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Please return your application form either electronically or by post to Samantha Lowe, PA to the Headteacher

Ansford Academy, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7JJ

Email:      Telephone: 01963 350895      


The Academy can be found nestled amongst the Somerset Countryside in the village of Ansford.

Ansford is a small attractive country village, situated between the towns of Shepton Mallet, Wincanton, and Yeovil, with a joint population of approximately 5,000 with the neighbouring town of Castle Cary.

Castle Cary a small market town has a variety of boutique and traditional shops and local free parking.  The old part of the town dates back to medieval times, and today still forms the main part of the town centre with notable buildings such as the Market House, Round House, and the George Hotel.


There are a wide variety of sporting activities suitable for all members of our local community.  Ansford & Castle Cary benefits from having a multi-purpose leisure centre '1610' that is situated adjacent to the school and provides a gym, fitness suite and sports hall offering various classes for members of the public.  The leisure centre is also jointly used by the Academy for students. Access to swimming pools can be via Wincanton Leisure Centre - Wincanton or Strode Swimming Pool - Street. 

Below are just a few of the activities on offer in Castle Cary and the surrounding area.

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Fitness Centre

Bowls Club

Cricket Club

Rugby Club Naydon Equestrian Wheathill Golf Club


Public transport is via the local train station or local bus networks with various bus stops throughout Ansford and Castle Cary.

Castle Cary Railway Station      

The station has three platforms. The main station building and ticket office are located on the London bound platform 1. In front of the building is a car park for 100 cars, a bus stop, and a taxi rank. Platform 2 serves westbound services, whilst the shorter platform 3 can only be used by trains on the Bristol to Weymouth line. Immediately to the west of the station, the Weymouth line diverges from the London to Penzance Line. 

Castle Cary station is the closest station to the site of the Glastonbury Festival, which is held near Pilton about 8 miles away. During the period of the festival additional trains are provided, and special buses are run from the station to the festival site. The station also serves events at the Royal Bath and West Showground, though these are not provided with extra trains.


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Our Wider Community

We are fortunate that our community is set within a reasonable commuting distance to larger towns and cities such as Bath, Bristol, Frome and Wells.  

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VISIT - Bath - A World Heritage Spa City
Bath is a town renowned for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.  Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows.  The museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple.

Getting Around Bath

Bath is fortunate to have both a Bus and Train Station close to the town centre supported by a good taxi service.  There is ample car parking including 'Park and Ride' schemes available on the outskirts of the town.  Alternatively, cyclists can take advantage of the many cycle routes around the city or for a more leisurely tour of Bath why not take a cruise down the River Avon.

 VISIT - Bristol

Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon with a prosperous maritime history.  Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage.  The harbour's 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.

Bristol also benefits from an International Airport with flights across the UK & Ireland, Europe and selected flights to the USA and across the World.

There is an abundance of shops throughout the city centre along with three large shopping Malls 'Cabot Circus', ' Bristol Shopping Quarter' and 'The Mall' at Cribbs Causeway.

 VISIT - Frome

Frome is located at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills, the town is built on uneven high ground, and centres on the River Frome.  Recently highlighted as one of the Times “Best Places to Live in Britain”, Frome is also a welcoming, charming and vibrant place to visit, with a wealth of historyculture and natural beauty.

Packed to the rafters with historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people, Frome is a wonderfully eventful town. It is the perfect destination for discerning tourists looking for something just a little bit different on visits to Somerset.

 A short distance from Frome is the beautiful Nunney Castle and the 17th Century village pub 'The George' The historic and beautiful Longleat House and gardens are well worth a visit and for the more adventurous a trip around Longleat Safari Park. 

Once a month the streets of Frome are transformed into the very popular 'Sunday Market'.  Vendors from all over come to line the streets of Frome to tempt you with their wares.  Wander up the cobbled streets of Catherine Hill and delight in small store holders selling from suitcases, sample the many artisan foods, wonder at the array of flowers and garden supplies or just enjoy the ambience with the live music and tempting food stalls.  

 VISIT - Wells

Wells, England's smallest city, is renowned for its famous Cathedral.  The medieval city dates back to the Roman times and its name is derived from the natural springs that can be found in the gardens of Bishops Palace.  The city has been well preserved and many historic buildings still exist today.  The marketplace still thrives today playing host to twice weekly markets that line the square.  The main high street and narrow streets are well worth a look in order to discover the array of shops, boutiques and coffee shops.







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