Education and Business

Information about education facilities in and around Mendip District.

Higher Education

Mendip District borders Bath and North East Somerset and is just 40 minutes from the centre of Bristol, offering easy access to:

Bath University rated 'Best Campus University in Britain' and 'Top University in the South West' by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

Bath Spa University previously known as the Bath College of Higher Education and Bath Spa University College, it attained full University status in 2005 and specialises in the arts and humanities.

Bristol University a member of the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities, committed to maintaining the highest levels of research and outstanding teaching and learning experiences.

University of the West of England (UWE) is the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England, with over 3,000 staff and 25,000 students.

Other Universities within the South West include Exeter University, the Royal Agricultural University, Plymouth University, Bournemouth University, Falmouth University and the University of Gloucestershire

Further Education

Frome Community College (13-19) provides post 16 education in a friendly campus environment, with student and public facilities including a sports and leisure centre, theatre and art studios

Strode College is in the top 4% of best performing colleges nationally, and is the best performing college in the South West for A Levels.  It offers 30+ vocational courses and 40+ apprenticeship programmes

Secondary Schools

Frome Community College (13-19)

St Dunstan's Community School, Glastonbury

Whitstone School, Shepton Mallet

Crispin School, Street

The Blue School, Wells
For more information about Primary and Secondary Schools in Mendip and Somerset, visit Schools in Somerset

Independent and Preparatory Schools

Millfield School, Street

Wells Cathedral School

Springmead Preparatory School, Beckington nr Frome

All Hallows Preparatory School, East Cranmore, nr Shepton Mallet

Millfield Preparatory School, Street