Broadheath C.E. Primary School stands on the western edge of the village of Lower Broadheath, next to Christ Church, the parish church for the village. The school has in excess of 130 pupils on roll serving a catchment area of the village, surrounding farms.
The school building is based on a Victorian school and chapel, which dates back to the 1870’s. Two classes are housed in the Victorian part of the building with one classroom for Year 2 pupils and the other for Year 3 and 4 pupils. Another classroom which is currently used for Year 4 and 5 children and a final classroom for Year 1 pupils, a hall, offices and staff room have over time been added to the school. Two further classrooms, one used by Pre-School and the other accommodating our Reception children and a creative/cookery area make up the remainder of the main body of the school. One mobile classroom is set in the school grounds and currently houses our Year 6 and some of our Year 5 pupils. In total we have six classes which are single year group in Reception and Key Stage 1 and mixed year groups in Key Stage 2.
Every class has wi-fi, digital projectors, interactive white boards and access to laptops and netbooks. Outside there are several tarmac play areas, an environmental garden, a grassed area and a ‘forested’ area. All staff are trained in outdoor learning. The school also uses the paddock as a games field.
Broadheath is a happy, caring school, which develops the individual whist fostering a sense of community and responsibility. The school is a controlled Church of England school with close links to the church and parish.
The staff consists of a head teacher, and seven teachers one of which deputises in the Head’s absence. We have a team of nine teaching assistants supporting pupils, running pre-school, breakfast and after school clubs. Administration is handled by a financial assistant/secretary and a clerical assistant. The school has a knowledgeable and committed Governing Body and an active PTA who are always looking for new members.