We are a small rural primary school for children aged 4 to 11. We currently have 100 pupils on roll who are taught in one of four classes depending on their kids age.
Since 1st September 2012 we have joined with three other local schools to form the Axe Beacon Federation. Our partner primary schools are Colyton, Seaton and Shute. This is an exciting time for us as we move into a new phase of providing excellent education, through a strong and committed team.
For further information about the Federation visit: Axe Beacon Federation
We make good use of the teaching areas in our school. There are computers and interactive whiteboards in each main classroom and a wide selection of fictional and non-fictional reading material in our classrooms and library. We are constantly updating our facilities to provide an effective and stimulating learning environment. The ICT provision is further augmented by a set of laptops that are used in every classroom.
We aim to foster, in school, a friendly and caring atmosphere where each child is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential in all areas of the curriculum. We are able to give individual attention to children which helps to encourage them to achieve much higher goals. We place much emphasis on the basic areas of the National Curriculum, as well as the practical side, and use a mixture of traditional and modern teaching methods to achieve our aims.
Though we do not have a school playing field, we do use the village field for outdoor games and we make timetabled use of the Village Hall for gymnastics, dance and drama productions. All the children swim at The Flamingo Swimming Pool in Axminster for set periods of time through the year. The school has achieved the Gold Level Award for Physical Education, Daily Physical Activity and School Sport.
We play an active part in the life of the village community and to add to our annual Harvest Festival and Christmas ‘Production’ we hold Exhibitions of the children’s work, Curriculum Activity Weeks and contribute to village celebrations and events. The children can participate in a wide range of extra curricula activities ranging from sports, crafts, computers and music which are led by teachers and trained tutors.
The children undertake various visits and the Key Stage 2 children participate in either a three or five day residential visit every two years.
We have a very hard working PTFA who, not only fund raise, but also organise social events throughout the year.
Further information can be accessed via the Ofsted website including our latest Ofsted report at www.ofsted.gov.uk and then click on the link to Inspection Reports.