This is an average size school serving an area with significant social deprivation in the town of Frome. Almost all pupils come from this area and are of White British origin with English as their first language. Pupil mobility is low. The percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals is above average. A high proportion of pupils, about 40%, have learning difficulties or disabilities (LDD). The school has a Nurture Group for pupils who have social and emotional difficulties. It also hosts and manages a combined children's and healthy living centre which includes the school's Nursery class led by the deputy headteacher. This was recently inspected and judged to be outstanding in all aspects. Attainment on entry to the Nursery and Reception classes is very low.