Great Barton Church of England Primary Academy

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School Road
Great Barton
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 2RJ
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Pupils
211
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Ages
5 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/1/09)
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79%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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This first school is smaller than average. Approximately two thirds of the pupils are from the village; the remaining pupils come from Bury St Edmunds or the nearby area. The school has a good reputation locally and the EYFS is oversubscribed. Almost all pupils are White British. English is an additional language for a small number of pupils but they are all competent bi-lingual speakers. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is low. The percentage of pupils who find learning difficult is average although the percentage with statements detailing their educational need is a little above average. There has been a recent increase in the number of pupils joining or leaving the school at various points of the school year. The school provides family learning programmes and parental access to support services on demand as part of its extended schools core provision. Most children have pre-school experience before joining the school. There is a separately and privately run local pre-school. This also provides holiday, pre and after school care. Attainment on entry reflects the full range of ability generally seen in children of this age, although a significant minority have delay in their personal development, language and mathematics skills. The school has gained Activemark in recognition of its work in sports and physical education. It has also gained the Financial Management in Schools award.

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