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Broadhempston Village Primary School


Key findings from our inspection June 2013:


Overall effectiveness - Outstanding 1
Achievement of pupils - Outstanding 1
Quality of teaching - Outstanding 1
Behaviour and safety of pupils - Outstanding 1
Leadership and management - Outstanding 1


Summary of key findings for parents and pupils


  • This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points and attain high standards by the end of Year 6.


  • Pupils’ achievement in mathematics has been particularly strong with a high proportion of pupils reaching the higher levels.


  • Pupils benefit from high quality teaching. Teachers convey high expectations of learning and behaviour. All pupils are expected to do their best and they respond extremely well.


  • Teachers set demanding tasks which are well suited to pupils’ abilities and learning needs.


  • Pupils have very good opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in working independently, investigating and solving problems.


  • Pupils show extremely positive attitudes to learning. They are enthusiastic and learn exceptionally well, either on their own or in teams as required.


  • Behaviour is often exemplary in lessons, in assembly and in the playing areas.


  • Pupils feel extremely safe and very well cared for by the staff.


  • Attendance is well above average.


  • By the time they leave, pupils are confident and mature learners who are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education.


  • The headteacher provides strong leadership and educational direction.


  • Other leaders and staff work very well as a team in raising achievement and in promoting high quality teaching and outstanding personal development for pupils.


  • An exciting range of learning activities is provided with mathematics, sport, outdoor learning and music as key strengths.


  • The school has established successful partnerships with parents and the community.


You can read the full inspection by downloading the below document.