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About Us

Cheddar First School is a friendly and inclusive school where there is an ethos of caring and sharing and respect for the individual.

Cheddar First School takes children aged between four and nine years old. The children are divided into nine classes in this successful village school. We also welcome children from two to four in our on-site Preschool, and these are divided into two specialised areas: Earlybirds Room (3-4 year olds) and Fledglings (2 year olds).

We feel privileged to work with young, enthusiastic learners and want to make their time with us as exciting and productive as possible. Working together with parents, we hope to help all children build upon their individual strengths and develop their personal skills, whatever their starting points. We aim to be a school where people feel welcome and valued and where children can develop the confidence and independence necessary for personal success.

We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of teaching and non-teaching staff who work with governors and parents to provide all children with a broad, stimulating and relevant education within a calm and purposeful learning environment.

We are fortunate in having a purpose built school with a wide range of facilities, such as an ICT suite, library and studio room. We have a wonderful outdoor environment including a ‘Forest school’ area, pond and garden areas as well as a large field. 

Cheddar First School was formerly part of the Mendip Edge Federation together with Shipham and Draycott and Rodney Stoke First Schools and Fairlands Middle School. It is now part of The Wessex Learning Trust. As part of The Trust, schools across The Cheddar Valley can now collaborate closely to extend and enrich the learning experiences and achievements of pupils within our local schools. 

Our Values and Aims

Our Values

Our School Values were drawn up by children, staff, parents and governors and underpin everything we do. They are:

  • Respect
  • Enjoyment
  • Teamwork
  • Politeness
  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Friendship
  • Honesty
  • Positive Attitudes

Our Aims

As a school we recognise the importance of the social and emotional aspects of learning. We aim to provide (in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community) a positive, secure, happy and stimulating environment which allows everyone to feel safe, confident and valued as an individual so that he/she will be able to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, culturally and morally to his/her fullest potential.

We aim for all our pupils to:

  • Be self motivated learners with high expectations and aspirations
  • Be active participants in their learning, believe in themselves and work to the best of their ability to make progress and realise their full potential
  • Be independent learners and thinkers
  • Be confident, enthusiastic, curious and open -minded learners
  • Show respect for themselves, others and the environment
  • Be positive, responsible citizens who know right from wrong and can make informed choices and decisions and take responsibility for their actions
  • Be happy, safe and enjoy healthy lifestyle
  • Acquire the skills they will need for life in a fast changing world

Working For Us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.