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Life at Huish is full of opportunity both within and beyond the curriculum. Many of our students take part in events of note that have a positive impact both for themselves and the wider community. Please take the time to read some of the newsworthy events that have taken place recently and remember you can also follow the academy on facebook and twitter.


Congratulations to year 7 for running such a successful event!

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BBC News Report

A group of 20 students from Years 7-12 took part in the BBC’s national School Report news event, which gives young people a chance to develop their media literacy skills and produce their own stories about subjects that matter to them.

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Family and Friends Drama GCSE performances

Tonight’s family and friends Drama GCSE performances for Group A will be rescheduled from this evening until Wednesday.

Sports Relief 2018

Click here for Sports Relief 2018 at Huish Episcopi Academy

Health Behaviour Survey Important Notice

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Guest speaker at assemblies next week

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 9 and Year 10 students

As I am sure you are all aware drugs education is an important part of our PSHE provision. To further support this work we have a guest speaker visiting the Academy on Tuesday 13th March to speak with Year 9 and Year 10 students.

The speaker is Janie Hamilton who lost her son over two years ago and is very passionate about changing lives by sharing her story with youngsters to appreciate the devastating affects of cannabis. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at school  ( should you have any concerns about this matter.

J Merrick-Wren 
Assistant Principal 

Vertical Tutor Group and House System

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Letter to Parent(s)/Carer(s)

Academy Is fully open on Monday 5th March

The Academy will be fully open on Monday 5th March. 

All transport is running as normal.

YR10 Work Experience Information

For the YR10 work experience booklet click here.

For the YR10 work experience parent letter click here.

For the YR10 work experience medical form click here.

For the YR10 work experience placement form click here.

NSPCC charity mufti day on Thursday 8th February

Thursday 8th February will be a mufti day with proceeds going to the NSPCC. Students need to give £1 to their tutors. Donations can be given to tutors from Monday 5th February onwards

Options Evening This Thursday

Year 9 options evening takes place this Thursday 25th January from 6-8pm. There will be a presentation in the main hall and an opportunity to talk to teachers of options subjects. 

Ofsted Inspection

Click here for Ofsted Inspection Report following the inspection of 6 December 2017.

Year 11 Mock Exam

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable January 2018

Success at National Schools Championships

The Huish Episcopi Academy equestrian team recently competed at the National Schools Championships.

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch Menu Yr7-11 is available here

Wednesday 20 December

Ofsted Inspection

Ofsted letter to parents

School Inspection Guide for Parents

YR7 and 8 Christmas Disco

Buy your ticket early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £4 and can be purchased from the Academy shop.

For more information click here. 

Lower School Drama Production

Huish Episcopi presents The Government Inspector. For more information click here

History GCSE Trip to London

Your child has brought a letter home about out study visit to London.  Due to the popularity of the attractions we are visiting we have to pay in advance and very quickly if we are not to lose our bookings.  Please make sure all forms and payments are returned by the date on the letter.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter and for what has always been a very popular and worthwhile visit.

Yr7 Tutor Evening

Reminder to book your appointment with your Child's form tutor as per instructions in recent email communication.

October 2017 Newsletter

For the latest newsletter please click here

Swimming pool update

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Huish Sixth Open Evening

Huish Sixth Open Evening - Thursday 19th October 5-8pm
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Jemima Layzell Trust creating writing competition

Huge congratulations to Yr9 Evie as her creative writing has been selected by Michael Morpurgo as one of only two finalists in the Jemima Layzell Trust creating writing competition.  This is an amazing achievement.  

Hopefully, Evie will have the opportunity to meet with Michael Morpurgo himself!  Look out for her work in the Lamp magazine.

English 'Wall of Fame'

Congratulations to Lewis, Alice & Lauren for their work at the start of this term-featured on the English 'Wall of Fame'

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Open Evening

You are invited to our Academy Open Evening on 20 September 2017 find out more

Extra-Curricular Programme

For Autumn term 2017 activities click here


It is an expectation that all students adhere strictly to our Uniform guidelines.  Please see the following attachments for further details and images. 

For guidance of acceptable skirt/trouser uniform click here

For images of unacceptable skirt/trouser click here

For guidance of acceptable footwear click here

For images of unacceptable footwear click here

KS3 Homework Timetable

For KS3 Homework Timetable please click here

GCSE Results 2017

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A fond farewell to Huish

As we approach the end of the Summer holidays and the excitement of another two great sets of results for Huish Sixth and our Year 11 students starts to wane, it seems an appropriate moment to pass on my thanks to all the students, staff and parents who I have had the pleasure to work with over the past four years for their support. 

