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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 with in 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 of our views and input and supportive to 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


With 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 experiences 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'

 Extra curricular experiences 2022-23


M&M Theatre production of 'Oliver Twist'


Author visit from Clare Helen Welsh

Junior Life Skills event at Quayside Leisure Centre


Visit from the Devon & Somerset Fire Service

Visit to the Houses of Parliament


National Young Leaders

Tae Kwon Do taster session

Visit from Anthony Mangnall MP

Explorer Dome Visit

Visit to Exeter Cathedral and The Priory

Visit to South Huish Farm

South West Water Educational Visit

Cultural Champions visit to school

Visit to Salcombe RNLI Station and Maritime Museum



Living so close to the sea we are very aware of the dangers children might face near open water. Each year we hold a surf day where the children meet with the RNLI to learn about how to stay safe and what all of the flags mean. Plus some children had their first surf lesson where they were incredible and encouraging each other and spurring on their friends we were frightened of the waves. Isabella would dip her toe last year but this year she was catching waves. What amazing perseverance they showed! Well done Malborough.


Whilst learning about plastic waste last term, the children had requested a beach clean whilst we were there. 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 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!