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  • Huish Episcopi Academy
    Wincanton Road
    Huish Episcopi
    TA10 9SS
  • Head: Mr Andrew Davis
  • T 01458 250501
  • F 01458 250262
  • E office@huishepisc…
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 1,518; sixth formers: 140
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: September (whole school); November (Sixth Form)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th September 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Teachers, many of whom have their own children at the school, rated highly by parents. One told us, 'The majority of teachers bend over backwards to respond to any concerns from parents and to help the kids achieve their target grades.’ Fantastic reputation for sport and outstanding facilities to match. Huish Leisure Centre is on campus and houses a sports hall, fitness and dance studios, tennis courts, squash courts and a heated pool. The origins of the academy can be traced back to 1675 when the original grammar school foundation was created...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking French - Listening at an English Comprehensive School (QCF Language Qual Child Level 2)
  • Best performance by Boys taking French - Reading at an English Comprehensive School (QCF Language Qual Child Level 2)
  • Best performance by Boys taking French - Speaking at an English Comprehensive School (QCF Language Qual Child Level 2)
  • Best performance by Boys taking French - Writing at an English Comprehensive School (QCF Language Qual Child Level 2)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Andrew Davis BSc PGCPSE NPQH (40s). Originally from the Midlands, Andrew studied applied science at Wolverhampton University, before taking a PGCE at Worcester and becoming a science teacher. Huish is his seventh school. He was previously principal of Dawlish Community College for seven years, during which time it became one of the highest performing schools in Devon. Before that, deputy principal at Exmouth Community College, one of England's largest schools, assistant principal at Plymouth High School for Girls and head of science at Holyrood School in Somerset.

Andrew commutes daily from Devon where he lives with his wife, also a teacher, and their three children. Open and honest, he says he was the stereotypical ‘lazy boy’ in his younger years, but university changed everything; education made him realise how...

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Special Education Needs

Students with Special Educational Needs are initially identified through close liaison with the primary schools. Students’ needs are also identified through the initial screening process of assessment and by teacher referral. The school is also very keen to listen to parents’ concerns and work in partnership with parents. Students identified as having additional needs are fully integrated within the school by use of additional resources, including staffing and facilities, following consultation with staff, parents and the student. All teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of all students with special educational needs (as indicated by the revised Code of Practice). Teachers contribute to the development of learning targets for these students through the setting up, monitoring and review of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for all students at School Action, School Action Plus and with Statements. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (known as SENCO) will also liaise with outside agencies for the benefit of students identified as having special educational needs. A sensitive approach, which instils confidence, motivation, pride and success in all students, is a fundamental philosophy of the learning support department. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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