I believe Huish is a great school with the best students I have ever had the privilege to work with. Over my time we have significantly improved results and are now consistently amongst the highest achieving schools in Somerset across a range of measures and our most recent results, despite the more challenging examinations, are evidence of that. However, we have also tried to develop an offer which develops the whole child and incorporates sports, the arts and a massive range of trips and visits all of which provide opportunities to develop softer skills such as leadership, resilience and teamwork. Our principled curriculum has also remained true to our belief that a broad and balanced education is best therefore we have protected time for PE to encourage healthy lifestyles, promoted the Arts and strongly encouraged students to study languages even though other courses might get the school better overall results for the league tables. 

In parallel we have spent a great deal of time and money improving the facilities that our students have from redecoration, new roofs and electrical rewiring to a new classroom block, new Artificial Grass Pitch and in February a new indoor swimming pool. 

Huish students deserve nothing less than the best!

None of these improvements would be possible without your support and a great team of both support and teaching staff. So as my focus starts to shift to new horizons and challenges I would like to once again thank everyone who has helped make Huish such a  popular and well respected school and wish Chris Wade, my successor, all the staff and students the very best for the future.

Andrew Davis


Huish Episcopi Academy


New GCSEs - Key Facts

The attached documents provide some key facts about the new grades for students.

For Nine facts about new GCSE's click here

New GCSEs. Parent Guide to 2017 results click here

For a comparison of new 9-1 grades with the existing A* to G grades click here

Arrangements for GCSE Results Day

Results will be available for collection from 9am on Thursday 24 August from Huish Sixth Form Auditorium.  Please note that if somebody is collecting results on a student's behalf they will require a signed letter of authorisation from the student.


We are pleased to announce that the Academy has awarded the contract for the swimming pool development to Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd.

The construction work will commence at the end of August/early September, with completion expected in Spring 2018.

Well done to Yr10 for completing their GCSE Literature Paper 2 mock

Well done to Yr10 for completing their GCSE Literature Paper 2 mock.

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Please read carefully if your child uses Snapchat for communicating to their friends since we have been made aware of a possible security threat following a recent upgrade to the app.

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Huish Academy Summer Concert

Tickets can be purchased from the academy shop. For more information please click here.

Final revision sessions for GCSE History.

For details regarding final history revision sessions please click here.

Fundraising success for the support group 2bu.

Students put on cake sale to raise funds for 2bu group.

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English revision full.

The English revision session taking place on 2nd June is now full. Sorry to all who have not already booked a place.

Core Revision next week

For further information click here.

YR 7 student in British Fencing Championships

YR7 Huish student Isobel Hext competes in British Fencing Championship.

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Uniform assemblies this week

This w/c Monday 24th April all year group assemblies are themed around uniform expectations

For uniform guidelines click here.

For the assembly powerpoint click here.

For the cashless system letter click here.

Spring newsletter

Our Spring newsletter has just been published - click here

Chris Jelley visits Huish

Acclaimed Poet Chris Jelley visits Huish to work with students looking at poetic inspiration in nature.

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2BU Somerset visiting students

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University of Exeter professor visits students

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'It could be us'

Year 10 students visit Oxford University

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English Revisiion

Unfortunately due to Year 10 Parents Evening on Wednesday 29 March, we will be unable to run revision. However, there are lots of materials on the Google Classrooms that students might want to use.

Monthly writing competition

The English Department are pleased to announce a new Monthly Writing Competition, which is open to all students.  Details can be found here

Year 9 students 'developing'

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Huish students become BBC reporters!

Well done to all the brilliant BBC School Reporters today and thanks to Ms Donnellan and Mrs Pearce for all their hard work too. Follow this link to listen in on BBC Somerset.

Provisional Exam Timetable Released

For a copy of the provisional GCSE exam timetable please click here.

Visiting Speaker from 2BU

We are very fortunate to have Lisa from 2BU visiting Huish Academy on 23 March. 2BU is a support service for LGBT young people and their allies in Somerset. It's a safe space for 13-18 year olds from across the county to make friends, find support and have fun! Lisa will be talking about 'Definitions, Rights and Staying Healthy. If any students from Year 9 to 13 would like to come along to the presentation which will take place in the Library over lunchtime P5, please contact Mrs Canning at Huish.

Huish Leisure Swimming Pool project update

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New York, New York!

Another successful and busy tour

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Jaguar Landrover visit

Business and DT students learn about lean manufacturing

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Equestrian Success!

