Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School

School Lane, Templecombe, BA8 0HP

  • Type of Institution

    Type of Institution Primary School

  • Age Range

    Age Range 4 - 11 Years

  • Religious Character

    Religious Character Church of England

  • Number of Places

    School Capacity 119

  • Number of Staff

    Number of Staff 22

  • Ofsted Rating

    Ofsted Rating Good


Headteacher Mr James Webb, Headteacher
Educational Stages Early Years Education / Reception (3 - 5 yrs)
Primary / Infants (5 - 7 yrs)
Primary / Juniors (7 - 11 yrs)
Legal Status Voluntary Controlled School
Local Authority Name Somerset
Parliamentary Constituency Somerton and Frome
Urban or Rural Setting Rural town and fringe


  • Latest Ofsted Rating Good
  • Latest Inspection Date 05/06/2019
  • Latest Ofsted Report View Report
  • This is a good school
  • Leaders have addressed effectively the areas for improvement following the previous inspection. This has led to significant improvements over the past two years, ensuring that teaching is good and pupils achieve well.
  • Leaders carefully monitor the quality of teaching and its impact on the progress made by different groups of pupils. They have an accurate understanding of school strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Governors receive detailed reports from leaders about pupils’ achievements. Their thorough knowledge of the school enables them to hold leaders to account effectively.
  • The proportion of Year 6 pupils achieving the higher standard in mathematics fell from above the national average in 2017 to below in 2018. Leaders are focusing on addressing this and improving pupils’ recall of mathematical facts appropriate for their ages.
  • Teachers and support staff say that they are proud to work at the school. They feel respected by leaders and the community.
  • Overall, pupils take pride in how they present their work. However, there is some inconsistency seen in pupils’ handwriting.
  • The curriculum is broad and exciting. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by a wide variety of learning opportunities that promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills well.
  • Leaders make sure that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are met. As a result, disadvantaged pupils make good and sometimes better progress than their peers.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress because they receive effective, well-planned support.
  • Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. They are polite, caring and they show respect for each other and for adults.
  • Children in the early years enjoy an exciting curriculum that encourages them to make good progress.
  • Parents are pleased with how well the school meets the specific needs of pupils.
Inspection Date 03/07/2013 23/02/2017 05/06/2019
Overall Ofsted Inspection Rating Good Requires Improvement Good
Achievment of Pupils Good Requires Improvement Good
Quality of Teaching Good Requires Improvement Good
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils Outstanding Good Good
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management Good Good Good
Report Type Full Inspection Full Inspection Full Inspection
View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report

Pupil and Staff Information

Number of Pupils
Percentage of Girls
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Percentage of SEN Pupils
Percentage of Pupils with English not as a first language
Percentage of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals
Number of Teachers
Number of Teaching Assistants
Number of Support Staff
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
Average Salary

Primary Level Performance

Around the area

School Lane, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0HP

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