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 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,
Term Dates 2020-2021
We are looking forward to Theatre Alibi's visit this week when the whole school will enjoy their production of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns'.
Update on the future of the trust
On Monday 2nd September we welcomed our new interim CEO, Mrs Angela Barry, into the school. She spoke to our staff team and thanked them for their hard work last year.
Mrs Barry also gave us an update in relation to the situation regarding the transfer of our South Dartmoor Academy schools to their new trust or trusts. As you are aware, there was an initial and very ambitious transfer date set for the 1st January 2020 but it is now more realistic to look at a 1st February transfer date. We were also told that, if there is a general election, government departments (including the Department of Education) enter a 6 week period of “purdah” that they are bound by. This could clearly impact upon the Regional School Commissioner’s decision-making timeline.
Mrs Barry reassured us that she will be leading the Trust, alongside the Board, until the point of transfer, no matter if it falls later within the first half of the Spring term.
I will, of course, keep you up-to-date with further developments.
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.