Court Fields School

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Court Fields School
Court Fields Community School logo.png
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Motto Achieve, Belong, Participate
Type Academy
Headteacher Rachael Bennett
Location Mantle Street
TA21 8SW
50°58′37″N 3°14′10″W / 50.9769°N 3.236°W / 50.9769; -3.236Coordinates: 50°58′37″N 3°14′10″W / 50.9769°N 3.236°W / 50.9769; -3.236
DfE URN 140416 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 724 pupils
Gender Coeducation
Ages 11–16

Court Fields School is located in Wellington, Somerset, England. The school teaches 724 pupils from 11 to 16, and does not contain a sixth form.[1][2]

Since 2005, major developments have occurred. A new block was built for the teaching of Humanities and a sports complex has been constructed in place of the old tennis courts.

The Head Teacher between 2001 and 2013 was Elaine Faull. She followed Maurice Hicks, who left the school in 2001 and is now the head of Holyrood Academy in Chard.

In January 2013, the school was placed into special measures by Ofsted,[3] following an inspection in November 2012 that rated the school as inadequate on a four point scale of outstanding, good, satisfactory and inadequate. In 2016 it was rated as requiring improvement.[4]

The school became a Sponsored Academy from January 2014 in partnership with the Castle School, Taunton.[5] The Head of Castle School, Sarah Watson is the Executive Head of both schools and Deputy Head, Rachel Bennett was the temporary Head of School from September 2013.

As of June 2014, Rachael Bennett has been appointed as the Headteacher of Court Fields School.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics a former pupil Edward Ling won a Bronze medal in Trap shooting.[6] Another former pupil Tom Nichols is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bristol Rovers in League One.[7]


  1. ^ "Court Fields Community School". Department for Education. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Court Fields School". Ofsted. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Marsh, Michael (16 January 2013). "Court Fields Community School in Wellington rated 'inadequate' by OFSTED". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Court Fields School Inspectiuon 2016" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Marsh, Michael (14 August 2013). "Exciting era for new academy at Court Fields School in Wellington". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Somerset shooter Ed Ling, from Wellington, wins a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio". Somerset County Gazette. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rovers Sign Striker Tom Nichols". Retrieved 2017-07-17. 

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