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  • Sexey's School
    Cole Road
    BA10 0DF
  • Head: Mrs Gill Kelly
  • 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: 593; 190 boarders; sixth formers: 141
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Boarding £10,125 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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Interim Headteacher

Since October 2017, Gill Kelly, an experienced interim and consultant leader of secondary schools, most recently as interim executive principal at the Wellspring Academies Trust in Lincolnshire. She has also been principal of City Academy in Bristol for four years. She is also currently a leadership coach for Women in Leadership. She is author of Where will I do my Pineapples?, a book about building a whole new school based on her experiences.

Academic matters

Results are consistently good. At GCSE, 81 per cent got 4-9 in both maths and English, with 25 per cent of grades A*/A in 2017, and at A level, 41 per cent A*/A grades, 66 per cent A*-B. The DfE recently named Sexey’s as the best performing state school in Somerset and Dorset for GCSE. Most pupils take 10 subjects...

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