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  • West Burton Church of England Primary School
    West Burton
    Leyburn
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 4JY
  • Head: Miss Charlotte Harper
  • T 01969 663230
  • F 01969 663 846
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.westburtonschool.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 23
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • 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 6th February 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 23rd April 2013

    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: Good on 27th September 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

My daughter joined the school in the Summer 2016 and has not looked back! She has come on so much in her basic reading, writing, and maths. She is on the dyslexia spectrum and the school have been extremely supportive and as such her educational experience has not been marred by her dyslexia. Additional activities such as Forest School, school productions and most recently an archaeological field trip to help on a live dig all enhance not just her education but her overall development. The school has also been incredibly supportive in a pastoral role to both myself and my daughter. A small but excellent caring school.

Commented on 6th Jul 2017

Our daughter was welcomed into Reception Class at West Burton School in 2014, she is currently KS1 and is excited to be moving into KS2 in September 2017. The quality of education and overall experience she receives is excellent. Children are encouraged to progress with certificates for Maths Missions, Pen License for Writing, and School Ambassadors are elected to uphold the RESPECT Code. The children have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities such as Forest Schools, the local Tournament of Song, etc. to name but a few. Our daughter also takes part in the after school Sports Club where she really enjoys earning the medals! Parents are invited to join the children at a weekly Celebration Assembly where it is lovely to hear about what the children have been up to and to celebrate achievements such as House Points, Pupil of the Week and Head Teachers Award with all of the children. To sum up - small but perfectly formed

Commented on 28th Jun 2017

This is an excellent small village school, set in the middle of the village of West Burton. Children are provided with an excellent all-round education and with a Good Ofsted report our children are very happy here and excel in their learning. As a village school there is a great sense of community and teachers are able to adapt to the needs of the children.

Commented on 27th Jun 2017

This small school provides an excellent all-round education and is able to focus on the specific needs of each individual child. In addition to the quality of teaching, there is a superb ethos and every single child enjoys their school.

Commented on 26th Jun 2017

As the parent of one ex pupil, one current pupil and two future pupils, i can say that the quality of education received at West Burton is superb. The atmosphere is friendly, every child seems to love their time their and the attitude to learning is fantastic. The number of pupils may be fairly small, but the overall experience is outstanding.

Commented on 25th Jun 2017

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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.

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