Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
|Motto||Aiming for Excellence|
|DfE URN||137000 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||1,474 as of 2015|
|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, is organised by house system, with the houses named after royal dynasties of Britain: Stuart (green), Hanover (gold), Tudor (red) and Windsor (blue).
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.