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,
Devon County Show - Mardon
Mardon had a fantastically fun day at the Devon County show. We all had a go at bread making, butter making, Apple pressing, squeezing lemons to make lemonade and even using a fuelled by kinetic energy to make banana and strawberry smoothies. We also got the chance to explore the show ground and see lots of livestock up close as well as some sheep being sheared. What a busy day!
Devon County Show - Shapley
A good time was had by Shapley at the Devon County Show. As well as seeing a variety of animals, the children tried their hand at butter and bread making with delicious results, smoothie making using kinetic energy, pressing fresh apples for juice and making their own lemonade. Unfortunately, the pictures haven't come out too well in the sunshine but we still have the memories.
As part of our science, Shapley have been looking at the function of the fruit in a flowering plant and how it protects the seeds. In art, we used our observation skills to represent cross sections of fruit with either paint or pastels looking carefully at the seeds. We then enjoyed making a delicious fruit salad some of us trying new fruits for the first time.
Devon County Show Scarecrow Competition
Mardon all enjoyed designing and making a scarecrow to enter into a competition at the Devon County Show next week...keep an eye out for our entries if you visit the show next week! Mrs Scholz
We had to dispose of our outdoor wooden benches recently which were in a poor state of repair. Many thanks to the team at Bovey Castle who have made us a brand new bench for the children to use and at no cost at all! We are very grateful.
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.