R A Butler Junior School

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South Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 3DG
01799523651
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Pupils
356
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Ages
7 - 11
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Mixed
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Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(6/6/17)
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80%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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R A Butler Junior School converted to become an academy in November 2010 as part of a trust arrangement along with R A Butler Infants School. When the predecessor school R A Butler Junior School was last inspected by Ofsted, its overall effectiveness was judged outstanding. The academy is located in Essex. It is larger than the average primary school. RA Butler Junior and Infants share a single governing body and an executive headteacher. There has been no executive headteacher in post since October 2012 and the school has been led by an acting headteacher. A well-below-average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children that are looked after, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of families in the armed forces. Most pupils are White British, with English as their first language. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The academy meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has undergone significant building work over the last year. Some classes are made up of mixed year groups. What does the school need to do to improve further? Improve the quality of teaching further so that more is outstanding in every year group by ensuring that: all teachers’ comments on pupils’ work make it clear what must be improved all teachers make sure that they check pupils’ understanding during the lesson and change tasks and activities if necessary to extend learning pupils in Years 4 and 5 make the same progress as pupils in other years. Improve achievement in writing by making sure that pupils are given opportunities: to write at length in every year group, across all subjects, to further improve pupils’ writing skills to discuss their ideas before they write them down.

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