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  • Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery
    Waterloo Road
    Shepton Mallet
    BA4 5HE
  • Head: Mrs Honoria Thompson
  • T 01749 342322
  • F 01749 346 060
  • E office@sheptonmal…
  • W www.sheptonmal…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 7.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 223
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th February 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th November 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Shepton Mallet Infant School is an inclusive school which welcomes all children. We provide a happy, nurturing environment in which all children's achievements are valued and celebrated. The needs of children who may be experiencing learning, social or emotional difficulties are given a particular priority. These children receive a high level of support from a very experienced team. The SENCO ensures that the school receives advice from the appropriate agencies, such as the Specific Literacy (Dyslexia) team, or the Speech and Language Therapist; and works closely with the senior Speech and Language Therapist to set programmes and targets for children with speech and language difficulties. These are carried out by trained teaching assistants and are regularly monitored and reviewed. We have built an expertise within the school in successfully including children with Asperger's Syndrome, and in supporting children with emotional difficulties. We have been praised for our work with children for whom English is an additional language. We have set up English Language teaching groups in addition to successful strategies within each class with the support of the SENCO. In addition to specialist provision such as Forest School Sessions, Nurture Club, Language Groups, Provision for Children with Asperger's, English as a second language, the school offers a wide range of enrichment activities.

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:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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