Final farewell for Churchill Headteacher

Dr Barry Wratten

Dr Barry Wratten

After 13 years as Headteacher, Dr Barry Wratten will be retiring at the end of the school term.

Dr Wratten joined Churchill in 2002 when the School had just been awarded Specialist Status as a Performing Arts School, and with it, a new specialist building. Since then, he has lead the way in moving the School to Foundation School Status, and more recently, to an Academy in 2011.

As well as these milestone projects, Dr Wratten has ensured the academic standards of the School have remained high, with Churchill amongst the top performing schools for GCSE and A Level results consistently in North Somerset. In July 2015, Churchill Academy was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted, and his leadership of the academy was highly praised.

Deputy Head, Mark Branch commented, “I feel that this Kissinger quote reflects Barry’s invaluable time at Churchill: ‘The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been’”.

Ian Poole, Chair of Governors, added “Barry has led the School with drive and unwavering determination to ensure that all students receive the best possible education. We value and appreciate all that he’s done over the years, both for the Academy the wider Churchill community.”