Welcome from the Headteacher
Why choose Sexey’s School?
Our aim at Sexey’s is to support our students in fulfilling their potential both academically and socially. We believe that this is achieved by setting high standards of teaching, learning and care. We hope that this comes across through browsing this website, but you are always very welcome to arrange to visit us to see for yourself.
Excellent examination results
We offer a wide range of subjects and have a proven record of success.
- Read about our latest GCSE and A Level results here.
- Find out more about our Lower School curriculum here and Sixth Form curriculum here.
Wide range of extra-curricular opportunity
We believe education is about more than grades: it is about an awareness of the world, about independent thought, about values. It is about the benefits of team sport, of culture, of academic ambition. It is about learning with enthusiasm. It is about growing up in a safe and caring community where all, staff and children alike, are passionate about what they do. That is what we aspire to and, I am confident, deliver.
- Find out more about our extra-curricular offering here.
Sexey’s is a Church of England school and our values are broadly based on the positive aspects of the Christian ethos. However a Sexey’s education is very much focused on the holistic development of the person and students are not dogmatised but encouraged to seek their own answers to questions concerning religion, life, self and their place within the bigger picture.
Sexey’s has it’s own chaplaincy team who are always available to meet and discuss with students who wish to explore aspects of faith or spiritual issues. The school also has its own purpose built chapel, known as ‘The Sanctuary’ in the Rex Waller building, where students are able to spend time in quiet reflection or take part in services.
We have close links with both the Diocese of Bath and Wells and St Mary’s Church in Bruton, with all boarders attending regular sunday services there. Through the year we run confirmation classes and less formal Youth Alpha courses for those who want to find out more about Christianity. The chaplaincy team also run weekly meetings for students who want to develop their faith.
Rev. Justin Bailey from St Mary’s sits on the school’s governing body and takes an active role in the school’s chaplaincy team.
Sexey’s has approximately 200 boarders, and boarding represents an essential element of the school’s character and mission. The opportunity for social and personal development which boarding affords is the driving force of the school and will continue to determine our ethos for all students.
Our boarding facilities and the rhythms of the day, the week and the term, reflect this emphasis, so that parents may rest assured that we offer a full boarding programme with the considerable educational and life-skills benefits which that brings.
- Discover more about state boarding here.
Strong links with the community
We are lucky enough to live in the beautiful town of Bruton and have strong links with the local community. We work hard to foster healthy relationships with all our linked organisations.
Do come and see for yourselves: meet the girls & boys and meet the staff. We look forward to welcoming you to Sexey’s.