Welcome to The Mendip School, part of The Partnership Trust.

We are committed to and passionate about the learning and progress of our pupils. Staff and governors have high aspirations for our children and we aim to provide a high quality, relevant and balanced education for all. There is a happy and positive atmosphere in which children can fulfil their potential and grow in self-confidence with respect for the people and environment around them. Our aim is for our young people to be successful, happy and prepared for their lives beyond school.

Parent Forum – Next week’s forum (14.03.19) has been cancelled. We hope to continue the following week.

updates

10th May 2019

On Thursday 9th May 2019, we had Robert Mitchell visit the school. Robert is a professional high jumper from Wells, who has competed at the commonwealth games.

Robert was here to help promote healthy living to the pupils and to encourage the pupils to participate in sports. As part of this the pupils participated in a sponsored circuit session with Robert which raise a fantastic £472.5 which was split and the school receiving 60% of this. The pupils had a great time completing the circuit session and enjoyed the question and answer session with Robert later in the morning.

 

1st April 2019

 

Here is the link to BBC Click – where our pupils demonstrated using VR to support them in their work experience!

 

 

11th February 2019  

On Monday 11th March, Shiroma Silva from the BBC came to work with pupils, staff and governors at The Mendip School.  Ms Silva works on the BBC’s ‘Click‘ program, which looks at new developments in technology.  She wanted to find out how we are using virtual reality to support our pupils with overcoming anxiety and preparation for adulthood.

Our pupils showed Ms Silva the cafe training simulation they had been working with to prepare them for working in the cafe as part of work experience, and also talked about how virtual reality has helped them gain confidence in their abilities.  Ms Silva also spoke to Iian and Dr Nigel Newbutt (one of our new school governors who works at the University of West England) about how virtual reality is supporting the children of our school and how we plan to use it in the future.

 


8th March 2019

A parent gave us some wonderful feedback. We feel proud oif the work we do at The Mendip School and we LOVE hearing what you think too.

Just wanted to say how helpful and informative I found your talk yesterday and look forward to putting into action your advice to help my family. It was lovely to meet you are hear about your family and your personal experiences. It was really refreshing that someone giving a talk actually understands it from a parents point of view and is in the same boat. It was also lovely to meet some great parents as my child gets transport I don’t get to meet many. We are extremely lucky we have got my child into such an amazing school full to people that are passionate about each one of them and want them to be the best person than can be rather than just write them off.

6th February 2019

Booking form for Easter play scheme can be downloaded here.

 

4th February 2019

 

Job application for catering assistant now open.  Please read the Cafe assistant advert by clicking on the link.

 

3rd February 2019

 

The school will be open as normal tomorrow, Monday 4th February. The sites main paths have been cleared. Main roads leading to the school are clear but some side roads including Edmund Rack Road may still be icy and have snow covered areas. Please take extra care on your journey in. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

1st February 2019

 

The school will be closed today, Friday 1st February. This is because of the severe weather overnight making it unsafe to transport pupils and staff to school. We hope you wrap up warm and enjoy the snow.

Many thanks
The Mendip School

 

28th January 2019

 

 

7th January 2019

 

Happy new year everyone! We would like to thank the Rood Ashton shoot syndicate for raising money towards our pupils heading off to the wettest classroom later this year.  Your contribution was amazing, and greatly received!

 

13th December 2018

The Mendip School will be live on BBC Radio Somerset tomorrow from 7:30am talking about our virtual reality projects and fundraising.

Please tune in, Jake will be talking live on radio!!

 

13th December 2018

A massive thank you to Mole Valley Farmers who have provided us with a Christmas Tree this year!!

 

9th December 2018

Free cricket sessions across the county!!

 

28th November 2018

 

The Mendip School is now recognised as a disability confident employer.

Through Disability Confident, we are supporting disabled people and those with long term health conditions, ensuring they have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

 

 

25th November 2018

 

We are now crowdfunding to help our KS4 and Sixth Form pupils take part in The Wettest Classroom.  Read all about it and support our pupils by clicking here!!

The Wettest Classroom project will be an inspirational journey on two sailing ships around the coast of Great Britain. The voyage takes place in July 2019 and the students will work as a part of a team to sail the ship, living and working on board for seven days and nights. This will be the experience of a lifetime and our students need your support to make it happen.

 

The students wrote a letter of application detailing why they should be selected for the journey. The applications were accepted and so they were invited to attend an assessment in Snowdonia. They participated in swimming, kayaking, orienteering, camping and paddle-boarding activities alongside other students from across the country. Pupils displayed a number of different skills across the week such as resilience, teamwork, social skills, determination and following instructions. They were then selected to join the final crew for a leg of the journey around Great Britain.

We believe that all our students are special and deserve a chance to be challenged and achieve more than anyone, including themselves thought possible.

 

 

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