Set in a delightful rural location, our school benefits from a fantastic range of facilities including our own outdoor swimming pool and Forest School.
Weare School has been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in every inspection and report since 2007 (2007 Ofsted inspection, 2011 Ofsted Report, 2013 and 2018 Diocese statutory inspection). Our results in Literacy and Numeracy are consistently well above the National Average.
Ofsted commented, “children at this school not only do outstandingly well at their work, but also develop their personal and social self-confidence, often quite dramatically.” In Ofsted’s Parent View survey, 100% of parents would recommend Weare Academy Church of England First School to another parent.
A Church of England School
As a Church of England School, we recognise and embrace our historic Christian foundation. In January 2013 and then in 2018, the National Society judged that, “The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Weare Academy Church of England First School, as a Church of England school are ‘Outstanding’…There is a strong commitment to the development of the whole child, within the context and environment of an extremely supportive school community.”
The History of our School
In 1895, Weare School, was built upon its present site. The school was funded mainly by the largesse of the Luttrell family and other local noteworthies. In present years, the school buildings have been renovated and extended to accommodate over 150 pupils in five classes from reception to year 4. More recently, in 2016, the school incorporated a pre-school facility, for 2-9 year old’s within the site; ‘Rainbow Woods Pre-school’
On 1st April 2011, the school’s excellence was recognised by the coalition government and it became the first Primary School in Somerset, and the first ‘First School’ in the country to be awarded academy status.On September 1st 2016, the school became a partner in the multi-academy Wessex Learning Trust.
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