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Wookey Primary School is a village Community School run by Somerset Local Education Authority and at present has 107 pupils on roll, who are organised into four teaching groups.

The school is situated on the edge of the village of Wookey, nestling at the foot of the Mendip Hills, and set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, some two miles from the Cathedral City of Wells.

The school originally dates back to 1844, and was founded by St Matthew's Church, with which it still has close ties. Later, in 1880, the celebrated novelist HG Wells joined the school as a pupil tutor for a short period, following his uncle who was Headteacher at that time.

The school has seen many changes since the Victorian era and now possesses excellent accommodation, whilst still maintaining much of its original character.

The main school building consists of two classrooms, a large hall and the former schoolhouse, which incorporates the administrative part of the school. There are also two further classrooms next to the main school building, set in extensive grounds, which also include a spacious playing field, two playgrounds, a traverse wall, an environmental area and an adventure playground. Little Acorns preschool was fully integrated within the school in September 2016.

Parents have a positive role to play in school, helping teachers and children in many areas such as reading, art and craft, swimming, cooking and gardening and during visits. The School Association (WSA) helps to raise funds for equipment and activities by organising many social events throughout the year.

In the latest Ofsted Report (September 2019) the school was judged as good.