Ansford Academy (Castle Cary) data

Ansford Academy is located in Castle Cary and falls under the local authority of Somerset. This mixed-sex secondary school has 596 pupils, with a capacity of 760, aged from eleven up to sixteen, and the type of establishment is academy converter. The school has 37 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £38,105. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 18th January 2017 resulting in an good rating.

Ansford Academy contact details

AddressAnsford Academy
Maggs Lane
Castle Cary
PrincipalMs Rachel Purnell

About Ansford Academy

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentAcademy converter
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age16
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterNone
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date21st January 2021
School Capacity760
Number of Pupils59678% capacity
Number of Boys31453%
Number of Girls28247%
Free School Meals (%)12%

Where is Ansford Academy?

Street AddressMaggs Lane
TownCastle Cary
PostcodeBA7 7JJ
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Ansford Academy on a map

Ansford Academy map (BA7 7JJ) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted RegionSouth West

Ansford Academy Ofsted Report

This table compares the Ansford Academy Ofsted reports from 17th January 2017 (10024993) and 5th December 2012 (ITS406650).

Inspection number10024993ITS406650
Inspection typeMaintained Academy and School Short inspection
Inspection type groupingSection 8 conversion
Inspection start date17th January 20175th December 2012
Inspection end date18th January 20176th December 2012
Publication date23rd February 201715th January 2013
Overall effectiveness
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Early years provision (where applicable)
No Judgement
No Judgement
Ofsted Last Inspection18th January 2017
Ofsted RatingGood
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Ansford Academy

Total Number of Teachers37
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)34.2
Total Number of Teaching Assistants6
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)4.9
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff29
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)18.5
Pupil:Teacher Ratio16.8
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£38,105

Ansford Academy administrative data

Establishment NameAnsford Academy
Establishment Number4250
Unique Reference Number136839
Local AuthoritySomerset
Local Authority Code933
Previous Local Authority Code999
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE10000027
Government Office RegionSouth West
DistrictSouth Somerset
District CodeE07000189
Parliamentary ConstituencySomerton and Frome
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Middle Super Output AreaSouth Somerset 002
Lower Super Output AreaSouth Somerset 002C

Ansford Academy history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date12th January 2022
Reason Establishment OpenedAcademy Converter
Open Date1st July 2011

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable


Trust flagSupported by a single-academy trust
School Sponsor flag-


Federation flagNot applicable

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10034101
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Ansford Academy geodata


Nearest schools to Ansford Academy

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Castle Cary Community Primary School
Park Street, CASTLE CARY, BA7 7EH
Bruton School for Girls
Sunny Hill, Bruton, BA10 0NT
Not applicable3.1km
Ditcheat Primary School
Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6RB
Sexey's School
Cole Road, Bruton, BA10 0DF
King's Bruton
Plox, Bruton, BA10 0ED
Not applicable4.4km
Bruton Primary School
Higher Backway, Bruton, BA10 0DP
Lovington Church of England Primary School
Lovington, Castle Cary, BA7 7PX
North Cadbury Church of England Primary School
Cary Road, North Cadbury, Yeovil, BA22 7DE
Evercreech Church of England Primary School
Paradise Crescent, Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6EH
The Mendip School
Edmund Rack Road, Prestleigh, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4FZ
Not applicable6.8km