I am delighted to welcome you to Somervale School and give you a flavour of the fantastic culture and ethos that makes this such an exceptional place to learn and work. Students, staff, and parents are rightly incredibly proud of our school.
Somervale School is a very popular, high achieving, 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school situated in Midsomer Norton on the outskirts of Bath and on the edge of Somerset. The school occupies a large attractively landscaped site with an excellent range of specialist accommodation and facilities.
We are an extremely successful medium sized school and that makes us unique in the local area. We have all the benefits of any other school with the added bonus of an attention to detail that you simply cannot achieve in a larger school.
We place our students at the heart of everything that we do. We believe in working hard, being kind and enjoying learning.
I had the privilege of being appointed as Headteacher in September 2016. Previously I was a very experienced senior leader in a number of other schools within the South West.
On joining the school it was immediately apparent what a fantastic and vibrant learning community it was. The students and staff are wonderful ambassadors for what is great about education and lifelong learning. Staff are committed and passionate about their subjects and students are engaging and positive.
I am fiercely ambitious for the school and all the young people that we serve in our local community. I am passionate in my drive to take the school on to the next part of its journey. Our priorities are simply these: maintaining excellent examination outcomes, insisting on excellent behaviour, delivering excellent teaching and learning opportunities and providing the widest possible range of high quality extra-curricular and enrichment experiences.
It is always my privilege to welcome new students onto this exciting learning journey together and I look forward to welcoming you into our school soon.
Ms Joanna Postlethwaite