The Mendip Edge Federation comprises four schools determined to achieve excellence through collaboration, partnership and challenge whilst maintaining their individuality.

The Mendip Edge Federation was established in January 2014 as a hard federation between Cheddar First School, Draycott & Rodney Stoke Church of England VA First School, Fairlands Middle School and Shipham Church of England VC First School.

We aim to:

  • Promote the well-being of pupils.
  • Maximise the impact of our shared expertise and resources at all levels.
  • Learn from our strengths, recognise areas for development and support change.
  • Constantly challenge ourselves and each other.
  • Strive for excellence, high levels of achievement and offer outstanding opportunities for all our pupils and staff.


Visit the school web sites:

Cheddar First School
Draycott and Rodney Stoke C of E VA First School
Fairlands Middle School Fairlands Middle School
Shipham C of E VC First School

Contact the Governing Body:

There is one Governing Body acting on behalf of all four schools in the Mendip Edge Federation.  To contact the governors you may address correspondence to the Chair of Governors either in writing via any of our schools or by email to the Clerk, Debbie Andrews, at DAndrews1@educ.somerset.gov.uk