The Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership has started the new school year by welcoming new head teacher Alun Williams.
Mr Williams has taken over the helm at both Norton Hill and Somervale following the retirement of Peter Beaven, having moved to the school from a secondary school in South Gloucestershire.
Mr Williams said he was "extremely proud" to be leading the two schools and described the partnership as "thriving."
He said the two schools will continue to work together and share expertise to offer students an extremely wide curriculum for the brightest futures.
Mr Williams added: "I intend to ensure that results achieved by children at each school continue to rise and would like to see further partnership work both across the two schools and with other institutions.
"Academic outcomes at both schools are high and continue to be above the national averages. In 2012 every Year 13 student achieved their place at university despite it being tougher than ever to get into higher education.
"These good news stories result from students and staff working hard so that every child achieves their best.
"I am determined to ensure that every student at Norton Hill and Somervale will achieve more than they thought possible in a safe, healthy learning environment."
He also thanked parents who he said have been welcoming and supportive since he took over the post at the start of September.
Mr Williams invited parents to come to the school to meet him at one of the forthcoming open evenings, which take place at Somervale on Wednesday, September 19, and at Norton Hill on Thursday, September 20.
See our Open Days pull-out.