Reaching for the stars - let your light shine!
Serving - Believing - Growing



“The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.”
SIAMS Church School Inspection - January 2015

Message from the Headteacher
On behalf of the children, staff and Governors at Barnham Broom Church of England Primary School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school website.  We hope our website provides you with an insight into our delightful school.

Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School is a lovely, well-equipped school, situated in the beautiful village of Barnham Broom; nestled between Norwich, Wymondham and Dereham. Our school has been extended over the years and we are proud to maintain many of the original, historic parts of the school. We have strong links with our local church St Peter's and St Paul's in Barnham Broom and are well supported by our local community.

Our philosophy is to enable every child to learn to the best of their ability; to achieve their full potential and to attain high academic standards. With our vision 'Reaching For The Stars - Let Your Light Shine - Serving, Believing, Growing'  we strive to create an environment where the children’s self-esteem and respect for others and themselves, 
can develop to the full; where we support each other to do our very best and where we celebrate our special qualities and our individuality.  

We pride ourselves on our strong Christian values and ethos; we believe that everyone is an amazing, unique individual and we welcome, care for, serve and support all in our school, in the local and the wider community.

Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School works closely with the Wymondham Cluster of schools and other schools in our area, our children feed predominantly into the Wymondham, Norwich and Dereham High Schools.

Welcome to our school.  Mrs Heather Benson. Headteacher

You will find lots of information about our school and the fantastic things that we are involved in by looking through the different pages on this site. You will find key information on the drop down menus at the top and there are additional sub-pages and documents nearer the bottom of some of the pages.  If you require a paper copy of any of the information on the school website, please contact the school office on 01603 759656.

Booking link for May 2021 Parents' Consultations

Please go to the Coronavirus tab at the top for Coronavirus information and links to key websites. 

There is more information about home learning along with home learning activities under each of the class pages.

For the latest letter for parents regarding return to school please go to the Parents Tab at the top and select the Newsletters option.

Thinking Of Joining Our School?

Is your child due to start school for the first time in September 2022?
Has your child already started at another school and you are thinking of changing schools?

If you are moving into the area or are thinking of changing schools for another reason, we would normally invite you to come along to visit our school. However, with the increase in Covid cases we have filmed a virtual tour for you. Please phone the school office on 01603 759656 if you have any further questions.  Please also have a look around our website.  

All admissions to our school have to go via the Norfolk County Council Admissions team:

Click here to go to the Norfolk County Council Webpage for admissions.

To watch our virtual tours click on the parents tab at the top of the page and then select starting school

Barnham Broom Public Calendar

Come and visit our school and reach for the stars!

Click on the Purple Mash Link below, your child will have received their password. There are lots of fun activities for them to do, including learning to type. If you have any difficulties, please contact your child's teacher.
SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) February 2020

"Good relationships shine out. Their importance permeates
throughout the school and into everything that the school does".

"The school is a very calm and safe environment. It is a highly nurturing school that succeeds in developing the best in its pupils, both academically and emotionally. Pupils enjoy a challenge and can persevere when things get tough."

"This is a school where parents see their children ‘grow and blossom.’ Many parents choose the school because of its inclusive and welcoming ethos."

"Pupils have a very good understanding of diversity, and the similarities and differences that diversity brings, despite living in a small rural community."

"All pupils are provided with experiential, spiritual, outdoor and healthy activities to support their mental health. The leadership team actively promote belonging, positive mental health and wellbeing amongst all members of the community."

"The curriculum is broad and rich in order to open opportunities to new experiences and tap into pupils’ potential."

"Pupils are interested in environmental and global issues and are passionate about trying to do their bit to help the world, and serve others, knowing that their effort can have an impact."

OFSTED - May 2018

"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have successfully raised pupils’ standards further"

"The dedication of your staff and the very positive attitudes of pupils to their learning are, undoubtedly, contributory factors to the school’s ongoing success."

"One parent’s comment echoed the sentiment of others: ‘The behaviour of the children is brilliant – they are polite, confident and proud of their school.’ "

"Pupils show consideration to each other in lessons and around the school. Their attitudes to learning are consistently positive and they work and play well with each other."

"Leaders’ vision of ‘reaching for the stars’ is at the heart of the school’s work. Pupils have opportunities to be involved in decision making and exercise social responsibility through the work of the school council."

OFSTED - October 2014

" Pupils' attitudes to learning are exemplary.  They are eager to learn and incredibly proud of their achievements."

"Pupils' conduct is outstanding.  They are polite to each other, adults and visitors.  They feel happy and safe in school."

"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding.  Pupils are immensely positive about their school and their learning. They love to acquire new skills, knowledge and understandi
ng so arrive smartly, eagerly and punctually to school each morning."


Heather Benson,
20 Oct 2020, 06:09