Primary Schools Sports Grant
Academic Year 2017 - 2018
Knottingley St Botolph’s C of E Academy is a single status Academy directly responsible to the DfE. We are affiliated members of the Wakefield Diocesan Academy Trust, We occupy a relatively small site less than half a mile from the centre of Knottingley. The school was formed by the amalgamation of a Middle and First School which occupied the present buildings and converted to an Academy 1st December 2012. We are a one and a half form entry Academy with a Nursery on site.
Almost all of our children come through our own Nursery/Lower Foundation Unit however there is an increasing number of mobility within our catchment area. Our pupils come from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and few are from ethnic minority backgrounds with most coming from homes with English as a first language. Most live within walking distance.
Our current number on roll for September 2017 is 342, including a 39 (FTE) place nursery. The school intake comes from homes with, on average, low rates of higher education and high rates of overcrowding. On entry the children’s language skills are below average for their age. 11% of current pupils are known to be eligible for FSM, with 22% Pupil Premium. Approximately 7% of children have special educational needs and 2% has statements for such needs.
As a church school we have strong links with the community, Elim Church, Methodist Church and St Botolph’s Church. Local Clergy contribute to collective worship regularly. The whole school attend services in Church for Christmas, Easter, St Botolph’s Day, Celebration events and a ‘Leavers’ service.