Whitstone School

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Whitstone School
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Motto inspiring futures
Type Academy
Headteacher Gillian Rennard
Location Shepton Mallet
Coordinates: 51°11′18″N 2°32′31″W / 51.1884°N 2.5420°W / 51.1884; -2.5420
DfE URN 137192 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 602[1]
Ages 11–16
Website www.whitstone.somerset.sch.uk

Whitstone School is a specialist school located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, and educates students aged between 11 and 16. The school has been a specialist Technology College since 2000; the school's headteacher is Gillian Rennard.[2] In August 2011, the school became an academy, and in 2012 the school roll was 602 students.

Academic performance[edit]

Since 2009, the school's GCSE performance has been below the average of other schools in Somerset,[3] however during its first full year as an Academy, performance increased from 44% to 56% of students achieving five or more A* to C GCSE grades including English and mathematics.[3] In 2013, it was assessed by Ofsted as "good" on a four-point scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate.[4]


  • The school's cricket ground is also used by Shepton Mallet Cricket Club.[5]


  1. ^ "Whitstone". EduBase. Department for Education. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "123872_359536.pdf" (PDF). Ofsted. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "School details". Department for Education. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Inspection Report: Whitstone School". Ofsted. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Shepton Mallet Cricket Club application for funding" (Microsoft Word). 10 May 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2007. 

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