A HEREFORD primary school has been rated good by Ofsted after its recent inspection.

Staff and pupils at Broadlands Primary School, in Broadlands Lane, are celebrating after an Ofsted inspection that has seen the school rated as good in all areas.

Headteacher Simon Robertson has praised staff at the school, which has 124 pupils aged between four and 11, but inspectors said there is still room for improvement.

He said this rating is fully deserved and a true reflection of the hard work that has been done over several years.


In its previous report in January 2019. it was rated requires improvement.

Broadlands has recieved a good rating from Ofsted

Broadlands has recieved a good rating from Ofsted

The Ofsted report said pupils thrive at Broadlands Primary School and staff know them as individuals.

The inspectors, who carried out their inspection on October 11 and October 12, found clear evidence that pupils feel safe and happy and that they treat each other, and adults, with respect.

The pupils know there are always adults they can speak to, and that bullying is "rare", with children playing happily at social times.


But other than in English and maths, much of the curriculum is new. Some subject leaders have not had opportunities to check how well these new curriculums are being implemented, said the report.

This means that leaders are unsure as to whether the new curriculum in some subjects is being implemented as intended.

Senior leaders should ensure that subject leaders develop the skills and have opportunities to check on the implementation of different subjects.

Also, leaders have not considered the opportunities for pupils to learn about a broad range of cultures and traditions other than their own.

As a result, some pupils' understanding of other traditions and cultures is underdeveloped.

Leaders should make sure that all pupils benefit from opportunities to learn about the range of cultures and traditions in the world, said Ofsted.

But the report also said leaders and staff have established a warm and nurturing feel to the school, helping pupils to recognise their own emotions and to care for one another.

Mr Robertson said: "I am absolutely delighted with this report, and it is truly fantastic news for the whole school.

"The 'good' grading is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work and is the very least the staff, pupils and parents/carers deserve for their efforts in recent years."