Established in 1876, Wedmore First School Academy is located in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled Somerset village, surrounded by orchards and farmland, and alongside the local playing fields and tennis courts. We play an integral role in the life of Wedmore village, which enjoys a particularly strong and vibrant sense of community. Our staff and pupils participate in numerous local events and regularly attend services at St. Mary's Church. Although not affliliated to a particular religious body, religious education at the school is Christian-based and non-denominational.
"At Wedmore First School Academy we are committed to working together, valuing each child as a whole and developing our children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning through an exciting and innovative curriculum. We strive to encourage every pupil to develop their confidence and potential. Our wish is to provide children with a firm foundation in preparation for life's challenges and to take away happy memories of their early years with us "
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We hope the winter will not be too unkind but in view of the problems we have experienced in the past, the following points might form useful guidance in the event of extreme weather conditions.
If bad weather conditions arise please contact the parents in the attached policy who have agreed to act as emergency information officers and will be, wherever possible, given current information regarding school closures.
Please DO NOT ring the school as we will need to keep the school telephone line free to pursue arising problems.
We are sure that you are aware that statements are broadcast about all school closures by local radio so stay tuned.
Heart 102.6 FM, (Taunton)
BBC Somerset 95.5 FM, 1566AM/MW
and online at bbc.co.uk/somerset
However, as a rule you should always assume that the school WILL BE OPEN.
The most important concern is the safety and wellbeing of our children at all times.
A link to our Adverse Weather Policy can be found here
Yesterday, Mr Howard Darkin, from the Mendip Rotary Club introduced this year’s Cheddar Valley writing competition to KS2 in assembly. The theme is ‘Tomorrow’. The written entry can be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme. Poems can be as many or as few words as your child wishes whilst stories should be approximately 500 words or one side of A4 paper. Entries should be either typed or neatly handwritten.
If your child would still like to participate (and indeed, we hope they do), they must return their entry to school by Wednesday 1st February. This deadline will allow time for to Mrs Ham to collect the entries together and submit them to the local Rotary Club by 8th February. Full details are available on our school website. It is essential that you print out the consent form which requires your child’s date of birth and your signature on it; copies of this are available from the school office if necessary.
This is the fourth year that this writing competition has been run. In the first year, one of our pupils, Thomas Manning wrote the winning entry for our age group. We would be thrilled to submit a winning entry once again so please do encourage your child to have a go! If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Ham or any of the KS2 class teachers.
We look forward to reading their entries once their creative minds have been busy!
The KS2 team
If you are interested in the outcomes from the survey conducted at the end of the summer term, please click on the link below where there is a summary document giving an overview of the outcomes. Thank you to all of you who took the time and trouble to complete and return the forms; it is much appreciated. Thank you for the many positive comments that we received and also for the feedback and suggestions regarding how we can further improve our lovely school.
Salary: £14,615 Pro rata
Hours of Work: 5 days (12 noon to 1.45 pm). Term time only. Job share possible.
Contractual status: Permanent
We are looking for lunchtime supervisor/play leader to join our happy and dedicated team of
The successful applicants should be reliable, friendly, flexible and have a good sense of
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and further details can be given by phoning the school office.
Contact details: Telephone: 01934 712643
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children and
expects all staff to share this commitment. Any formal offer will be subject to completion of a