Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

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Churchill Academy & Sixth Form
Churchill Community School.JPG
Motto Aiming for Excellence
Established 1956
Type Academy
Headteacher Chris Hildrew
Location Churchill Green
North Somerset
Coordinates: 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
Publication The Churchill/The Spotlight

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). He brought the school to its success and played a huge role in getting the school rated 'Outstanding' in its recent 2015 Ofsted Report.

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).

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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.[2]


The school made headlines in January 2015 after a boy who had his head shaved for charity was placed in isolation for three days for sporting an "extreme" haircut. Isolation for him meant being kept in a room for 6 hours, three weeks with no contact with other students in school.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Churchill Academy" (PDF). Oftsed. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Previous winners". Gabblers Club. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Teenager isolated over cancer charity haircut". BBC News. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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