Selwood Academy

Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 9 - 13 years

About Selwood Academy

Selwood Academy is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England and Methodist middle deemed secondary school situated in the town of Frome, eastern Somerset. It is an academy converter supported by a single-academy trust called Selwood Academy and under the Diocese of Bath and Wells. A larger than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 704 places for students between the ages of 9-13 when fully subscribed.

Selwood converted to academy status in December 2011.


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Values and Vision

With its central belief “each child is my child”, Selwood Academy is a school with the aim of making every day learning an exciting and enriching experience for its learners. It is a diverse and welcoming environment that thrives off its sense of mutual respect, and places itself at the heart of the community of Frome. It focuses on delivering the highest possible quality of academic and extra-curricular activities, while providing pastoral care to support its students wherever possible.


“Leaders at the school are unwavering in their commitment to involve all staff and pupils in decision making and checking on the effectiveness of the action they undertake. Teachers have a good knowledge of pupils’ academic and personal development which they use well in lessons to provide activities that stimulate thinking and encourage positive attitudes to learning. The activities in some lessons are not as well matched to the needs of the pupils who the school have identified as needing additional help as they are for others.”

View Selwood Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1373 462798