Minehead First School

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Townsend Road
Minehead
TA24 5RG
01643702938
Pupils
284
Ages
2 - 9
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/4/19)
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In April 2016, the school converted to academy status and is now part of the West Somerset Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust. The trust is governed by a board of trustees who have overall responsibility for the work of the trust. The trust works in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Trustees delegate powers and functions such as educational standards, finance and health and safety to committees, including a local governing body. The governing body is responsible for supporting and challenging school leaders and for holding leaders to account for educational standards. The work of the local governing body is overseen by the CEO of the trust. Minehead First School works in partnership with six other schools in the trust. The headteacher of the nearby Minehead Middle School, also part of West Somerset Academies Trust, became the headteacher of Minehead First School in April 2019. This headteacher is now executive headteacher across both Minehead Middle and First Inspection report: Minehead First School, 25–26 April 2019 Page 8 of 11 schools. In September 2018, the nursery on the school site became part of Minehead First School. It caters for two- and three-year-old children. The trust has identified that the school requires additional support and provides this through the collaboration with other schools in the trust as well as extra support from the CEO. In addition, the school receives external support to improve the quality of the teaching of phonics and writing and the leadership of provision for pupils with SEND.

Minehead First School Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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