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Broadhembury C E (VC) Primary School
Broadhembury, EX14 3NF, UK Honiton
+44 (0)1404 841304

Welcome to Broadhembury Primary School

Broadhembury School is located at the heart of a picturesque village. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and takes its children from a wide rural area. The original Victorian building has been improved and extended to meet the needs of a modern curriculum but the school retains much of its close, family atmosphere.

The idea of “family” is very important to us. Much of what we do, be it deciding on the aims of the school, agreeing rules for play-time behaviour, or taking part in major art projects, we do as a whole school family. To reinforce this, we have what we call “Family Groups” that meet once a week. These groups have on average twelve members ranging from the youngest children to the oldest adults and are used in a range of ways to support children during their time at school.

We aim to provide all the children with the skills and attributes to be skilled, active and considerate citizens. Hopefully, by looking at our website or even visiting the school, you will be able to get an idea of how we do this.

David Fielding, Headteacher


  • To provide a safe, happy environment for learning
  • To provide a broad curriculum, delivered in a way that enables every child to excel
  • Within the school's Christian tradition, foster mutual respect irrespective of status, age, religion or cultural background
  • To promote the benefits of cooperation, fairness, trust and praise
  • To place the school at the heart of its community


At Broadhembury School we actively encourage our pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle. Class One and Two have their own fruit at morning break and Class One have a second helping of fruit or vegetable, provided by the Government, at afternoon break. As part of our daily physical activity, Class One have their own morning aerobics session on Tuesdays, we have whole school aerobics on Wednesday mornings which is often led by the older pupils in our school. On Thursday and Friday mornings the older pupils lead a multi-skills session. Multi-skills provides the children with agility, balance, coordination and speed exercises which are transferable to all sports. We have been saving hard with Sainsbury and Tesco vouchers to increase our range of sports resources. At lunchtimes our Year Six pupils lead Huff and Puff sessions for the rest of the school. This involves a selection of playground sports equipment being used in constructive games. As part of the East Devon Schools Sports Partnership, we have been involved in many sports festivals. There has been a wide range of opportunities for all the children in our school from Orienteering to Dance and Circuits, with many more between.


We currently run football clubs for both KS1 and KS2. We also have a KS2 tag rugby club and a KS2 high fives netball club. All KS2 sports clubs take part in inter-school matches and, for such a small school, we do very well. The photo below shows this year’s high fives club with their personal certificates for contributions to the team.


One of the things we do in our Family Groups is create guidelines to help us behave well and cooperate with each other. Here are the results of some of our discussions.

  • Buddy Readers
  • Broadhembury Peace Prize
  • On The Bus
  • The Quiet Area

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