AS A church school, Broad Town Primary aims to develop Christian values which encourage children to be kind and considerate towards each other.

The teachers seek to provide a caring and Christian environment where stimulating learning encourages self esteem, self discipline and confidence, within the partnership of home school and the community.

To keep up with current trends in teaching, as well as the wider world, the school constantly evolves and develops its practices.

To help children develop, staff regularly revisit old work to show pupils where they need to improve and there is a focus on developing a learning culture in the school.

The benefit of this approach was seen in its latest Ofsted report, carried out earlier this year, which gave the school a ‘good’ rating.

The report said: “This is a good school where pupils achieve well.

“It also has some particular strengths.

“Care, guidance and support are outstanding and consequently pupils feel extremely safe.

“Pupils adopt exceptionally healthy lifestyles as a result of the outstanding range of physical activities provided for them.

“Parents and carers hold the school in high regard.

“By the time they leave in Year 6, the children are attaining above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.”

As highlighted by the report, outside of the classroom the school offers a wide variety of exta- curricular activities.

There is also a focus on healthy eating and making sure the pupils are aware of their responsibility to the environment.

Last year, the school also linked up with Maswazi Primary School in South Africa which has helped to increase the children’s understanding of the world around them.

Broad Town Church of England Primary School

Address: Broadtown Road, Broad Town, Swindon, SN4 7RE


Phone Number: 01793 731395


Headteacher: Bridget Long

Chair of Governors: Kathryn Lancaster