Our Ethos Statement

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

It promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils and it encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of all faiths.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

Our Setting

We are a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, owned by the Church Authorities and maintained by the Local Education Authority. We have around 140 children on roll aged 4-11, the number of pupils varying slightly from year to year.

The Red Room playgroup is on site and is our main feeder pre-school.

The school is in the centre of Chewton Mendip conservation area next to the beautiful Norman Parish Church. It is set in attractive grounds overlooking the Mendip countryside.

The school consists of two buildings; the infants’ building, built in 1992, contains two classrooms with immediate access to an enclosed outside patio area, and a large well equipped sports/assembly hall.

The original Victorian building, which has been extensively refurbished, contains three junior classrooms, a full computer suite, library, resources area, staff room and administration offices. Steps around a ‘quiet’ garden, which is used as an outdoor classroom, link the two buildings.

The school offers a range of outdoor sport and recreational facilities comprising of a sports/ playing field, a grass area with outdoor apparatus and two hard surfaced playgrounds. We also have a conservation area and a heated outdoor swimming pool.