Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

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Churchill Academy & Sixth Form
Churchill Academy & Sixth Form
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Motto Care, Inspire, Challenge, Achieve
Established 1956
Type Academy
Headteacher Chris Hildrew
Location Churchill Green
Churchill
North Somerset
England
51°20′13″N 2°48′43″W / 51.3369°N 2.8119°W / 51.3369; -2.8119Coordinates: 51°20′13″N 2°48′43″W / 51.3369°N 2.8119°W / 51.3369; -2.8119
DfE URN 137000 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,474 as of 2015[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website www.churchill-academy.org
Exterior shot of Churchill Academy & Sixth Form
Churchill Academy & Sixth Form

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form, previously known as Churchill Community Foundation School and Sixth Form Centre, is an academy situated in the village of Churchill, North Somerset, England, surrounded by countryside and overlooked by the Mendip Hills. It educates students from ages 11 to 18 and offers General Certificate of Secondary Education, A-levels and BTEC courses. In 2002 the school was granted specialist Arts College status. In August 2012, the school became an academy.

The current headteacher is Chris Hildrew and has been since the beginning of 2016; Dr Barry Wratten retired in 2015 after being at the helm for 13 years (since 2002). The school was rated 'Outstanding' in its recent 2015 Ofsted Report.[2]

The school, which had 1,474 students as of 2015,[1] is organised by house system, with the houses named after royal dynasties of Britain: Stuart (green), Hanover (gold), Tudor (red) and Windsor (blue).

Churchill celebrated its diamond jubilee in 2017.[3] A new Computing and Business Studies block, named the Alan Turing Building, was built in 2017. Funding was also received in 2017 to build a new Science and Technology block[4] to replace the original 1956 building known as "Tudor Block."

Notable alumni[edit]

Stefanie Martini - actress

Ruby Harrold - Olympic Gymnast

Gemma Nash - TV Presenter

Other activities[edit]

Since 1995 the school has been a member of the Gabblers Club, the Bristol-based debating organisation. The school has won its annual competition four times, the most recent being 2015.[5]

In 2017 George Rabin and Ed Thurlow, students at Churchill Academy, were named GSK Young Scientists of the Year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Churchill Academy" (PDF). Oftsed. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  3. ^ website, Churchill Academy & Sixth Form. "Churchill Academy & Sixth Form - Churchill at 60". www.churchill-academy.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  4. ^ Frost, Sam. "New mulit-million-pound science block to be built at Churchill Academy". North Somerset Times. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Previous winners". Gabblers Club. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "GSK UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year Announced | The Big Bang Fair 2017". www.thebigbangfair.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 

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