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Did you know that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to have a FREE school meal every day?! You do not need to register for this, you just need to order through ParentPay or contact us for help.

School Admissions -

We still have spaces available for children to join us in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 Please contact the school office for more information.

Self Appraisal

Principal focuses for the performance of Leadership Team members during 2018-19 will be to:

  • use innovative and creative responses to manage the significant financial challenges facing schools in 2018-19, and beyond
  • maintain the very highest pupil performance standards across the school, with pupils continuing to achieve at advanced standards, well above the national average, in the end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 tests (May 2018 and going forward)
  • develop whole school strategic understanding of all staff in relation to external validation. Ensure that the school meets all the criteria to be deemed an outstanding school on every measure: overall effectiveness; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; safeguarding; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils; early years provision
  • Further develop and extend leadership capacity within the organisation
  • continue to raise the standard of pedagogy across the school through ‘cutting edge’ continuing professional development; the ‘showcasing’ of successful practice; the sharing of current research on teaching and learning; lesson analysis study (using filmed sequences) and a comprehensive peer observation programme
  • implement all Key Stage Review recommendations from the four recent reviews that have taken place since November 2017
  • Further develop teaching knowledge and skills in relation to science; the teaching of design and technology; the teaching of geography and the teaching of computing
  • Implement the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), ensuring they become fully established and followed by all staff members.

Appraisal Statement – Autumn Term 2108

All members of the Leadership Team are fully committed to meeting the objectives outlined above. They are involved in delivering a  multi-layered, intensive continuing professional development programme designed to enable our five new teachers to make rapid professional progress. All classteachers have set individual pupil targets for performance in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling, mathematics and science. Teachers will continue to complete termly assessments of pupils’ attainment in these all of these subjects. These will be thoroughly analysed by the Headteacher at the end of the Autumn Term and at the end of the Spring Term, with each classteacher receiving a comprehensive analysis of pupil standards, pupil progress and whether or not pupils are on track to meet the targets set by the classteacher at the start of the academic year. Particular attention is paid to how well disadvantaged pupils are performing. The allocation of additional support is informed by these ‘data grabs’.  Subject leaders, those with management responsibilities, and others with leadership responsibilities, established additional targets related to the ongoing development of the school. These targets are closely aligned to the current School Improvement Plan (2018-19) and reveal a relentless, ongoing drive for the continuous improvement of our school.

Bread Making

26 May 2021

Year 4 has been learning about making bread in DT. They have taste-tested different bread then designed their own. 

World Book Day 2021

04 Mar 2021

The children in school and at home have had a wonderful day. We have been dressing up and discussing our favourite book characters, doing Stop, Drop and Read all day, designing our own book characters...

School Therapy Dog

16 Sep 2020

We are really pleased to announce that Woody our new school therapy dog will be joining us soon! We will give him some time to get used to his surroundings and then you might start seeing him around s...

World Book Day 2020

05 Mar 2020

Little Acorns have been celebrating World Book Day. The children were very excited to join the older children in school for assembly and see all the other children dressed as their favourite book char...

Greek Workshop

19 Nov 2019

Year 6 enjoyed a fun-filled day of Ancient Greeks led by Martin. They learnt about the history and difference between Athens and Sparta including how Athens was a democracy and Sparta was an oli...

Cello lessons

11 Nov 2019

Every Thursday morning our Year 6 class are joining Miss Ashby at the Axe Valley Academy for cello lessons.

Maths masterclass

11 Nov 2019

On Thursday 7th November, the second of this year's RI Maths Masterclasses was held at Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy.  During the afternoon, Year 6 children from across the Multi Academy Trust...

Canoeing fun

10 Jul 2019

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June, some of our Year 6 children experienced a canoeing taster day organised by the Axe Vale Canoe Club in Axmouth. They enjoyed paddling up the river beyond Axmouth,...

Royal Maths Institute afternoon

05 Apr 2019

RI Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen a...

Fabulous Friction!

05 Apr 2019

Colyton Grammar School Science Department came and did a workshop called 'Fabulous Friction!'. Since then, Year 5 have worked hard on their own projects and we now have two entries for the science fai...