Wellsway School was established in 1971, by amalgamating Keynsham Grammar School and Wellsway County Secondary School both of which opened on a shared site in the mid-fifties.
Further developments have taken place on the school site including a new art block, drama studio, science labs, Sixth Form areas, Staff Centre, Languages Building, extension to Technology and an all weather pitch, completed in 2005. A new sports centre is currently being constructed and is due for completion in September 2011.
In 2007, we became a specialist Sports and Science College and in September 2008 we are very pleased to have been asked by the DCSF to host the two B&NES Council School Sports Partnerships.
In October 2011, we became an Academy which was possible as a result of the 'Outstanding' Ofsted judgement that we received in March earlier that year.
The vast majority of the students of Wellsway School live in Keynsham and Saltford or the surrounding villages. There are 1357 students aged between 11–18 (251 in sixth form), and 84 members of the teaching staff and 36 support staff.