Huish students come 2nd in competition.

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Work Experience Information

YR10 will take part in a work experience week from Monday 17th-Friday 21st July inclusive. Our work experience co-ordinator is Emma Higman and she can be contacted via the Academy main telephone number.

Click on the following link to access the approved placement database:
For a copy of the work experience student booklet click here
For a copy of the approved placements form click here
For a copy of own placements form click here
For a copy of the medical consent form click here

End of Line PE Kit sale

Click here to view some of our end of line PE kit that is being sold off with big discounts

Options Evening 2017

Year 9 Options Evening will be taking place this year on 19 January from 6.00-8.00pm. Course booklets will be issued to students ahead of the evening.  Please click here for further details.

Head of Geography to complete first half-marathon

Year 10 geographers have been learning about the devastating impact of malaria and how this disease is very simply prevented with treated mosquito nets. In March Mr Moncur (Head of Geography) will be completing his first half marathon and would like to raise money for this very important cause .

The charity he is supporting is the top rated charity for effectiveness by Givewell, an independent charity evaluation service. This means a small donation of a few pounds could really do a great deal of good (it is estimated that for every £500 spent on mosquito nets a child's life is saved). If you have a few pounds to spare, please sponsor Mr Moncyur at

Parents' Evening Guidance

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Huish Christmas Concert Success

A thank you from the principal for a wonderful night of entertainment and food!

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Year 7 girls Hockey success at County

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Former Sixth Form student receives Diana Award

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Year 10 student braving the Open Water

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Former student on course to become a jockey

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Showjumping members succeed again!

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Maria Marten is a big hit!

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Huish Geographers come third in National Quiz

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Year 7 students gain Achievement Project

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Biology students enjoy lecture

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Drama students Year 13 'Transition Tour'

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Recommended Reads for Years 9-11

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Sixth Formers in Business Challenge

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Looking for Language volunteers

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Students plant a new hedgerow

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Students visit from Yew Wah International School

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Students' success in Engineering Challenge

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Challenge Plus

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Do you want to become a teacher?

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Showjumping team latest

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National Cipher Challenge Club

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Careers Fair 2016

Click here for more information on the upcoming Careers Fair 2016

Science Lecture

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Site security measures and access after half term

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October 2016 newsletter

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Huish Students visit Nice

Read a review of the Nice exchange here

A gentle reminder about keeping students safe

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Pool Information Evening

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Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition

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SEND Information report

The SEND information report is now available to parents and carers.
To view the report click here.

If you have any queries please contact our SENCo Mrs Hills using the contact details on page 1 of the report.

Year 10 Poetry

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Mock English Language GCSE

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Huish Students in regional final

Huish Episcopi Academy students Edward Lane and Johnny Bayford in year 8 are members of Wells Lifesaving club. Both boys train hard every Sunday evening and show a great commitment and enthusiasm to lifesaving. They will both hopefully become trusted lifeguards in the future.
Edward and Johnny regularly train and compete as a pair at the junior boys level. Last Saturday (17th Sept.) Edward and Johnny, having got through the county stage, represented Somerset at the Southwest of England Regional Finals of the Royal Lifesaving Society's Annual Competition. They were up against several other pairs from Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. They did fantastically well to compete at such a high level and came second overall.

Parental e-praise logons now available.

Parental e-praise logon is now available. Parents will be able to see the e-praise dashboard, an overview of how their child/ren are doing and the various prizes that are available.
The e-praise link can be found at the Huish Episcopi Pupil Parent Access (padlock in the bottom left hand corner) on the Academy website. To enable you to log on your e-mail address must be registered to the Academy. Please forward an e-mail address to the school office if you have not registered an e-mail so registration can be made.

Somerset Shakespeare Schools Festival

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Open Evening 2016

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Work Experience in the House of Lords!

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Fantastic GCSE results

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Huish Sixth celebrates great results

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Exam results collection

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Impetigo notice to parents

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July Newsletter

Click here to read the July 2016 newsletter

Year 7 reading certificates

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Interested in joining the Academy Equestrian team?

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Sports Day 2016

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Huish welcomes back BAFTA winning ex-student

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Year 7 Rounders

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Year 10 in County Rounders finals

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Year 9/10 cricket team are County Champions

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Industrial action on Tuesday July 5th

Please click on the following link for information regarding the NUT strike action that is taking place nationally on July 5th and how it will affect Huish Academy and Huish Sixth.

Letter regarding strike action.

