Research Schools Network

Blog Header Image Posted on: 8th Jul 2020

Since September 2017, The Blue School has been designated as one of 32 Research Schools in a national network across England.

In February 2020, we were re-designated by the Education Endowment Foundation and have secured further funding for 2 years to boost the quality of teaching and learning in the region through better use of research evidence.

We are titled

"West Somerset Research School at The Blue School, Wells"

and initially prioritised our efforts in the West Somerset Opportunity Area.  We are now aiming to work with schools across Somerset and the South West to develop a programme of support and events to get more teachers using research evidence in ways that really make a difference in the classroom.

Already in place is a full programme of training and events.

For full details about this work, please visit

West Somerset Research School

and to find out more about The Research Schools Network, in general, please visit

Research Schools Network