|Name||Broxbourne CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||11 January 2012|
|Address||Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7AY|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||243 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||5.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
The school is average in size for a primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of those who speak English as an additional language is below average, as is the proportion of children identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. The school exceeds the current floor standard set by the government, which determines the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. There is a before- and after-school club managed by the governing body. The school has a number of awards, including the Leading Aspect award for literacy and the Church Schools award.
This is an outstanding school. The headteacher and the senior staff constantly communicate a strong vision for excellence and work effectively as a team, driving the excellent achievement of all pupils. Achievement is outstanding across subjects because teachers ensure pupils use many skills in each lesson. Excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is underpinned by a focus on practical experiences to develop their knowledge of other cultures and their understanding of the importance and consequences of their own actions. The behaviour of pupils is exemplary with very positive attitudes toward each other and staff. The procedures for safeguarding pupils are extremely effective and demonstrate the school’s capacity to provide a secure and stimulating environment for all pupils, including those with disabilities. As a result pupils say they feel very safe. Teaching is excellent because teachers know their pupils exceptionally well and are extremely well supported by diligent and knowledgeable teaching assistants who focus very well on pupils’ learning. Very occasionally, there is not enough challenge for the higher attaining pupils. The curriculum is exemplary in the way it is matched to the specific learning needs of individual pupils; the use of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) across the curriculum contributes to pupils’ outstanding achievements in all subjects. School leaders undertake frequent and highly effective monitoring of teaching and learning, with sharing of expertise. This is very effective in maintaining high standards and a continued drive for further improvement.