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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 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,

William Bentall


School Closed

Our school is closed today (February 1st) due to the weather conditions.

Academy Merger Consultation

A reminder that the directors of South Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are currently consulting on a proposal to join Education South West and are keen to hear your thoughts on this. There are still a number of meetings taking place (see dates below) and parents are welcome to attend any of them. If you are unable to attend and wish to comment you can email


Thurs 10th Jan - Buckfastleigh Primary School – 5pm

Fri 11th Jan – Moretonhampstead Primary School – 2.30pm

Tues 15th Jan – Ilsington C of E Primary – 5pm

Tues 15th Jan – Widecombe-in-the-Moor Primary – 6pm

Thurs 17th Jan – South Dartmoor Community College (main hall) – 6pm (NB this is an additional meeting as some parents were unable to attend the earlier one)


With regards, Rachel Shaw


Executive Principal/CEO


Academy Merger Consultation

Please find attached a letter for your attention from the South Dartmoor Academy Board of Directors regarding a potential merger with Education South West.

Butterdon - Rock Anthems

Butterdon have been looking at rock anthems in their music this term.  On Friday they entertained everyone with their performance of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" at the end of celebration assembly.

Butterdon - STEM Projects

Butterdon have been using their knowledge of the properties of materials to design a container that will keep a drink cold.  After their initial tests to discover which material was the best insulator, today they made their designs.  Next week they will test them to see which design is the most effective.

Butterdon - Tudor Times

Butterdon's topic homework challenge was to show what they had learnt about Tudor times in a creative way.

Isabelle's cake showing a range of Tudor punishments was truly creative, as well as being delicious!

Well done Isabelle for taking up the challenge!

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