|Name||Butleigh Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 February 2013|
|Address||High Street, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8SX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||91 (56% boys 44% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||16%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||19.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Butleigh is a much smaller than average school which serves the village of Butleigh and the surrounding area. There are four mixed-age classes which change from year to year as group sizes change. This year the make up is: Reception and Year 1, Years 2 and 3, Years 4 and 5, Years 5 and 6. The school has a lower percentage of pupils supported through school action than most other schools. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is smaller than the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the proportion of pupils known to be eligible for additional funding through the pupil premium is below the national average. There is a below average proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion of pupils learning English as an additonal language is also below average. The school meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has no alternative provision.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Select Pupils achieve well. Last year every pupil in Year 6 attained at least the expected levels in English and mathematics and also made at least the expected two levels progress since the end of Year 2. School documentation shows that this good progress is continuing. Teaching is good and for the pupils in Years 5 and 6 it is consistently outstanding. Pupils are very well motivated to learn because lessons are interesting and activities are stimulating. Teachers plan well for the different ages and abilities of pupils in their classes. Pupils feel extremely safe in school. Their behaviour is outstanding and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. The curriculum is creative and exciting. It makes good links across subjects and promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. Leadership and management are good. Senior leaders and governors understand very well how the school is doing. They regularly check the quality of teaching and learning and training is provided as needed to further enhance teachers’ skills. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not always have enough opportunities to use and apply their skills and knowledge in mathematics to solve problems. The highest attainers in mathematics are not provided with enough open-ended investigations to challenge their thinking. In some classes pupils have too few chances to generate their own ideas and questions to lead their learning and thus gain greater independence.