School Contact Details

Contact Address
Curry Mallet Church of England VC Primary School
Lower Street
Curry Mallet

Email Address

01823 480 421

01823 480 421


Homework Policy 2016 April 11, 2018 Download
Parental Complaints Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Parents Guide to preventing extremism and radicalisation March 29, 2018 Download
Governors Allowances Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Finance Policy March 29, 2018 Download
E-Safety Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Attendance Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Acceptable User Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Accessibility Plan March 29, 2018 Download


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills who inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.  The school is inspected generally every 4 years unless there has been a specific request from someone to come in earlier.  Reports of our Ofsted inspections are outlined below.

Ofsted Dashboard

Ofsted now produce a document which summarises the children’s attainment at Y2 and Y6, shows attendance data at these two ages and reflects the impact of the Pupil Premium funding to support those children deemed by Ofsted to be ‘disadvantaged’.

The link below will take you to the latest copy of the Dashboard.

You will notice that some of the graphs have no data shown.  This is because the year group concerned had too few children and so the data is not allowed to be published (with only a few children, it might be possible to identify individuals, which would not be right).

If you have any questions about the Dashboard, please speak to one of the class teachers or to the headteacher about it.

What is SIAMS

SIAMS stands for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, which is the inspection process for Diocesan Church Schools and focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.


What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals.

This is one of the current coalition government’s key education policies. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.

It also includes children who have special educational needs, children who are in care of the Local Authority (CLA) and children where a parent serves in the armed forces.

For our school, it is important to note that we invest the pupil premium in our pupils regardless of whether they are low attaining or not. This might be in the form of additional tuition out of school or extra support and challenge in school. Children with pupil premium often attain much higher than others.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about how we use pupil premium in school.

Pupil Premium Grant – Overview of the School

Special Educational Needs

We hope to identify as soon as possible those children who are in need of help, because of a specific difficulty.  We are usually able to give our own support to these children using the staff and resources we have in school.  If necessary, we can gain advice from the Special Needs Support teachers for our area.

We are guided in our work by the new Code of Practice.  We have a special needs co-ordinator who works with small groups and individuals on one morning per week, and an assistant who works for six hours each week.

We always try to discuss any worries we have with parents as soon as possible.  We hope that parents will contact us directly about any concerns they may have.

Children of all abilities will have access to additional support if and when it is required.

If you require any further details on our Special Educational Needs provisions please contact us

Special Needs Policy

What is PE & Sports Premium?

PE & Sports Premium is funding that the school receives based on the overall number of pupils we have attending.

We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer the children.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.



We believe that our school provides a good education for all our children, and that the headteacher and other staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents. The following policy sets out the procedure that the school follows in such cases.

If any parent is unhappy with the education that their child is receiving, or has any concern relating to the school, we encourage that person to talk to the child’s class teacher immediately.

For more information please download the PDF below:


The school is continually developing the curriculum in order to meet the needs of all pupils.  We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which will promote the moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils.  In other words, we are concerned with the development of the whole child as an individual, by giving each pupil the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities which will help them now and in later life.

Our curriculum is broad – introducing both boys and girls to all areas of learning and knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes.  It is balanced – each area of learning and experience receives appropriate attention in relation to the others.  It is matched to pupils` developing abilities and attitudes.  There is progression – work provided at each stage reflects and builds on that done previously.

Our curriculum seeks to promote the following outcomes:

~  The development of knowledge and understanding
~  The development of a wide range of skills – intellectual,  interpersonal and physical.
~  The development of personal qualities, values and attitudes

The National Curriculum provides the framework for our curriculum, but other topics and themes which we consider are important for our children are followed.  We aim to prepare our children for the wider world by covering issues such as citizenship, personal and social education, health, environmental education, equal opportunities and multi-cultural education.  These are often taught within the framework of R.E., Science or Geography.

Outlined below are links to our curriculum programs and procedures for your information as well as the parent guide for the new national curriculum.

Charges & Remissions

The aim of this policy is to set out what charges may be made for activities, what remissions will be implemented and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.

For more information please download the PDF below:


The Governors of the school meet regularly throughout the year and are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school.  Governors and staff work closely together to provide the pupils with the very best possible start to their education.

