About the School


St Julian’s is situated in the attractive and friendly village of Wellow, just south of Bath.  The main school building, which dates from 1843, provides the school hall, one classroom, the library and the offices.  There are three additional classrooms close to the main building, each with its own facilities.  Adjacent to the school is the main playground, a small field, known as ‘the paddock’, an adventure play area and a conservation area.

We recognise that parents play a vital role in the education of their children. We welcome parents into school and parents and carers often help in classes, with reading, on school trips, family afternoons etc. The school often provides parent workshops and drop in sessions where you can discover more about what we do and how we learn here.

St Julian’s is a busy, happy and thriving school which benefits from being in a beautiful setting surrounded by countryside, open spaces and woodland. The school is committed to outdoor learning and many Forest School type activities are planned within the school day to bring learning to life for our children.

Our last OFSTED inspection (May 2012) was judged to be OUTSTANDING in all areas. We are dedicated to continuing to provide an excellent and exciting education for all of our children, every one of whom we recognise as being unique and special.

Our staff are a fantastic team who are proud of all the work we do. The school has been nationally recognised for our outstanding work and holds many awards such as the Inclusion Quality Mark,in recognition of our inclusive approach to education; Healthy Schools; Artsmark Gold which recognises our commitment to and excellence in arts provision, including drama, music and art; Bronze Food for Life partnership & Eco Schools Silver - both of these awards reflect our efforts in growing our own vegetables and crops and promoting healthier and more sustainable ways of living; Sing-Up silver award; Bristol Standard, which is a quality assurance self evaluation for good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Gold Children’s and Young People’s Charter which acknowledges the enormous contribution our pupils make to the running of our school and how much we value the voice of our pupils.

In September 2012, we became a three school federation - St Julian's Church School Wellow, Camerton Church School and Shoscombe C of E VA School, however on 31st August 2018 Camerton Church School closed. We are known as the Church Valley Schools Federation.

Across the two schools teachers share expertise, learning strategies, inset days and resources. We plan many events throughout the year that enable pupils from both schools to work together-these include Eco projects, family afternoons, music events, sport activities, outdoor learning and French projects.