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  • Wellsway School
    Chandag Road
    Keynsham
    Bristol
    BS31 1PH
  • Head: Matthew Woodville
  • T 01179 864751
  • F 01179 161039
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wellswayschool.com
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
  • Pupils: 1,300; sixth formers: 275
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th June 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th February 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Sport is a strength of the school, which is lucky enough to have plenty of space for pitches, tennis courts, an Astro and a sports centre which it shares with the public. School lays on an impressive range of academic options by milking its links with the rest of the academy trust it helped to found. The school has its own social, emotional and mental health manager, plus voluntary counsellors, and we picked up good reports of, for example, the befriending of lone students. Possibly not such a glowing picture for...

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Principal

Since 2016, Matthew Woodville (40s). Previously principal at Oldfield School in Bath. Originally a lawyer, Mr Woodville has swiftly climbed the management ladder at a number of local schools of greater and lesser reputation since moving into teaching.

Since his arrival at Wellsway, he has been the driver of change and upper of standards, something which has not always gone down well with students, parents or staff and which was picked up by Ofsted in 2019. He was quick to concede not only that more explanation should have been given, but also that the dissatisfaction itself could have been better handled. Parents do not tend to have much to do with him, but appreciate his visibility at school events and his litter-picking efforts in the playground, if not his sending home...

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Further reading

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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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