About Bucklers Mead

Bucklers Mead Academy

Buckler’s Mead Academy was originally established in 1957 as Buckler’s Mead School, becoming Buckler’s Mead Community School in 1990 to reflect our commitment to our local community.

In 2011 the school became Buckler’s Mead Academy. Along with a new identity and revised leadership, came a strong ethos of the highest expectations for student learning and progress.

Today the academy offers 11 – 16 year old students a challenging curriculum in a calm, well-ordered community. We are known for our high standards of care, of teaching and our focus on student achievement. At Buckler’s Mead Academy, young people are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in an academy that places a strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the academy and parents can feel justifiably proud.

We have a deeply founded belief that by appointing top quality staff, training and supporting them fully we are able to provide the very best education for our students. We are an eight times ‘Investor in People’ academy – unique in Somerset – and are very proud of the quality of our staff.

To the visitor, the warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and students and within the student body itself are immediately apparent – an obvious characteristic of a happy academy where young people learn in an environment of creative and engaging lessons delivered by a dedicated team of staff.

Please feel free to come and witness the outstanding achievements of our staff and students by private appointment. You will be very welcome.

Premises Developments

We’ve invested over £3million in our premises over the last six years, with new classrooms, improved and enhanced ICT facilities, more study areas, a refurbished main hall with electronic retractable seating, new entrance, improved sports facilities and more outdoor provision for students.

Sports Development Project

Our £2million Sports Development Project, in association with the English FA, aimed to make Buckler’s Mead a ‘Centre of Excellence’. This started with the opening of a fantastic new floodlit all weather pitch, with subsequent phases of the project including multi-surface play areas, new gym, new pitches, etc. Our link with the English FA provides a Centre of Excellence, not just for football, but for sport in the Yeovil area.

Educating with Care to Succeed

Our students are at the heart of everything we do at Buckler’s Mead Academy. We treat our students as individuals, setting targets and tracking progress to help them achieve their very best.

Our focus is on giving students a complete learning experience, so that they leave Buckler’s Mead as happy, confident, knowledgeable young people. In order to achieve this our teachers must play their part in providing a stimulating and challenging environment for every student.

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Statement

Buckler’s Mead Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Awards Gallery 

  • Football Foundation
  • Investors in People (7 Times)
  • Helathy Schools
  • PiXL
  • ICT Mark
  • Sports Mark
  • Investors In Careers