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Headteacher's Welcome

 

Welcome to Bramhope Primary School.  

Bramhope is an exceptional, oversubscribed school with a reputation for providing an all round education. We have 280 children and accept 40 Reception aged children each year from a range of settings. We also have school places in other year groups from time to time. Reception aged children are initially taught together as a unit and are then placed in mixed age classes as they move through school. 

Bramhope is a friendly, welcoming school and an important part of the village. Our experienced, enthusiastic staff enjoy working as a team in order to support and challenge each other. We pride ourselves on how well our staff know each child as an individual and want every child to feel that they belong to our school. Each child is placed in one of four Houses and this identity is strengthened through House competitions and our House trophies. We are fortunate to have a culture where parents' seek to be involved in their children's learning and an active PTA which organises regular events for children and parents, and fund raises for whole school projects. 

Children enjoy coming to Bramhope school and demonstrate a love of learning. They are confident and aspire to do well. We expect all of our children to work hard and our Y6 SATs results place us amongst the highest attaining schools in the country. We have an exciting curriculum and place a particular emphasis on the importance of reading. We seek to ensure that children have a solid understanding of the core subjects of English and Maths but also believe in offering a balanced curriculum; for example Art, Music, Spanish and Sport are specialist taught throughout the school. All staff place an emphasis on achievement through effort. 

Bramhope has fantastic playing fields, a large wildlife garden and a private nursery on site. We believe it is important that all our children have a variety of opportunities throughout their primary education and seek to offer a full range of extra curricular sporting activities including netball, football, rugby, cricket and athletics. We also offer individual and group music lessons and have a school choir and a school orchestra. Chess club, gardening club, French and drumming are amongst the other clubs offered. Our children are encouraged to nominate themselves to join our School Council who get involved in decision making and polling the opinion of the whole school.  Our Bramhope Buddies scheme offers another way for our children to take a leading role at school.  Our Year 6 class undertake further prefect duties to represent our school both here and in the wider world as School ambassadors, Eco Councillors, House Captains, Reading Ambassadors and more.

Bramhope has a history of working in partnership with local schools and is part of a 'Family of schools' network which meets and works together throughout the year. We also have a particularly close working relationship with Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley and are currently consulting regarding the formation of a Multi Academy Trust with Prince Henry's Grammar School.

If you would like to get more of a feel for life at Bramhope, please spend a few minutes exploring our website. Please visit our 'News & Events' page for information on our next Open Day. In the meantime, should have you have any questions, please contact the school directly. 

I look forward to meeting you.

 

Mrs Rachel Colbourn

Headteacher