||This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (May 2013)|
|Deputy Headteacher||Emma Yates|
|DfE URN||136722 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||1,676 as of January 2012[update]|
|Houses||Cotswold, Mendip, Sedgemoor, Quantock (Named after local hills)|
Backwell School is an academy in Backwell, North Somerset, England. The school, which has had academy status since May 2011, is a specialist Arts College, and includes a sixth form and takes pupils from the age of 11 (Year 7) to the age of 18 (Year 13). It has 1,676 students as of January 2012[update]. The school's catchment area includes the villages of Backwell, Yatton, Claverham, Cleeve and Kingston Seymour, although several hundred of the schools students come from locations outside of its official catchment area from locations such as Nailsea and Bristol. The local education authority is North Somerset Council. The original secondary modern school at Backwell became a comprehensive school in 1976 when the tripartite education system was abolished in the area.
In 2009, 71% of GCSE students achieved at least five GCSE passes above grade C including English and Maths. This is 21% above the national average that year. It is the highest performing state secondary school in North Somerset.
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