Backwell School

An Ofsted Outstanding School — A National Teaching School

About

Backwell School has established over many years a reputation as one of Britain's best performing comprehensive schools at GCSE and A Level. Year on year our students do achieve very highly - in exams, on the sports field, in the Arts and in local and national arenas. In its last two recent inspections in 2008, and more recently in 2013, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be outstanding. Inspectors referred to the “can-do culture” that permeates the school and stated in June 2013 that “behaviour is exemplary” and that “in this outstanding school, all groups thrive, achieve highly and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education”.

Awards

2015

The Speaker’s School Council Award

House of Commons

  • Awarded to the student council and Backwell School Radio.

2012

  • Backwell School has been selected for an important new role aimed at further raising standards. It is one of less than 100 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in this second wave. The designation by the National College for School Leadership entitles the school to lead the training and professional development for staff in the North Somerset and Somerset area.

2012

Ofsted Outstanding 2012-13

Ofsted

2010

Eco Schools Award

Keep Britain Tidy

2010

Healthy School Plus

Leeds City Council

2010

Investor in People

Investors in People

2010

2009

International School Award

British Council

2008

Ofsted Outstanding 2008-09

Ofsted

2005

DfES Training School

Department for Education

1997

Specialist Arts College

Specialist Schools Trust

  • Specialist performing and visual arts college status.