Our Academy

Welcome to Monkton Wood Academy, an 11-18 school pleasantly situated in Monkton Heathfield, on the north-east edge of Taunton.

I am incredibly proud to be leading the school through a period of change and rapid improvement as we seek to make Monkton Wood a place of academic excellence, where children can progress and thrive. We are developing a culture of high expectations and mutual respect, where students and staff can be successful in our roles and become the best possible version of ourselves.

Monkton Wood Academy has long been proud of its strong connections with the local community; our parents and our partners at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre are highly engaged in school life. It is incredibly important to us that our students develop a strong sense of belonging and confidence in their own ability to achieve well and to go on to serve their community.

Monkton Wood is the proud home of The Cedar Centre, a specialist resource base for learners with autism, and of the SPACE, the Somerset Performing Arts Centre of Education, which comprises our VI form offer.

Monkton Wood Academy is a proud member of the Cabot Learning Federation, a West Country trust with a strong track record of delivering school improvement. The CLF shares our ambitions of eradicating disadvantage to provide a first-class education for all its pupils.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Our Vision

Our vision for our shared future – students, families and staff – is that we all are able to experience success and achieve our goals. This is because we work hard and have been encouraged by our friends and colleagues around us. Our success allows us to have options, and to make choices about the future. We are adaptable and can be resilient in the face of a rapidly changing world, because we know that we are valued, accepted and safe. We have the knowledge, skills and purpose that enables positive change to happen around us and because of us: the community is safe in our hands.

Our Ethos

The Monkton Wood Academy ethos is vibrant and ambitious. We celebrate our successes, and we support those in need. Our collaboration and our creativity allow us to achieve highly and to realise our goals. We are proud of who we are, and we are positive about our shared future. We value inclusion and ensure that we all share a sense of belonging to our school. We are passionate about learning, and we want to have fun. Because we care about one another deeply, we are open and honest, and always respectful.

Our Values

  • We aim for success
  • We realise our potential
  • We value our community

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Monkton Wood Academy
School Road
Monkton, Heathfield
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Monkton Wood Academy is proud to be part of the Cabot Learning Federation. 
Registered Company: Cabot Learning Federation
Company No: 06207590