Statutory Website Information
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We will develop the personal and social qualities needed to get on
We emphasise traditional values of courtesy and good manners
We are people centred and ambitious and promote teamwork, communication and leadership
We promote contributing to the community and engaging with the wider world
Our Mission Statement
Somervale School is:
a small school, by design, in a modern environment and supportive community where students are prepared to take an active part in a rapidly changing world.
Learning is designed around the needs of each child with the expectation that all make outstanding progress with no limits to their achievement.
Children experience excellence across the curriculum, particularly in the specialist area of English, Music and Media Arts
All children leave school with an understanding of how to learn, think creatively, take risks and handle change.
All children get the chance to participate and take leading roles in all the school has to offer.
Self-esteem and personal growth are nurtured and where children take on responsibility as local and global citizens.
A child’s chances of success are not related to their social economic background, gender or ethnicity.
Teachers use their expertise and knowledge to engage children in their learning and act quickly to adjust their teaching in response to students’learning.
Leadership encourages the will for betterment in all.
The best of both worlds:
Somervale seeks to take the best out of the private school system enabling all children to benefit from high quality education.
An expectation of academic excellence
An enriched curriculum, particularly in arts and sports
A small school ethos, encouraging all students to take the lead and develop personal responsibility
A collective pride and celebration of all the talents
Supported ‘prep’ time for future lessons
Excellence in behavior and pastoral care
Department of Education, Data and OFSTED information
Please click on the links below for the Ofsted Report (Published November 2016) & Press Release:
Somervale School Ofsted Report - Nov 2016
Please click on the following link to access The Department of Education page for Somervale School. Here you will find all the information about the school including our school performance tables . CLICK HERE
Parental Supplementary Documentation:
Please click on the links below:
School Inspections - A Guide to Parents
Covid-19 Information 2020-2021
To view the Covid-19 Catch up Plan, Plan for Disruptions & Remote Education Provisions please click here
Covid-19 School Risk Assessment
To view the Covid-19 school Risk Assessment please click here
Covid-19 Lateral Testing Risk assessment
To view the Covid-19 Lateral testing Risk Assessment please click here
School Improvement Plan
To view the School Improvement Plan please click here
To view the Summer School Plan 2021 please click here
Information about the School Behaviour Policy can be found by clicking here
Information on school admission can also be found on the Local authority website by Clicking Here
Special Educational Needs
The Children and Families Act 2014 became law in September 2014. The Act reforms the way special educational needs is managed in schools. A new Code of Practice provides statutory guidance to schools for the support of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
This new Code of Practice is available to view or download on the Department for Education website. Useful summary documents are also available on a range of websites, outlining the reforms to special educational needs support and how any changes to statutory practice may affect your child.
For more information please view the following useful links:
The latest full draft SEN Code of Practice (January 2015) can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf
Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership SEN Policy
For information of the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership SEN Policy, please click here
A useful summary document can be found at: www.sendgateway.org.uk/resources.special-educational-needs-and-disability-code-of-practice-0-to-25-years.html
NASEN, or the National Association of Special Educational Needs, is a very useful organisation providing guidance to parents and professionals on a wide range of special educational needs issues. There is up to date information on their website about these latest reforms. To find out more about this useful association please link to: http://www.nasen.org.uk/
The local offer is about the help and support the local council offer to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). The local offer for BANES can be found on the Rainbow Resource website. This website provides all of the information about what help and support is available in Bath and North East Somerset.
The SEND Partnership Service (SPS) offers free, confidential, impartial and legally based information to children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and their parents or carers.