About our School
Church Broughton Primary School is a Church of England controlled school, situated near the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. It is in a beautiful, rural location and along with the Church of St Michael and All Angels, is a central part of the village of Church Broughton.
We are proud to be a Church School and our close links with the Church Community strengthen and enrich our Christian Ethos, which lies at the heart of everything we do. Our children come to us from Church Broughton itself and also from a range of surrounding villages. The majority of children transfer to John Port School in Etwall at the age of eleven. We are funded by the Derbyshire Local Authority and work closely with the LA to implement improvements.
The school was built in 1974 and is of a semi open-plan design. There are four classrooms/teaching areas, a library, a community room/staff room, offices and a hall. The hall serves as a place for Collective Worship, as a gymnasium and as a dining room. School meals are cooked on the premises.
Our school motto is ‘Care, Believe, Succeed’. We provide children with a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn and flourish. We actively encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and become increasingly independent. Our high expectations of behaviour, along with the many opportunities to celebrate success, make for a school in which all stakeholders are proud to be part of.
We actively promote inclusion of those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. A dropped curb area in the main car park, facilitates smooth wheelchair access to footpaths around school. These, in turn, provide access to the playground areas and school playing fields. Playground and field access can also be gained through wide pedestrian gates. The offices have been refitted with wide access doorways. The school site is not yet able to offer disabled toilet and washing facilities; however, most taps are all fitted with lever handles.
We are very proud of our outdoor space. We have a large playground and a field. We have a fantastic Wildlife Garden, providing children with a valuable space for outdoor learning. The children enjoy a range of activities when outdoors, with a trim trail, tyre park and traverse wall available for all-year round play.
The school was last inspected by Ofsted in January 2016. This inspection graded our school as ‘Good’ in all areas. We are now working on the improvements identified by the inspection and aspire to become ‘Outstanding’.
We are a Healthy School and have three times been awarded The Basic Skills Quality Mark. We have a Silver ECO Award and we have achieved the Bronze Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Award for commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. We also have ‘Sun Safe’ status, demonstrating our commitment to keeping children safe from the damage that can be caused by the sun’s UV rays. We are currently working towards The STOP Campaign, which is Derbyshire’s Preventing and Tackling Bullying Award.