Wessex Learning Trust​

In 2014 Fairlands Middle School re-constituted its governing body to form a Federation with three of our partner First Schools. The Mendip Edge Federation comprised Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar First School, Draycott and Rodney First School and Shipham First School. 

The Mendip Edge Federation schools converted to academies and joined the Wessex Learning Trust on 1 April 2020, which comprises of 9 First School Academies (aged 5 – 9), Fairlands and Hugh Sexey Middle School Academies, and the Kings Academy (aged 13 – 18). This is unique in that it is the only Trust where every school in the locality is a partner.