Thank you for considering Curry Mallet School as the right place for your child.  As a parent of three young children myself, I understand that your choice of school is so important to your child in ensuring that they get the best possible learning environment in which they can flourish academically, emotionally and socially.  I believe that you will get that environment at Curry Mallet School.

The basic ethos of our school is as a caring and friendly environment with strong links to our local community.  Our most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2009) stated that the care, guidance and support of pupils is outstanding.

The Governing Body, dedicated staff and supportive parents work together to ensure that the school’s high standards are maintained and that each child fulfils their potential whilst at the school, ensuring that they are well equipped to cope with the next stage of their education.

Board of Governors

Richard Thornton
Richard is a Parent Governor of the school.  He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a degree in Physics from Birmingham University.  Richard has three children and has lived in Curry Mallet since 2000.  He runs his own accountancy practice and provides tutoring and training in strategy and finance to a number of financial institutions.

Lizzie Fraser
I am delighted to write that I am the community governor for Curry Mallet School and I have never left school!  After my own school days I went straight to college and then headed out into the big wide world of… teaching!  Most of my teaching career has been in small village schools, (including Curry Mallet, many years ago!), and it was with great joy and pride that I became headteacher of my own small village school.

Not quite ready to retire, I am currently working with a delightful young child with special needs who frequently asks, ‘Are you happy?’  The answer is, ‘Yes I am!’  I have the privilege of working with children on a daily basis and living in a village where I know great things are happening at a vibrant and forward-looking school.
PS  I enjoy walking our large dog around the village, gardening when I have time, reading and….being with children!

Paul Reynolds
Currently Rector of the Seven Sowers Benefice (which stretches from Curry Mallet in the east to Orchard Portman in the west), I have been in the ordained ministry for the past 26 years serving in Reading, Solihull and Eton Wick near Windsor. Prior to Ordination, I was in banking for 6 years and co-ran a Christian air/sea freight business for Christian mission and general relief organisations for 2 years.  I am married to Kate and we have 3 grown up children.  When not wearing my ‘dog collar’, I enjoy walking, the occasional cycle ride and watching murder mysteries on TV!

Justin Adams
My first real contact with the school was when I was 13, when it was pointed out that doing handbrake turns in my Morris Minor by the fence was leaving unacceptable amounts of mud across the playground. Over subsequent decades, I have built up a happier relationship with the school as a neighbour, governor and parent, although the subject of mud has recurred from time to time.

Before becoming a governor, I had quite a lot of committee experience having done lengthy stints on the Parish Council and as a director of a large farmers’ purchasing organisation. In my ten years on the governing body I have tried to bring the perspective of someone who is self employed, practical and pragmatic and it has been satisfying to have had a small part in the development of the school.

When I was younger I was quite widely travelled, pursuing my interests of hill walking, rock climbing and mineralogy. These days I spend a lot of my time drilling holes in walls and changing batteries.

Crissie Osborne
After 10 years of playgroup/school fundraising and PTFA involvement, I felt it was time to leave the fun behind and take on a more serious role. Our school encourages each individual, both child and adult, to be the best person they can, in a safe learning environment. I became a govenor to have a part in the continuation of this ethos.

Sarah Lucas
I am a parent of three, all of whom attend the school, and also a qualified primary teacher and therefore have a valid and vested interest in education, children’s progress and their achievements at Curry Mallet Primary School.  I have also been the Chair of the Committee for the feeder playgroup so have experience of working as part of a team.

I became a governor in April 2011 because I wanted to work with staff, fellow governors and parents to ensure that each pupil at the school is able to achieve their full potential; that children get the best possible learning environment in order for them to flourish and to ensure the school’s long-term success by continuing to maintain and raise the current high standards at the school so that it remains one of the top schools in Somerset.

Simon Collins
I am a Parent Governor of the school and have 2 very happy children there. I have lived in Curry Mallet since 2004.

I became a governor in November 2015 because I am a strong supporter of the school ethos of providing a caring and friendly environment where each pupil is able to achieve their full potential.

