Somerset Education and Skills Choice

Somerset gets a glowing report for its education and training facilities, providing opportunities for you, your staff and your business to grow.

Pre-school facilities in even the smallest of communities ensure youngsters get the best start possible, while allowing parents to pursue careers. Specialist nursery facilities are strategically located at several business parks including Blackbrook in Taunton, Marston Trading Estate in Frome and Bancombe Road in Somerton.

Outstanding state schools and world-famous private schools

There is a wide range of choice available when it comes to education in Somerset, from outstanding state schools to world-famous private schools, including Millfield School, renowned for sporting excellence, and Wells Cathedral School, outstanding in music and performing arts.

Somerset students have access to six top universities at Plymouth, Exeter, Bournemouth, Bristol, UWE and Bath Spa, all working closely with Somerset’s further education establishments, including Bridgwater College, Richard Huish, Somerset College of Arts & Technology, Strode College and Yeovil College.

These, in turn, have developed close working relationships with secondary schools, helping students to map out their personal and professional growth in Somerset while achieving great GCSE results.

Case Study

Corbin O'Grady Studio “ We wanted the best for our children. What we found was good education, good family life and a good working life; all of these made for a great business location.”

Skills development high on the agenda

More than one in four (25.6%) of Somerset residents aged 16 or over have a Level 4 (degree or equivalent) qualification and over 700 apprenticeships have been created for young people in Somerset since August 2012.

Education and skills development is high on the agenda in Somerset, making sure it's a force to be reckoned with in the long-term.

Discover why educational choice is an important part of Somerset lifestyle

Choice in Education

93% of Somerset A-level students gained min. 2xA Levels (A*-E) in 2012, 90%+ pupils achieved first choice of school

Somerset Relocation Directory

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