Skip to content ↓

Welcome To

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,

William Bentall


Term Dates 2020-2021

The Board of Directors met on the 18th September to consider the term dates for 2020-2021 and, after discussion, it was decided that the term dates for 2020-2021 will be advertised on each school’s website once the new Trust(s) for our schools

Headteacher Bulletin 04/10/19


Headteacher Bulletin 27/09/19


Theatre Visit

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.
Mr Bentall

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all of you.  We do hope you had a happy holiday.

Joining Us