Buttsbury Junior School
- Buttsbury Junior School
Norsey View Drive
- Head: Mrs Ann Robinson
- T 01277 623217
- F 01277 631141
- E [email protected]
- W www.buttsbury-…un.essex.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Essex
- Pupils: 496
- Religion: None
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 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 12th September 2018
- 2 Full inspection 5th March 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 10th May 2013
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
The school serves a settled residential area to the north of the town. Many pupils achieve highly in the three core subjects English, mathematics and science. Facilities are good with two ICT suites, two halls, a Design Technology room and an instrumental music practice room. There is a before and after school care club, a wide range of sporting opportunites, a school choir and a school orchestra.
Converted to an academy 2011. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
The school provides general SEN support to pupils assessed to be at 'School Action' and 'School Action Plus' within the SEN Code of Practice. Pupils with a statement of SEN are provided in line with the requirements of the Statement, supported by external specialist teacher advice. There is a well establisd 'Gym Trail' to support dyspraxic pupils and a Teaching Assistant has expertise in supporting pupils with language delay. Most pupils on the SEN register make at least two levels progress over the four years.
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.
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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:
sometimes, but not in this year