Bridgwater College Academy
Somerset, United Kingdom
About Bridgwater College Academy
Bridgwater College Trust is a Multi Academy Trust supporting Bridgwater College Academy, Brymore Academy, Hamp Academy, Otterhampton Primary School and West Somerset College.
Bridgwater College Academy is a non-selective, co-educational, all-through school in the market town of Bridgwater, Somerset. The school was founded in 2012, after the merger of Sedgemoor Manor Junior and Infants schools and Bridgwater Community School. It offers places to children aged 3-16.
The school is operated by Bridgwater College Trust, a multi-academy trust that also runs a number of other schools in the area. Bridgwater College Academy is proud of its increasingly diverse intake of students.
Values and vision
The motto of Bridgwater College Academy is “Dream, Believe, Achieve”, which is intended to reflect the school’s egalitarian and comprehensive ethos. As a school with both primary and secondary divisions, it seeks to ensure that the transfer of students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is smooth. The all-through nature of the school allows the primary and secondary departments to easily share resources and information.
“Pupils show respect for one another and for others. They have a good awareness of the impact their actions can have on others. Working with a specialist teacher, Year 8 pupils were able to develop their understanding of how the words they speak can make others feel. Similarly, in an English lesson in Year 9, pupils came to a sensitive understanding of the damage caused by derogatory language, which they expressed with great empathy.”