About the school
Wellsway School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-18 academy with sixth form, situated on the east side of Keynsham, eight miles north-west of Bath. The school, which converted to academy status in September 2011, has 1,335 students on its roll, 270 of whom are enrolled in the sixth form.
Wellsway School opened in September 1956; celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary are taking place throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.
Values and vision
Wellsway School is dedicated to supporting and encouraging its students, giving them the tools and confidence to explore what life and the world have to offer. The secondary school believes that the years its students spend there are the foundation on which they build their futures. It strives to deliver an education that is world class in every respect.
As well as being rigorous and demanding, inspiring and challenging, learning should also be fun, so Wellsway School aims to be a place where the activities, teaching and facilities foster enthusiasm, enjoyment and strong relationships. Happiness and success are closely related, and the secondary school has a culture that is strong on challenge but also strong on support.
“The quality of teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers show great enthusiasm for their subject and, in most lessons, capture students’ interests well with exciting and demanding activities. The headteacher, key leaders, managers and the governing body are working successfully as a strong team on improving the school and pushing forward the school’s ambitious vision for its students and the local community. The sixth form is good. Students do well in their examinations and make good progress.”