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 VA 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 in the sidebar menus on the left hand side and there are additional subpages and documents within 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.
Thinking Of Joining Our School?
Is your child due to start school for the first time in September 2023?
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 COVID restrictions, we may have to work differently - please phone the School Office on 01603 759656 to speak with us about what is currently possible. 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 here or go to the Parents page in the sidebar menu and then select Starting School
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."
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 understanding so arrive smartly, eagerly and punctually to school each morning."