Welcome to Buckler's Mead Academy
It is my privilege, as Headteacher of Buckler’s Mead, to welcome you to our academy. Buckler’s Mead is for students aged 11-16, co-educational, and converted to an academy on 1st August 2011. We are committed to working together with pupils, parents, directors and the Community, to realise the full potential of every child.
We have high aspirations for our students and high expectations. In 2011 Buckler’s Mead was identified as one of the top 100 improving schools within the country. In 2012 we improved further on these results and were placed fourth within Somerset for the progress students make from their entry to leaving at the end of year 11. In 2013 Buckler’s Mead achieved its best ever results, being ranked second in Somerset for the students progress.
We aim to ensure that Buckler’s Mead students are happy, interested and engaged in their learning and responsible, confident, successful members of the community.
Mrs Sara Gorrod
THE LATEST NEWS and EVENTS at our ACADEMY:
Buckler’s Mead Named in Top Schools
We are delighted to announce Buckler’s Mead Academy was named in the list of Top 100 Most Improving State Schools in England for 2011-13. The national list published on Friday 24th January, identified Buckler’s Mead as the 60th Most Improving State School out of all 3214 secondary schools or academies in England. We were also the Most Improving State School in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire. Congratulations to everyone involved.
New Tennis Courts
'Bucklers Mead Leisure Centre is looking forward to the new tennis season with its brand new tennis courts! Available for casual hire and training! We will also see the introduction of cardio tennis and a Junior Wimbledon tournament and hope to be a home to some netball clubs in the winter. Watch this space!'
Buckler’s Mead Academy pupil Harriet Wadham, has the distinction of being the youngest author published by the 'CFZ' press. Her novel, ‘Left behind,’ follows the adventures of teenage superheroes, inspired by thirteen year old Harriet’s love of Marvel comics. This summer, Harriet was invited to ‘The Weird Weekend’, a convention in Woolsery, Devon, to sign copies of her book and meet fans. Publisher Jon Downes remarked, ‘She has created a book full of engaging and intelligently written characters.' Harriet’s book ‘Left Behind’ is currently on sale from Amazon .co.uk.
Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students on their grades . The commitment and hard work of both the students and staff has resulted in the best ever results for Buckler’s Mead. The vast majority of students will now be able to progress on to their chosen pathways in education, training or employment post 16. We wish them well.
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