There is a great provision of Educational Services throughout the district offering services for people of every age.
There are a total of 79 schools in the area providing education for over 28,000 pupils. OFSTED reports can be found on North Somerset Council's website listed under individual school details. In 2013 the 5+ A*-C pass rate, including English and Maths, is 58% which is just under 1% down on last year's record results. English and Maths A*-C pass rates remain above national pass rates. The pass rate for A Level exams was 98%, in line with the England average of 98.1% for 2013. The percentage of A*-B grades has increased by 2.6% to 51.9%, whereas the England average has remained constant at 52.8%. The percentage of A*-C grades has remained at a similar level to last year at 75.2%. The England average for A*-C grades is 77%.
Young Enterprise run a range of programmes for students aged 4-24. The most popular of these programmes is the Company Programme for students in Key Stage 4, aged 15-19 which is offered at a number of schools arcoss the area. For more details visit our Young Enterprise page.
There are 14 children's centres in North Somerset, offering vital services such as day care, health advice and parenting support all under one roof.
But it is not only children and young people that benefit from learning - it's a lifelong opportunity.
Since 2006, over 1500 local people were helped into learning activities and over 500 of these learners have progressed into further education, including accredited programmes with Weston College.
North Somerset boasts a very diverse and skilled workforce throughout the district with many skills to offer the wide range of employers in North Somerset and around the South West.
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