Bromstone Primary School, Broadstairs

Name Bromstone Primary School, Broadstairs
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 March 2019
Address Rumfields Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2PW
Phone Number 01843867010
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 488 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 25.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The executive headteacher also has responsibility for two other local primary schools. She is supported by two heads of school: one oversees early years and key stage 1, the other focuses on key stage 2. Bromstone Primary School is a larger-than-average-sized primary school for pupils aged 4 to 11. There is an ESTA for 26 pupils in key stages 1 and 2 who have education, health and care plans for SEND that relate to visual and/or hearing impairments and/or speech, language and communication difficulties. This is funded by the local authority. Typically, all places are taken up. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds is above the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders at all levels have high ambition for their pupils and staff. They are committed to improving the school continually. Staff share leaders’ ambition and vision. All work hard to provide the best for pupils. Leaders have improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. They have ensured that staff are well trained and continually reflect on the impact that their work has on pupils. Leaders are currently reviewing the curriculum. There are many extra-curricular opportunities that support pupils’ learning. However, in some national curriculum subjects, pupils do not fully develop a secure knowledge of the learning that teachers intend them to attain. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) learning is not developed fully enough. Some pupils do not have a secure understanding of life in modern multicultural Britain. Governors do not have a clear understanding of their full range of responsibilities. They provide strong financial challenge, but they do not have a good enough overview of all aspects of leaders’ work. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school and the support provided by staff. Standards have risen over time and pupils now attain in line with national averages. Current pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making good progress in reading, writing, mathematics and phonics. Children in Reception enjoy a wide range of exciting play and learning activities. They make rapid progress from starting points that are often low. Staff work very hard to build positive relationships with pupils and their families. They use these relationships very well to make sure that pupils are engaged in their learning. As a result, pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are good. Staff plan exciting learning activities that help pupils to make good progress. However, sometimes expectations for what pupils can do are not high enough. Consequently, some of the most able do not make enough progress to attain the higher standards. Provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a strength of the school. The support that these pupils receive enables them to make exceptional progress. Pupils are very happy at the school. They are proud of the school values and the way that everyone works well together.