Chulmleigh Primary School is situated in the small rural town of Chulmleigh, midway between Barnstaple and Exeter. It serves the town of Chulmleigh itself and the neighbouring village of Chawleigh, it is also the school of choice for families from a wider area. Our site is within close proximity to Chulmleigh Community College where we access many of the facilities including: science labs, the drama studio, design technology department and others, with teaching from our secondary colleagues, specialists in their field. Our year 6 secondary transition is extremely successful and the students are very confident to make the move into secondary education because of this strong working link.
Chulmleigh Primary School is a highly successful school and has been rated ‘Outstanding’ yet again in the 2014 inspection. We are proud of our pupils, not only because of their very high standards of attainment but equally for the responsible, caring and confident individuals they are. As a school we nurture each pupil’s talents and provide individual support where it is needed. Every child succeeds because we know them so well and are committed to developing their individual strengths. We know that children achieve well when they are excited by their lessons, and we endeavour to make every lesson engaging and relevant, as well as finely tuned to each child’s needs. Happy children learn, and children who succeed at every turn develop a keen sense of self-worth and glow with confidence.
It is important to us that children participate fully in the life of the school, and we encourage them to take on roles of responsibility such as Playleaders, School Council committee members, Librarians etc. Through our Citizenship Award we nurture and reward endeavour and entrepreneurship. We feel that children are well placed for their move to secondary education if they are confident youngsters who have already had a taste of leadership.
Ours is very much a community school: our doors are always open to parents. We recognise that teachers and parents are truly partners in the children’s education. Most children are with us from their first day at Preschool, aged 3, till they leave us aged 11, so we get to know them, and their families really well. We now take 2 year olds in our extended preschool unit; in addition, we offer before and after school provision for working parents.
We work closely with the other Academy primaries, Lapford and East Worlington. Because of this, we are able to share the high levels of staff expertise across the schools to the advantage of the students in our care. Joint trips, transition events and residentials are frequently shared, giving students from all the schools a wider friendship and social group, something they enjoy very much.
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For more detailed information about the school, please click here to read our latest Self Evaluation.