BBC School Report: Pink Class gets involved

In order to help them prepare for their Entry Level English Media unit, Pink Class have been making the news for real as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on News Day (15 March 2018), so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.

Supply Staff Required!!

The Mendip School are actively seeking teaching and teaching assistant supply staff for our rapidly expanding school.

If you are interested in being put on our supply list please email the school office address with details of your experience. A meeting will then be arranged with the Head of School, Natalie Hanna. We are ideally looking for people who are flexible and able to cover  from 8.40am to 3.15pm and who preferably could come in to cover sickness if called from 8am. It would be very useful when a time is arranged to meet the Head of School if the appropriate application pack (below) is completed and brought with you along with the DBS evidence described as this would speed up the turn around time for clearing a person to join our supply list considerably.  If you are willing to do cover for both Teacher and TA please indicate this on your form.

Please note, we cannot guarantee a set amount of cover per week, although in general those on the supply list have been utilised on a regular basis.  We require the minimum qualifications of 3 GCSE’s of A-C grades, 2 of which are English or Maths for supply applications. If you do not have these qualifications, we will be unable to process your request.


Application Packs:

Supply Teacher Application Pack

Supply Teaching Assistant Application Pack

Vacancies across the Partnership Trust can be found here.




We are delighted to announce that we now have a member of staff trained in the Thrive approach and using it daily with pupils.  Congratulations Serena on all your hard work!


Developing Sporty Students

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There has been a lot going on since James C started with us in September and he has been working extremely hard to develop a number of areas in the school.  We have recently been awarded the silver quality mark by the Youth Sport Trust as well as being given our Duke of Edinburgh plaque.  Well done James and the team for all your hard work!

Dof E

Last week saw the first Duke of Edinburgh expedition and today we hosted Fosse Way school in our first Boccia tournament.  It was a very close victory to The Mendip School; 33 points to 31.  Well done to everyone involved but a special thanks to Martin for heading up the event.

New Build Updates

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have all had a good summer and are as excited as we are for school to be starting on Monday.  After a long wait information will start to flow in over the weekend so if we are able to we will keep you updated on Facebook.

If you are expecting transport to the new site and haven’t heard anything yet then please contact the local authority to check you have been provisioned a route.

Have a lovely weekend,

See you Monday!

3NH Visit to Site

Last week 3NH were lucky enough to get to visit the site.  We were treated like royalty!  The team at Sir Robert McAlpine were brilliant, kitting us out in boots, hats, gloves and high visibility jackets.  We loved seeing the new school but can’t believe how big it is!

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Thanks for having us SRM.


Free School Celebration

David Gregory No 10

David Gregory, the CEO of Fosse Way Trust was invited by the Prime Minister to 10 Downing Street to celebrate the success of opening a Free School. The reception was held on Wednesday 2nd September. David said ‘it was good to meet with other colleagues and celebrate what is a considerable achievement for all involved in opening The Mendip School’

Our first Induction day!

The Mendip School welcomed its September 2015 starters for their induction morning. We did a variety of activities including; making fruit smoothies, cooking vegetable kebabs in The Reindeer Lodge, playing with water, on the slide and in the sandpit in the outdoor area and making transition books on the iPad and meeting our new teachers and classmates. It was a great morning. The staff are all really looking forward to September.

Great News for the Mendip School

Readiness to Open Meeting- ROM

On the 11th June The Mendip School had its Readiness to Open Meeting. This took place at the Department of Education in London. The meeting was to determine if The Mendip School would be ready to open in September 2015, based on a number of different areas such as teaching, curriculum, governance and leadership. The information provided to the DfE and the outcomes of the meeting are judged according to a traffic light system, red, amber and green. The Mendip School received all green and amber meaning the School is ready to open!

Pre-Opening Ofsted

On the 12th of June The Mendip School had its Pre-Opening Ofsted. During this inspection Ofsted make a judgement based on;

  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils,
  • Welfare, health and safety of pupils
  • Suitability of staff, supply staff, and proprietors
  • Premises of and accommodation of schools
  • Provision of information
  • Manner in which complaints are handled

The Mendip School has achieved in all sections with a recommendation that the School ‘is likely to meet all’

The governors and staff are all really pleased at achieving success with both The ROM and the Ofsted.

Emily Massey