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  • Sexey's School
    Cole Road
    BA10 0DF
  • Head: Mr Latif
  • T 01749 813393
  • F 01749 812870
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 556; 224 boarders.; sixth formers: 163
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Boarding £9,975 pa. Day free.
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th January 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 23rd January 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The mother of a year 7 boarder told us that she likes being able to drop her son off on Monday morning and pick him up on Friday afternoon. ‘I feel we get the best of both worlds,’ she said. ‘There is no Saturday school so we get a proper family weekend.' Demand for day places is intense. Day admissions are handled by Somerset County Council but there’s virtually no chance of a day place in years 7 to 10 unless you live within…

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What the school says...

Sexeys seeks to remain one of the leading state boarding schools in terms of size and provision, and we will continue to regard ourselves as a specialist boarding school, maintaining the highest level of provision and care for our boarders at all times.

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Head master

Since 2013, Irfan Latif BSc (40s). Educated at Emanuel School – as a sixth former he helped to rescue injured people from the 1988 Clapham rail disaster. Read chemistry at King’s College London, followed by a PGCE. First teaching post was at Kidbrooke School in Greenwich (where Jamie’s School Dinners began). Taught at several independent schools, including Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’, Whitgift and St Benedict’s in Ealing, where he was head of chemistry and director of science. He was previously deputy head (academic) at Bedford School and says Bedford’s then head John Moule (now warden of Radley) was a huge inspiration to him.

Describes his appointment to run Sexey’s as ‘serendipity.' With boarding fees at independent schools on an upward trajectory, he feels that state boarding is the future. ‘We...

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