Moretonhampstead Primary School
Our school is a ‘vibrant place of learning’ and 'pupils' progress is strong'- OfSTED April 2017
Our ‘strong emphasis on pupils’ personal development promotes their positive behaviour, with respect and courtesy as the norm’.
We are delighted that our recent OfSTED letter supports our view that we are a 'good' school. We are pleased that the letter recognises the journey we have been on to secure improvement for our children and this will continue as we look to further strengthen our curriculum and the opportunties we provide. You can find the full OfSTED letter on the link below.
We have an amazing building and outdoor space, incredible Dartmoor views and, best of all, fantastic children and staff! We are a school where the children come first and are all treated as individuals. Our school mission statement says: ‘In a trusting, caring and motivating environment, our children will be happy, confident learners who are inspired to do their very best.’
Do come and visit us!
With best wishes,
School will now not open until 10:30am on Tuesday 20th March due to the warnings about ice in morning.
Due to the current adverse weather conditions we have decided to close Moretonhampstead Primary School tomorrow (Monday 19th March). We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause but the rural location of many of our children and staff means they are unable to safely travel.
We will keep you updated regarding the arrangements for Tuesday in due course. Please check the school website/Facebook for updates.
South Dartmoor Academy
A reminder that our postponed World Book Day will be taking place on Monday 5th March when children are invited to dress up.
Some of Mardon class have started making a chicken coop ready for some new arrivals at school. Today, (with the help of Annkatrin) they made the rear door to the coop to let the chickens in and out. The children were supervised in using an electric screwdriver, hammers and saws and had great fun learning how to measure, cut and build.
We want the important step of your child starting school to be a smooth as possible. It is a big step, both for your child and for you!
Admission to any school is undertaken through the Local Authority. There are particular criteria which enable the Authority to prioritise requests for admissions if this is necessary.
Children may start school in the autumn term (September) after their fourth birthday.
It is important to us that there is a smooth transition to school for all children and that your children settle into our school quickly and happily. A rigorous and well planned induction programme is in place to enable this to happen, with the flexibility to respond to the needs of individual children as appropriate.