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  • Uffculme School
    Chapel Hill
    EX15 3AG
  • Head: Mrs Lorraine Heath
  • T 01884 840458
  • F 01884 841570
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 1,020
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th February 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Below the art studios, there’s the Art Café. This is year 11’s own dedicated space, designed by and run by them. It is far better than most sixth form areas we’ve seen.

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2010.

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Head teacher

Since 2007, Lorraine Heath, living in Taunton, grew up in Yeovil and studied at Exeter University. Never straying far, she taught English at several schools in Somerset before working as an English advisor for the local authority for a year. After five years as deputy head at Ladymead (now Taunton Academy), she joined Uffculme. Already a very good school, she was determined to make it better.

Lorraine met her husband, also originally a teacher, at Exeter University. He now runs his own business. Her eldest is at university studying philosophy and her youngest is still at school. Any hobbies, we asked? Her friends would say ‘shopping and champagne,’ she laughed, but in reality it’s the gym and time with her family. Definitely ‘doesn’t do camping’. When invited on a...

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