The Abbey CE VA Primary School

Local Authority School. At The Abbey Primary School we value every child for their unique nature. We aim to: enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring, independent, self-motivated learners; foster children’s self-esteem, help them build positive relationships with others; develop children’s self-respect, encourage them to understand ideas, attitudes and values of other people from a range of cultures, teach them to respect others' feelings and heritage; enable children to understand their community, and help them feel valued as part of it; help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.


01747 852620
Fax: 01747 852620


Venue address
St James Street
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:30
Tue: 09:00-15:30
Wed: 09:00-15:30
Thu: 09:00-15:30
Fri: 09:00-15:30

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mr Michael Salisbury. School Prospectus available from the school office. Visits welcomed, at any time, from parents and children thinking of joining our school, please telephone the office to make an appointment.
Age Range Details
4 to 11 years.
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
21/03/2017 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
The school is accessible to wheelchairs, but going outside between parts of the buildings is necessary.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking spaces.
Toilet facility information
Disabled access toilet, with wash down facilities.
Other Facilities
We aim to work with parents and external agencies to support the needs of any child who joins the school; contact school for details. For example, we have currently - acoustically adapted classrooms in Rec/KS1 and shared learning spaces. 'The Den' - a room for emotional support. Generous outdoor space with play equipment and quiet spaces.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
The motto of our school is 'being the best we can be' and this is our aim for all our children, and our staff working with them. We aim to identify any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) as soon as possible using our trained Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and our experienced staff. This means we can put in appropriate support enabling our children to reach their full potential right from the start of their school life with us. We have a caring and enthusiastic staff who are committed to providing an engaging learning environment for all children, whatever their needs and interests. We have an on-going training programme to make sure these staff are able to make use of new approaches and ideas. We also provide a safe, welcoming learning space with exciting resources.
See our school's SEND policies and support information.

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Address: St James Street  Shaftesbury  Dorset

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