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  • Sexey's School
    Cole Road
    BA10 0DF
  • Head: Helen Cullen
  • T 01749 813393
  • F 01749 812870
  • E [email protected]
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 606; sixth formers: 120
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Boarding £10,695 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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2018, Helen Cullen, previously vice principal at Preston School in Yeovil. Educated at Leweston School with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science with Human Biology and a PGCE from Exeter, Ms Cullen started her career teaching PE, and has worked entirely in the south west.

Academic matters

Results are consistently good, though slightly down in 2018. At GCSE, 70 per cent got 9-4 in both maths and English, with 24 per cent of grades 9-7 and at A level, 34 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 at GCSE, with around 38 per cent doing triple science.

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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