Langford Budville & Runnington

Overlooking the Vale of Taunton Deane

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Langford Budville Church of England Primary School

We are a small primary school set in the heart of the village of Langford Budville. Many of our children and their families live in the local area, but we also welcome children from surrounding villages and the nearby town of Wellington. Our thriving community has two mixed age classes, led by a team of experienced teachers and learning support assistants. We also make good use of further expertise from sports coaches and specialist music teachers to ensure the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for enrichment far beyond the ‘3 R’s’.


We make good use of the amazing natural resources on our doorstep, taking full advantage of the school’s position in the rural area, with regular forays into the woods and fields surrounding the village. Children also venture further afield, broadening their experiences on visits to museums, the theatre and other places of interest.


Our school is linked to the church, and we benefit from a close and supportive relationship with the local clergy, who visit on a weekly basis to lead acts of worship. We make use of the church throughout the year for worship and other aspects of our learning and the older children participate in wider learning opportunities run by the diocese. Our parents’ association, FLBSA, is also very active, raising money for extra treats and supporting the work of the school in many ways.

‘It is our vision to create and maintain, in partnership with parents and carers, a caring, happy community in which Christian Values are upheld.’

All staff have high expectations for each child to achieve the best they can, regardless of any obstacles which may be in their way. We know the children and their families well, and encourage all children to aim high, challenging everyone to reach and exceed their goals, developing resilience and a determination to succeed. We have four ‘Curriculum Drivers’: Emotional Awareness, Spirituality, The Arts and Possibilities which give us a focus to our topic work, taking the children from what they already know, to formulating questions about what else they would like to know and how they may be able to do this. Children are encouraged to be independent learners, taking some responsibility for the direction of their learning in both class-based work and through half termly home-learning projects. 

There have been some significant recent staffing changes at Langford Budville, with the retirement of both the head teacher and senior teacher, together with a short-lived alliance with a Devon-based academy which ended in July 2017. We are now linked with the local WARF (Wellington Area Rural Federation) group of schools – 2 other small village schools spaced around the perimeter of Wellington, and are benefitting from opportunities to work together as staff teams, supporting each other through shared expertise and resourcing. The teaching team at Langford is strong and experienced, and is led by the Head of School and Executive Headteacher from within the WARF group.

If you would like to find out more about our school, please follow the link to our website and make an appointment to have a look around. We look forward to meeting you!

Jane Major, Head of School