Writhlington School

Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Writhlington School

Creating Opportunity                     Inspiring Achievement

‘A school where leaders and teachers have created a positive learning environment which makes a strong contribution to pupils’ confidence and enjoyment of school – Pupils’ personal development is enhanced by the extensive programme of extra-curricular opportunities available to them’ - Ofsted

Our philosophy is simple, we believe that with the right support, guidance, provision and challenge all children are capable of achieving greatness in whatever field they choose.

The Leadership team and teaching staff is focussed on raising the expectations of pupils, through consistently well planned and delivered lessons, tracking of individual pupil progress and structured feedback.

The teaching, leadership and pastoral support across the schools means that our students get the benefit of the shared facilities and curriculum opportunities. 

Teaching Excellence

The Trust places Quality First Teaching as one of its core values.  The pursuit of teaching excellence on a daily basis is a fundamental requirement in all of its schools.

Our key focus is the development of a series of learning ‘essentials’, these are:

  • challenge for all students at all times to exceed what they think they can achieve
  • raising expectations of everyone involved in learning: students, parents, teachers and support staff
  • marking and feedback that promotes and enhances learning

We pride ourselves in employing staff that are leaders in their field or have the potential to be so.  Staff are expected to continue to focus on developing their practice through numerous CPD opportunities, both internal and external, and where best practice is identified, to share it with colleagues.

We are committed to continually learn and improve our practice each and every day through collegiate working.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we aim to create a workplace where everyone can give their best.

Why choose us?

We have an outstanding state-of-the-art campus that is equipped with modern technology to make your working environment a pleasant and inspiring place to be.

You will be encouraged to develop professionally through an extensive in-house CPD programme and this can include external training.

Any new approach you have to improve the outcomes for our students and the school will be welcomed.

You’ll have the opportunity to join our wide range of extra-curricular activities:

  • A large Combined Cadet Force with Army and Navy sections
  • An internationally recognised orchid project
  • An amazing array of sports and incredible sports facilities
  • International exchange links with China, Tanzania, Burundi & Rwanda that support the 14-19 curriculum
  • Trips to Europe, USA, Africa, China
  • Theatre workshops as well as special touring workshops for children ages 10-18

We continually strive for high levels of staff performance by offering support and working collaboratively to achieve the best for our students.

Thank you for taking the time to read about working with us.

Further details can be found on the following links:



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Address: Knobsbury Lane, Writhlington, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 3NQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1761 433581
What people say about us

Having worked at Writhlington School since 2003 I have taken on a number of roles in this time. I have felt well supported in each role and have been able to develop my position within the school. We are a team here and I enjoy working collaboratively with like-minded colleagues who are all striving for the best. Although this is a large school it feels like a family and people are not missed as individuals. I also benefit from being a parent working at the school where my child is educated and therefore see the school from both perspectives. As a parent I enjoy the level of involvement and the excellent communication as well the range of opportunities open to my child both inside and outside of lessons - this has transformed him.

- Joe Godber, Teacher of English and Lead for KS5
Positions available at Writhlington School