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About the School

Below are some important details about the school.

Admissions

Throughout Somerset there is a policy of "local schools for local children". Each school is surrounded by a catchment area from which its students come. Wadham serves the catchment area of our two partner middle schools, Swanmead Community School in Ilminster and Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne. Parents seeking a place for their son or daughter may, however, apply to Wadham even if they do not live in the catchment area.

Parents will be given their first choice preference of school wherever possible. Where demand exceeds available places preference is given in the following order:

Students with a statement of Special Educational Needs that names Wadham as the preferred school

Students whose older brother or sister is attending the school

Students who live closest to the school

It is not expected that any parents who have expressed a preference will be refused admission to Wadham for their son or daughter in September 2015.

A programme is in place to ensure a positive experience for students transferring to Wadham and our arrangements are reviewed with our partner middle schools each year to achieve the best possible transition. In addition to the Open Evening in September, there are contacts throughout the year between staff at Wadham and those at our partner schools. Later in the year there will be contact with the Director of Learning and tutors who will be responsible for the students on transfer.

Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to visit Wadham during the school day towards the end of the summer term to get a first hand experience of the school. Parents and students will also be invited to an induction evening on Tuesday 30 June 2015.

Should you wish to visit the school at any other time or need an answer to a question please telephone us so that we can help you.

Number on roll in September 2014:

Year 9    150

Year 10    199

Year 11    183

Year 12/13    75

TOTAL 607

Times of the School Day

 0825

Warning Bell

 0830

Registration

 0838

Assembly/Tutorial

 0850

Period 1

 0950

Period 2

 1050

Break

 1110

Period 3

 1210

Period 4

1310

Lunch 

 1400

Period 5

1500

End of School Day

1505

Buses Depart