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What are we doing here?

We are part of the South Hams Federation family of schools, a federation whose overarching vision is 

'We are an inclusive school federation family that values the unique personality of each child and inspires all learners, empowering them to achieve through building confidence and resilience'

They live out their vision by supporting us as a Church of England school. As the only CofE school within our school family, they support us in having our own contextually driven and theologically routed vision and work collaboratively with us to ensure that this is understood across all schools. They are sympathetic to our views and input and supportive of our approach and value our Christian distinctiveness.

As a school, we work alongside the federation vision but have created our own unique vision to suit the needs of our socially diverse community and rural position. Our vision was developed by our school family (Our children, parents, families, church leaders, governors, staff and volunteers) and has recently been developed into an image by the children, that we wear on our uniforms with pride and as a reminder that we flourish as children and adults together as one-'UBUNTU- I am because we are.'

We work together under the love of God, to empower each other to flourish and prosper. We provide our children with 

 'The Roots to grow, the wings to fly, all within the love of God.'

"They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalm 1:1-3


Within a rural context, we believe in a vision that supports our children in having as many wider opportunities as possible. We pay close attention to having a culturally diverse curriculum that opens children's minds to the wider world in which we live. We encourage and provide children with a rich curriculum linked to a range of wider curricular activities to ensure they get the experience and knowledge to prosper and grow.

This past year our children have taken part in some wonderful adventures and have thrived from these experiences, both academically, socially and emotionally and spiritually.

Extra curricular experiences 2023 - 24


Soundbath Workshops

Visit to Ancient Egyptians exhibition at the RAMM

Diwali Workshops

Junior Life Skills event at Quayside Leisure Centre


Visit to the Princess Theatre to see 'Beauty & the Beast'


Explorer Dome Visit

South West Water Workshop

'Threads of Easter' visit to Buckfast Abbey

Kingsbridge Library Presentation - 'The secret book quest'

Author Workshop (Clare Helen Walsh) to celebrate World Book Day

Spirituality afternoon


East Soar visit

EYFS visit to South Huish Farm

Chorister Outreach visits

Residential visits for Key Stage 2

Year 5 Bikeability

'Take 5' Wellbeing Festival at Buckfast Abbey

D-Day 80th Anniversary celebration at Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe

Recycling Workshops



Water safety is promoted throughout the Summer Term with swimming on site in the school pool and the following activities:

Year 6 sailing 

RNLI visit for EYFS


Whole school beach day 

Surfing lessons

Living so close to the sea, we are very aware of the dangers children might face near open water. Each year we hold a beach day when the children meet with the RNLI to learn about how to stay safe and what all the flags on our beaches mean. As part of this day, some of our children take part in surfing lessons.

Whilst learning about plastic waste, the children took part in a beach clean. They did an amazing job finding old fishing lines and bottles. Some children made some beach art with their finds. They were very happy to have helped the planet and one child said, 'We have turned something ugly into a beautiful art work.' 



A first for most of our EYFS children - we took them to the zoo with KS1. Learning about mini beasts and habitats, they had a wonderful experience learning all about different habitats and the impact of humans on the animal population. They were set the challenge to spot the grading on each enclosure on how endangered each species was. This opened up lots of questions about what we can do to help fight for God's creatures and how we can impact on their lives. The children were very keen to come back to school to talk about how saddened they were that some creatures face extinction in the near future. Ezra asked if we could help by sponsoring another animal again. What a beautiful idea!