 February and the ‘Teachmeet’ event which is taking place on 17 March are establishing us as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning”

Mr Jason Beardmore, Principal

Key Dates


Monday 4 January INSET Day
Tuesday 5 January 1st Day of Term
Thursday 14 January Year 9 Parents Evening
Dictionary Day
Thursday 21 January Citizenship Day
Monday 25 – Friday 29 January Year 11 Mock Exams
Thursday 4 February Year 11 Art Trip to Tate Gallery
Friday 5 February Year 11 Science Controlled Assessment
Monday 8 February Year 11 Science Controlled Assessment
Tuesday 9 February Safer Internet Day
Thursday 11 February Year 11 Parents Evening

Year 11 Results Assembly
Friday 12 February INSET Day
15 – 19 February HALF TERM

Upcoming Events

Drugs, Alcohol and Self Harm Awareness Evening click here for further details


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