Broadhempston is a traditional village school, which was built in 1870. The school currently has on roll 59 children, split between four classes. There is an outdoor area to the rear of the school, which has been re-covered with a special soft safety surface, and is used as a play area and outdoor classroom. There is also a large playground and Village Hall opposite the school which is used by the children at play/lunch time and for PE lessons and special events. We are situated some six miles east of Totnes in an attractive rural village and are well known for our links with our family community and our outdoor learning
The staff at our school are caring, experienced and committed to meeting the individual needs of every child, and to creating a happy, secure environment. We believe that Broadhempston is and will continue to be a special place to learn and work. We are a happy, friendly and welcoming family community. We take real pleasure in our successes; both in achievement and personal gains – whatever they might be; if they are important to the children, they are important to us.
The key aim of the school is to produce confident children who are literate and numerate, enjoy a breadth of opportunities to develop a sense of creativity and who have the skills necessary to support their future learning. The development of the ‘whole child’ is what drives the staff at Broadhempston.
We are supported by our PTFA group who work hard to raise additional funds for the school to provide extra opportunities for the children. This is done in a variety of fun ways, including discos for the children, Bags2School and fairs at Christmas.
Thanks to them, the school also enjoys the luxury of a minibus which was paid for by the PTFA and is regularly used to transport children to a range of trips including sports competitions, performing arts events and educational visits. We also provide Forest School sessions; children visit our outdoor site at the wooded area of the Beacon in small groups on a regular basis to explore and learn about their environment. In the coming year our youngest children will also be able to make weekly use of the Wild Woodland area at our partner school, Landscove, to further enrich their learning.
With links to our partner schools within the Trust, the church and the local community, our children are given varied learning experiences. As they move through the school the children have opportunities to develop their talents in a range of different ways that will underpin their confidence and enable them to achieve the their goals. Whilst with us children learn how important it is to support everyone else and work in harmony to make a little school a very special place to be.
We are very proud of our bijoux school which has a big heart and offer you a warm welcome.
Mrs Jill Ryder