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  • Avishayes Community Primary School
    Fairway Rise
    Chard
    Somerset
    TA20 1NS
  • Head: Clare Rinaldi
  • T 01460 63050
  • F 01460 66532
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.avishayes.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 229
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 13th December 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 14th May 2015

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 15th May 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We are a school with considerable experience of providing for children with a wide range of special educational needs. Until four years ago, there was a unit attached to the school to which children with complex special needs in the immediate area could go, instead of having to travel more than 10 miles to a special school in one of the bigger towns. As a result of this enhanced provision - which has now ceased, as the LEA has devolved funds so that children can be included in schools even more local to themselves - we still retain many of the experienced teaching and non-teaching staff in the school. Amongst our many resources, we have excellent disabled facilities, such as lifts, adjustable beds (one with a shower) and tables, as well as fully trained staff in moving and handling. All our teaching assistants are trained to at least NVQ2 in supporting pupils within the classroom and all staff keep their expertise up-to-date by attending courses and INSET training. We have regular input and advice from a speech and language therapist who helps us devise programmes for our many children with communication difficulties and from the physiotherapist and occupational therapist together with the input provided by the LEA support services.

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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most years
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sometimes, but not in this year


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