Butleigh Church of England Primary School

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Butleigh Church of England Primary School

Name Butleigh Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.butleighprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 February 2013
Address High Street, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8SX
Phone Number 01458850511
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 91 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 16%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%
Persisitent Absence 15.2%
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.