Broomfield Community Primary School

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Broomfield Community Primary School

Name Broomfield Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 29 June 2016
Address Ploughmans Lea, East Goscote, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 3ZQ
Phone Number 01162606704
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor Bradgate Education Partnership
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persisitent Absence 14.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 15%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. Most children attending the school come from the immediate area. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage and a very small number speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well below the national average. This funding provides extra support for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or children looked after. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. In 2014 and 2015, the school met national floor targets for key stage 2 achievement which are the minimum standards for the attainment and progress of pupils set by government. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school works closely with the umbrella trust, STEP, which is a designated teaching school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher’s calm, considered and caring leadership unites the staff and governors in a concerted and successful drive to bring about school improvement. Subject leaders have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities and a clear focus on what needs to be done to improve pupils’ outcomes further. Governors make a strong contribution to the vision and rigour that is moving the school forward. During their time at the school, pupils make good progress from their starting points. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make the same good progress as others. Teachers carefully check what pupils know and plan thoroughly to meet the needs of different groups of pupils. Pupils are keen to learn because the school’s curriculum interests and engages them through a wide range of experiences and hands-on learning opportunities, particularly in science, art and physical education. Pupils’ attendance is consistently above average. Pupils behave well and get on well with each other. Children make a good start to their education in the early years. They benefit from interesting and motivating activities that they enjoy. These help them to learn confidently. In all years, including the Reception Year, the school’s caring ethos is reflected in the mutually respectful relationships between pupils and staff. Leaders and staff make sure that all pupils feel safe and well cared for. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teaching is of the same consistently high quality as some of the strongest teaching in the school. Teachers do not always use their accurate assessment of pupils’ progress precisely enough to deepen and extend pupils’ understanding. Rapid improvements in leadership and management systems across the school, although effective, are not yet fully embedded in how the school functions.