Students selected for the Satellite Netball Academy

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Year 8 at Hestercombe

Creative writing abounds

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New SEND policy

The new SEND policy can be viewed here.

Please email comments to huishconsultation

West Side Story tickets on sale

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Behaviour for Learning policy consultation

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Tour of Wessex comes to Huish

Tour of Wessex – Review

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Huish student spends the day with England internationals

Yr10 student Finley Boarder was amongst only 30 students nationally to take part in the Natwest schools cup academy day with England international players Chris Robshaw, Matt Kvesic and Dave Atwood along with England Head Coach Eddie Jones.

For the full story in the Western Gazette click here.

The academy does not take responsibility for content of external websites.

Visiting University Professor challenges our students in their thinking

Professor of Ancient History visits Academy

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Exam timetable Summer season 2016

The summer season exam timetable can be found here

YR10 Mock Exams

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Year 8 students produce magazines

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Half term Science revision sessions

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Langport Festival 2016

Join the celebrations 18-26 June

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GCSE English Language revision

There will be a YR11 GCSE English language revision session running on 3rd June at the Academy from 10am-2.15pm in rooms 40,41 and 42. The session is now fully booked.

Recent visit to Auschwitz

Students are moved by a survivor's story

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Huish students are members of Rugby team winning the Somerset County Cup

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Year 11 Timetable/Study Leave

Exams/lesson timetable during Study Leave period

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GP's visit Huish Academy

GP's take time out to teach first aid to Huish students.

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Celebrating Shakespeare

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Year 10 Netball team are County Champions

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Free swimming for all year groups

Sessions start on Thursday 21 April from 1.25 - 1.55 at Huish Leisure for all year groups.

Princess Katherine in Temperley Dress

Princess Katherine chose to wear an Alice Temperley dress as she stepped out for a garden party as part of the royal tour of India.

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Year 10 Netball success

Team remain unbeaten at Area level

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Year 11 Netball team in Area final

Team displayed excellent spirit

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Girls' Summer Fixture List

Please click here to view the list of sporting fixtures for girls for the summer term 2016.

Easter Newsletter

Latest newsletter from Huish Episcopi Academy has now been published.

Year 10 Summer calendar

Event timetable for the Summer term

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New £950,000 Swimming Pool Development at Huish Episcopi Academy

An exciting prospect for swimmers

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Year 10 & 11 Science Revision

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Year 11 Revision Aids

Please find below some documents that might be of interest to you in the run up to the summer GCSE examinations.

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World Book Day

Another exciting World Book Day at Huish.

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Celebrating literature around the world.

Staff and students dress up for world book day!

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Tamsin Cooke visits Huish!

The author Tamsin Cooke will be visiting year 7 students in the Huish Library on the 2nd March to talk about her new book 'The Scarlet Files'.

A copy of the information letter for parents including a reply slip for purchasing the book can be found here.

A Magical Night of Wizardry

The Library hosts an evening of Harry Potter.

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Coca-Cola Business Challenge

Year 10 Business students attend Regional Finals.

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Year 8 Netball report

The Year 8 netball team had a fantastic start to their season, winning their opening game against Sexeys School 17-9. As well as conducting themselves superbly, they played well as a team with some fast paced and advanced attacking play. Player of the match went to Emily, for her excellent shooting and movement off the ball. Well done all!

World Cultures Fashion Show 2016

This year we are celebrating World Cultures, with the work of over one hundred students being shown off on the catwalk.

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Funds Raised in Our Last Mufti day

What a great effort!

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Langport community Christmas lunch report

Academy hosts local community for the second year running.

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Year 10 Business Studies team in Regional final of national competition

Regional finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge beckons.

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Statutory Consultation

Please take note that Huish Episcopi Academy's Admission Consultation commences at 12.00pm on Monday 23 November 2015 and will end at 12.00pm on Monday 18 January 2016.

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Huish Hot Shots showjumping team

Huish Hot Shots in the NSEA competition.

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Year 10 Business Studies team

Regional finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge beckons.

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Visit puts the Olympic in students' sights

Tim Kneale visits the Academy (Western Gazette 17 December).

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Olympic Medallist

Olympic Elite athlete shares experiences with Year 7 students.

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Year 10 students take part in Geographical Association's World Wise Quiz

Huish Academy was the only state school participating.

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Huish Academy Attendance

We would like to draw parents' attention to our latest Attendance Policy. In particular, please note the section on page 2 which covers lateness to school and our procedures for dealing with this. The policy is available to view on this link.

Students visit Comic Con

Students gain an insight into the entertainment industry.

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