I went to school in Taunton before doing a Degree in Engineering at University College London. I now work as a self-employed Programme Manager for companies across the Financial Services sector.

Chris Marks
I was born and brought up in Bristol, attending St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School and subsequently St Brendan’s College Grammar School.  Four years at Oxford Polytechnic resulted in a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, a return to Bristol in 1973, and a job with the City Council as a Strategic Planner.

I worked in Bristol until 2000, leaving to become Head of Planning at Sedgemoor District Council.  Along with this came the move to Somerset and Curry Mallet.

I left Sedgemoor following treatment for Lymphoma and then spent a number of years as a private planning consultant and I still do a small amount of planning work.  My real interest is classic cars but I also enjoy walking – and have done a number of the National Trails – and all forms of DIY.

I have two children, Adam and Laura.  Both attended state schools and went on to gain degrees at university.  Laura is currently completing a PhD in English in the USA and Adam has a job in Bristol.

I spent some time as a Parish Councillor here and helped produce the Parish Plan and a local walks booklet.  Currently, I am Vice Chair of the Village Hall Committee. 

Geoff Colenso
I am a parent of two ex pupils who both really enjoyed their time at Curry Mallet School, so felt I would try to put something back in by becoming a governor.

Having previously been involved with the PTFA, I could see how parents could support the school staff and help provide additional resources to benefit the children’s education – now as a governor I feel a great responsibility to make the most of these resources.

I am a self employed civil engineer who enjoys recreation time with boats, beer and curry.


Term Dates April 19, 2018 Download
Meal Menu April 11, 2018 Download
Homework Policy 2016 April 11, 2018 Download
newsletter-16.03.2018.pdf March 29, 2018 Download
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Pupil Medication Request Form March 29, 2018 Download
Somerton Tennis Event March 29, 2018 Download
Cricket All Stars March 29, 2018 Download
Prospectus 2017 March 29, 2018 Download
The New National Curriculum – Parents Guide March 29, 2018 Download
Literacy Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Calculations Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Literacy Rolling Program March 29, 2018 Download
Rolling Program March 29, 2018 Download
Curriculum Overview for Years 1-6 March 29, 2018 Download
Pre School Registration and Consent Forms March 29, 2018 Download
Pre School Booking Form March 29, 2018 Download
Pre School Covering Letter March 29, 2018 Download
Key Stage 2 Results March 29, 2018 Download
Board of Governors – Terms of Office March 29, 2018 Download
Pupil Premium 2017-2018 March 29, 2018 Download
Ofsted Report -2014 March 29, 2018 Download
Ofsted Report -2009 March 29, 2018 Download
Willow – Registration Form March 29, 2018 Download
Willow Fees March 29, 2018 Download
Class 3 – Fashion Show March 29, 2018 Download
Class 3 – Our Home learning Summer Term March 29, 2018 Download
Class 3 – Our curriculum Summer Term March 29, 2018 Download
Class 3 – Curriculum map March 29, 2018 Download
Times Table Rock Stars – Time Table Scatter Grams March 29, 2018 Download
Times Table Rock Stars – Logging on March 29, 2018 Download
Times Table Rock Stars – Handbook March 29, 2018 Download
This Term – Around the World in 80 Days – Homework March 29, 2018 Download
This Term – Around the World in 80 Days – Map March 29, 2018 Download
Class 1 – Curriculum Map Autumn 2017 March 29, 2018 Download
Class 1 – Spring 2018 March 29, 2018 Download
Term Dates March 29, 2018 Download
Behaviour Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Charging and Remissions Policy March 29, 2018 Download
PE & Sports Premium Report 2017-18 March 29, 2018 Download
Special Educational Needs Policy March 29, 2018 Download
SEND Information Report 2017 March 29, 2018 Download
Parental Complaints Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Parents Guide to preventing extremism and radicalisation March 29, 2018 Download
Governors Allowances Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Finance Policy March 29, 2018 Download
E-Safety Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Attendance Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Acceptable User Policy March 29, 2018 Download
Accessibility Plan March 29, 2018 Download
2014 SIAMs Report March 29, 2018 Download

Results & Performance Tables

DfE Performance table

Key Stage 2 Results