West Somerset College

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West Somerset College
West Somerset Community College.jpg
Motto Education for the future
Type Academy
Principal Zoe Stucki
Location Bircham Road
Alcombe, Minehead
TA24 6AY
Coordinates: 51°11′47″N 3°27′44″W / 51.1964°N 3.4621°W / 51.1964; -3.4621
DfE URN 136791 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Capacity 1,509
Students 1,111
Gender Mixed
Ages 13–19
Website www.westsomersetcollege.org

West Somerset College (is sometimes abbreviated to WSC and was previously known as West Somerset Community College prior to the college re-brand in September 2013[1]) is a fairly large secondary school in Minehead, Somerset, England. It provides education for pupils aged 13 to 16 (school years 9–11) in the main school and 16 to 18 (school years 12–13) in the sixth form (West Somerset uses a three-tier school system). WSC has had Technology College status for several years, meaning the college receives additional funding. In June 2011, the school became an Academy. The school has a partnership with a secondary school (Gymnasium) in Bünde, Germany.

Catchment Area[edit]

West Somerset College is the only secondary school serving the district of West Somerset.[2] The 660km2 catchment area includes two thirds of the Exmoor National Park and part of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the coastal towns of Minehead and Watchet.

The feeder schools for West Somerset College are:[3]

  • Minehead Middle School
  • Danesfield C of E Middle School
  • Dulverton Middle and Community School
The West Somerset Catchment Area [4]


The school is housed in a number of buildings of various ages. There are separate buildings for the Sixth Form block, common room for Sixth Form pupils, Skills and Enterprise Centre which was opened in 2008 and a large Farm Unit where pupils are taught agricultural skills. The Skills and Enterprise building allows pupils to study subjects like, Hair and Beauty, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Animal Care, Construction etc.

All classrooms have digital projectors and some classrooms have interactive whiteboards with laptops and/or PCs available for use by pupils.


  1. ^ Green, Hannah (29 May 2013). "Focus on: West Somerset Community College". Retrieved 6 Dec 2015 – via Somerset County Gazette. 
  2. ^ Quantick, Steve (2 Dec 2014). "Assistant-Principal-Background-Info-December-2014.pdf" (PDF). West Somerset College. Retrieved 6 Dec 2015. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Schools and Catchment Areas". School Catchment Map. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 6 Dec 2015. 
  4. ^ "Somerset Schools & Catchment Areas". www.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 

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