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St Peter's Brafferton Church of England VA Primary School

Aspiring, believing and achieving together

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St Peter's Brafferton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


On behalf of myself, my staff and the Governors, we would like to offer you a very warm welcome to St Peter's Brafferton Church of England (VA) Primary School. Working in close partnership with our church, parents, pupils and our wider community, we have high expectations of one another and provide the best possible learning environment for our children. We are a small, thriving and friendly village school, also providing before and after school care from 8am until 6pm, as well as our fantastic Helperbees Preschool for 2,3 and 4 year olds and a holiday club.


Here at St Peter's we strive to create a warm, caring and inspirational learning environment, where our core Christian values lead us in all that we do learn and say throughout our school community and enable our pupils to grow in compassion, forgiveness, truth, trust, friendship and endurance.


We are really proud of our most recent Ofsted inspection report (May 2018):


‘Pupils feel safe and happy'.   'Teachers have high expectations of pupils and therefore they make good progress. Pupils reach high levels of progress in reading, writing and mathematics as a direct result of effective teaching.'

'The leadership of pupils with SEND is strong, as is its Early Years provision, curriculum and teaching.'  'Attainment in mathematics is good, where pupils are working at high levels and an increasing amount of pupils are exceeding the expected standard for their age.'


We are also delighted to be able to share our latest SIAMS report which was carried out on 14th February 2019. We were one of the first schools in North Yorkshire to be inspected under the very much more rigorous new evaluation schedule and are delighted with our designation as a good school in which "Christian values influence all aspects of curriculum planning which includes a specific focus on spiritual development. Pupils are curious and eager to ask questions, explore ‘big ideas’ and enjoy being at school... Pupils learn in the context of the Christian values of community, compassion, truth, trust, friendship and endurance. This was emphasised by a pupil who said, ‘It is OK to get it wrong, it just helps you learn.’... Teachers have consistently high expectations of pupils which encourage independent learning and achieving challenging targets."


We also work closely with other schools in our area through the North Star Teaching Schools Alliance, which helps us develop our school and our outcomes for all of our children. 


We are very happy for you to visit our fabulous school, and please do get in touch if you would like to discuss anything further.


With very best wishes,


Mrs Sarah Anderson, Headteacher