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Where We Live

Bridgwater is a historic market town in Somerset on the M5 between Bristol and Exeter in the Southwest, with a population of about 37,000. 

It is on the edge of the Somerset Levels with the Mendip Hills to the north and the Quantock Hills to the west.  It has been a major port and trading centre, and maintains a large industrial base.  Today it has become a major distribution centre (NHS, Argos, agricultural businesses) with its links to the motorway.  The major development today is the approval of the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor.  This means there are major projects underway for houses, hotels and roads between Bridgwater and Hinkley Point.

However it also contains some of the most impoverished communities on its estates, and the general level of deprivation amongst parts of the population is high. Both Bridgwater College and Hamp Academies are contributing to combating the educational issues that arise because of these issues.

Brymore Academy is situated in Cannington, a large village, approximately 3 miles west of Bridgwater and considered the "gateway" to the Quantock Hills. 

Brymore Academy is a State boarding school for boys and students benefit from a 110 acre farm, oustanding engineering facilities and extensive gardens.

Maiden Beech Academy is located in Crewkerne, an historic and attractive stone built country Market Town in the South Somerset Hills.

Maiden Beech Academy is a primary school with great facilties and spave which serves the town of Crewkerne and the surrounding communities.   

Otterhampton Primary School is located in the village of Combwich. In the past it served as a port for the export of local produce and the import of timber.

A small school with a family feel inclusive of a nursery for children from the age of 2.

Stanchester Academy caters for children aged 11-16 years and is situated in Stoke Sub Hamdon, a large village 5 miles west of Yeovil. 

A smaller secondary school set within beautiful surroundings.  

West Somerset College is on the outskirts of Minehead, a seaside town.

A unique upper school with sixth form for students in Year 9 up to Year 13.