R A Butler Academies (Junior and Infant)

RA Butler Academy is situated in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden in Essex. Built in 1965, the schools were named after RA Butler, a politician who was very influential in the 1944 Education Act. Lord Butler was part of the order of ceremony when the schools officially opened in November 1965.The Academy has attractive grounds with a large grass playing field, recently refurbished buildings and a recently laid all weather astro-turf pitch. The schools each have 2.5 forms of entry. The total current roll is 525 pupils (300 Junior children and 225 Infant children). That is eighteen classes, including three mixed age classes across the schools.
Although the schools are separate they now work closely together. Our members of staff want the best for our children and we all recognise the huge importance of the partnership between teachers and parents. Everyone sees their class as part of the whole school community, sharing their own particular interests and giving freely of their time. Our teaching staff are committed to supporting colleagues both in school and around the community. Our Leadership Team boasts a range of skills and expertise; we have experience leading on Initial Teacher Training programmes, moderating writing across the County and working as Senior Leaders of Education.
We offer a creative curriculum in a safe, caring and well-resourced environment. Our schools have an inclusive approach with good learning opportunities for all; promote the raising of standards and the development of outstanding leaders for the future.
We believe that, as teachers, we need to get it right – our pupils have one chance at primary education and their time at school is short, precious and cannot be repeated. We strive to provide a quality education, to reflect critically on our practices and to adapt and develop our strategies to ensure we offer the most appropriate learning opportunities at all times. We aim for the education we provide to take children confidently into the secondary phase of their education and beyond, as lifelong learners.