Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating
Not Rated

Waterloo Road
Shepton Mallet
2 - 7
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Inspection
Full Report - All Reports
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

The school shares the site with a nursery which takes children from birth to four years old. The nursery is run by the same governing body as the school and has the same headteacher. However, it is registered and inspected separately from the school. Nearly half of all pupils are not from a White British background. The largest proportion of these come from Eastern European countries, mainly Poland, with other pupils coming from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Nearly half of all pupils do not speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is similar to the national figure. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities and who receive support is much higher than the proportion found in most schools. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club on site. Inspection report: Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery, 6–7 February 2018 Page 8 of 10 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed learning across the school and completed observations jointly with the headteacher. Meetings were held with the headteacher and the deputy headteacher, who also has the roles of coordinator for pupils who have SEN, Reception leader and literacy coordinator. Inspectors also met with governors, teachers, parents and pupils. Inspectors looked carefully at work in pupils’ books to check that they are making progress. Inspectors scrutinised a wide range of documentation, including the school’s selfevaluation and improvement plan, attendance records and information relating to the pupil premium and the sport premium. Inspectors talked to pupils in the playground while observing lunchtime and playtimes as well as in lessons. Inspectors took account of 17 responses to the Ofsted online survey, Parent View, and 27 responses to the staff survey. Inspectors checked the school’s safeguarding documentation carefully and spoke with adults and pupils to check that pupils are kept safe. Inspection team Janet Maul, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Martin Bragg Ofsted Inspector Marion Borland Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery, 6–7 February 2018 Page 9 of 10 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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